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While an ETIAS allows holders from the Republic of Paraguay to travel to Schengen countries for business purposes, it does not allow them to look for work or work in the EU.

Paraguayan passport holders who wish to work in the European Union must contact the embassy of the country in which they wish to reside for information on work visa applications. Because each country may have slightly different regulations or requirements, citizens of Paraguay are advised to apply for an ETIAS and visit several Schengen countries before deciding where they want to live and work. Once a decision has been made, Paraguayans can apply for a work visa at the embassy or consulate of the desired country.

If ETIAS holders are discovered working in Europe, they may face serious consequences such as having their visa waiver revoked, being fined, or even being deported.

An approved ETIAS grants citizens of Paraguay multiple entries into any and all of the Schengen member nations during its 3-year total validity. The maximum stay allowed by an ETIAS visa waiver is of 90 consecutive days per trip within a 180-day period. This means that Paraguayan ETIAS holders need to exit the Schengen Area once the 90 days run out, towards a non-Schengen destination.

This also means that the citizen will have to spend the next 90 days outside the Schengen territory. Once this wait period runs out, the traveler will be granted another 90 days that they may spend within the EU.

Passport holders from Paraguay who wish to spend more than 90 days in the Schengen Area are advised to visit a European embassy or consulate that represents the country they wish to stay in to request a long-term visa. Obtaining a residence visa is done in person at the embassy or consulate and requirements may vary from one Schengen nation to another. A long-term visa will ensure the citizen has permission to legally stay in Europe for over the 90-day period granted by an ETIAS.

Overstaying an ETIAS visa waiver for Europe may entail consequences such as fines, revocation, and in some cases, removal from the EU territory. This may also affect a citizen’s possibilities of obtaining another ETIAS visa waiver in the future, since their overstay will be recorded in the ETIAS system.

Citizens of the Republic of Paraguay holding a criminal record may still be able to enter Europe.

The decision to approve an ETIAS application will be based on the nature of the offence, its recentness, and whether it poses a risk to the well-being and safety of residents and visitors from member countries. The ETIAS application requires all applicants’ data to be screened against multiple European and international security databases.

If the citizen’s ETIAS request raises any red flags during the automatic processing of their application, their data will be manually updated and examined by European authorities to decide whether or not they are eligible for a visa waiver. When an ETIAS application is refused, the foreign national is notified via the email address they supplied on their visa waiver application. The communication will contain the reason for ETIAS denial and will provide the citizen the option to appeal the decision if they so want.