ETIAS FOR VENEZUELANS
EUROPEAN TRAVEL AUTHORISATION FOR VENEZUELAN CITIZENS
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Venezuelan citizens do not need a visa to visit the Schengen Area for a short period of time. Venezuelan passport holders will be able to apply for ETIAS, which affects all visa-exempt travellers from outside the European Union, beginning in November 2023.
Venezuelan nationals will be required to register online before travelling to the Schengen Area once ETIAS is fully implemented. Venezuelan citizens’ information will be cross-checked against multiple security databases. This pre-screening is expected to reduce the number of security checks required when entering the Schengen Area.
ETIAS will be available to Venezuelan passport holders beginning in November 2023.
ETIAS will allow Venezuelan citizens into the following 22 European countries that are part of the Schengen Area:
Non-EU Member States:
Micro-States de facto part of Schengen Area:
WHAT SHOULD VENEZUELANS DO BEFORE TRAVELLING TO EUROPE
Venezuelan citizens do not need a visa to enter the Schengen zone for short stays. With a valid passport, Venezuelan citizens can travel to any of the Schengen countries.
Venezuelans will be able to apply for ETIAS beginning in November 2023. Venezuelan citizens will require a travel authorization, also known as a visa waiver, to enter a Schengen country without a visa once ETIAS is fully implemented.
Applying for ETIAS online will be quick and simple. Travelers from Venezuela will fill out the ETIAS application form on a smartphone, laptop, or other electronic device with an internet connection.
When an applicant’s travel authorization is approved, they are notified via email. Before crossing an external Schengen border, it will be electronically linked to the Venezuelan passport and verified.
WHEN DO VENEZUELANS NEED A VISA FOR EUROPE?
Venezuelan need a visa to travel to European countries in the Schengen Area if any of the following apply:
- Visiting Schengen for work or business purposes
- Studying in a Schengen member country for more than 3 months in a 6-month period
- Moving to a Schengen member state or staying for longer than 90 days
- Visiting European countries that have not signed the Schengen agreement, such as Ireland
ETIAS AUTHORISATION FOR VENEZUELANS
All Venezuelan nationals will be required to apply online before visiting any Schengen Area country beginning in November 2023. Venezuelans can use ETIAS to travel to the Schengen Area for tourism, business, and transit.
Travelers from Venezuela with an approved ETIAS may stay in Europe for up to 90 days in any 180-day period using this travel authorization.
The ETIAS visa waiver will be valid for three years for Venezuelans. If the Venezuelan passport expires, the ETIAS becomes invalid, and a new application must be submitted with the new passport.
ETIAS FROM VENEZUELA SECURITY PROCEDURES
After being screened by EU Border Control and Immigration authorities, Venezuelan nationals will be able to enter and visit Schengen countries under the ETIAS.
To maintain the highest level of security in the area, applicants’ information will be checked against multiple security databases such as Interpol and the ETIAS watchlist.
Data will be cross-checked against other databases such as SIS, VIS, Europol, and EURODAC. Applicants with minor criminal records may still be able to travel with ETIAS. Individuals who pose a public safety risk will most likely be denied ETIAS-security procedures are being implemented to make Europe even safer for residents and visitors.
There are luggage restrictions when travelling to Europe from Venezuela. People are not permitted to travel with prohibited items. Other items, such as alcohol and tobacco, are also restricted.
ETIAS REQUIREMENTS FOR VENEZUELAN CITIZENS
Tourists, business travellers, and transit passengers from Venezuela will be able to apply for the ETIAS visa waiver online. The ETIAS application is straightforward and does not necessitate visits to an embassy or consulate.
Travelers from Venezuela will need the following documents to apply for ETIAS:
- Biometric passport
- Current email address
- Debit or credit card to pay the fees
The ETIAS cannot be transferred to another passport. Visitors must apply for ETIAS and use the same passport to travel from Venezuela to Europe. The passport must be valid for at least three months after the intended departure date from European Schengen countries.
FILLING OUT THE ETIAS APPLICATION FORM FROM VENEZUELA
Venezuelan citizens completing the ETIAS form must provide the following information:
- Personal details such as name, date of birth, and nationality
- Passport information such as country and date of issuance, and expiration date, and passport number
- Travel plans, such as intended country of entry and date of arrival as well as departure date
There will also be a series of health and security questions to ensure the traveller is visa-free.
Applications can be completed in minutes and processed quickly.
ETIAS FOR VENEZUELANS SECURITY CHECKS
Venezuelan travellers’ information will be cross-checked against multiple security databases. Online registration and background checks will help to improve member states’ security by preventing potential threats from entering the Schengen Area.
Once approved, a citizen’s travel authorization is valid for up to three years, or until the associated passport expires, whichever comes first.
When a request is approved, applicants are notified via email. Venezuelans should apply for ETIAS as soon as possible before their departure date to avoid unexpected processing delays.