The European Commission has revealed its plan to digitalize the Schengen visa. This will replace the mostly paper-based application system to obtain a visa for EU and Schengen countries currently in place. This means the Schengen visa will soon be available through a simplified online application process, similar to the European Travel Information and Authorization
By November of 2023, visitors to the Schengen Area will need to register with the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS). This simply means filling in the short ETIAS application form online.
The registration process is designed to be quick and easy. It will take a matter of minutes to apply for the ETIAS visa waiver.
Since this travel authorization will soon become a requirement for passengers from visa waiver countries traveling to Europe, it is important to know how to apply for ETIAS.