If you are a Bruneian citizen planning on traveling to Europe soon, you may require an ETIAS. As of 2021, the new travel authorization system will come into place for non-EU members who plan on traveling to one or more Schengen countries.
ETIAS stands for European Travel Information and Authorisation System and will be implemented soon in order to reinforce border control and security measures for the Schengen Zone. At present, there are 26 countries that will require travelers to present an ETIAS visa waiver upon arrival/border entry.
In order to travel to any of these countries after the date of implementation, Bruneian citizens will be required to apply for an ETIAS prior to traveling.
Travel Requirements to Europe from Brunei
In order to apply for an ETIAS travel authorization for Bruneian citizens, it will be necessary to follow a few simple requirements. Read the following travel requirements to Europe from Brunei to better understand how you can prepare for your ETIAS application prior to traveling to Europe.
Passport All applicants will require a valid passport.
Online payment Applicants will also require a valid debit or credit card that they are able to use to pay for the ETIAS application fee online.
- Email address In order to apply online, applicants will also require a valid email address. This email address will be used to communicate all updates regarding the application process and the final ETIAS approval will also be sent to the same email address.
To successfully apply for an ETIAS travel authorization to Europe, it will be necessary to comply with the ETIAS requirements for Bruneian citizens. Without the above items, your application will not be able to be processed correctly, therefore denying you of an ETIAS.
Apply for an ETIAS from Brunei
Applicants will be able to apply for an ETIAS from Brunei as of 2021 when a ETIAS becomes available. The application system will involve a simple application form that applicants will be able to complete online.
The application form will require travelers who plan on visiting Europe to complete sections regarding their personal details, passport details, and also some security questions. Once applicants have paid the application fee with a valid debit or credit card the application will be sent off.
It is crucial that all applicants complete the application form with utter accuracy in order to process the ETIAS application form adequately. Mistakes or spelling errors can lead to application delays or even result in the rejection of your travel authorization for Europe.
The information on the ETIAS application form should be completed within 7 working days. Afterward, it will take approximately 72 hours for the application to be screened and an email to be sent with the confirmation status of the ETAS application. There is the possibility that some applicants will be required to undergo an interview at an embassy or consulate in their country of residence. This is subject to the application at hand and will not happen frequently as most applicants will be able to complete the application process online.
ETIAS Information for Bruneian Citizens
Once applicants receive their ETIAS approval, the travel authorization will be valid for 3 years. It can be used within the 3-year validity period for stays of up to 90 days. The ETIAS for Bruneian citizens can be used for tourism purposes, as well as business and transit purposes.
It is important that citizens of Brunei check the European country that they wish to visit, particularly if they plan on visiting more than one. Not all European countries form part of the Schengen Area as there are 28 member states in the European Union at present and 26 Schengen countries.
It is also advisable that what with political indecision with regards to the UK and the EU, Bruneian citizens who plan on visiting the UK research the current status of the UK and whether or not Bruneian citizens will require a travel authorization to visit England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.