How long does it take to apply for an ETIAS?

The ETIAS system is being developed at this time. With that said, it is expected that completing an ETIAS Italy application form will take only a few minutes. The application will be straightforward and will include a series of security questions.

Travelers must be able to provide:

  • Full name.
  • Address and other contact information, including email.
  • Date and place of birth.
  • Passport information, including number and issuing and expiration date.
  • Country of intended first entry.

Security questions on the ETIAS applications will inquire about a person’s criminal history. There will be some questions about an applicant’s health and travel history to conflict zones. More details about the questions will be revealed once the ETIAS system is up and running.

To make the process of applying for an ETIAS smoother, applicants should have in hand their passport details and debit or credit card information. It is also important that they point out the country where they first wish to enter when traveling to the Schengen Area.