REJECTION OR ANNULMENT OF ETIAS TRAVEL AUTHORISATION
The ETIAS initiative will strengthen internal EU security in two ways:
- Identifying anybody who poses a security concern before they cross the Schengen border
- Making information available to national law enforcement authorities and Europol in situations of terrorism or other major criminal offence prevention, detection, or investigation
When the prerequisites are no longer satisfied, an ETIAS travel authorization will be revoked. This is especially true if there is cause to assume that the ETIAS was obtained via the provision of false or misleading information.
Applications that are refused automatically will be forwarded to an ETIAS Central Unit within the European Border and Coast Guard. They will swiftly validate the application and determine whether or not the information supplied is correct and true. Suspicious applications, or those that generate an alert or hit, will be sent to the member state(s) in charge of issuing the warning.
WHAT TO DO IF AN ETIAS APPLICATION IS DENIED
In the event of refusal, the applicant may file an appeal with the member state that denied the ETIAS visa waiver. In such instances, the member state will have jurisdiction over the appeal. There will be a specific system in place for extraordinary circumstances such as humanitarian concerns, national interests, or international commitments. ETIAS National Units may grant a travel authorization with limited geographical and temporal validity in several instances.
The ETIAS National Unit may ask the applicant for more information and/or documents. This might happen if the information supplied during the application procedure prevents the appropriate ETIAS National Unit from making a judgement. The relevant body, ETIAS National Unit, will send an email with a comprehensive request for further information.
This information and/or proof must be provided by the applicant within 7 working days. The ETIAS National Unit will subsequently process the ETIAS authorization, which might take up to 72 hours. In unusual cases, the candidate may be asked to attend an interview in a consulate in their home country.