European Travel Information and Authorization System

ETIAS Requirements for UK citizens

ETIAS will launch in 2024. ETIAS requirements will establish new standards for traveling to EU, EFTA and European Microstates with Open Borders member states for the UK citizens.

ETIAS Process Step - 1

Get notified when ETIAS is mandatory

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Start ETIAS Application online

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Receive ETIAS confirmation

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Welcome to Europe

Who Will Need ETIAS to Travel to France?

From 2024, the ETIAS Visa Waiver is going to be the key part of your European travel. ETIAS authorization will be required for UK citizens and other visa-exempt nationals to travel to Spain and other Schengen Area countries. Your ETIAS authorization will be valid for three year after it is approved.


As of today, nationals of 59 countries worldwide enjoy visa-free travel with the EU. The citizens of these countries will not need to apply for a traveler visa to visit Schengen Area, since ETIAS authorisation will be completely enough.


ETIAS authorisation does not permit a visitor to stay in France for more than 90 days. If you wish to stay longer, or if you’re planning to work or study in France, you’ll need to apply for a relevant visa.

Kids and Minors

ETIAS authorisation is required for minors and children too. The application must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.

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Who needs ETIAS Requirements

Keep in mind that since Brexit, the UK is no longer part of the European Union. As a visa-exempt country, travellers from the UK will need to submit an ETIAS application. Here’s a full list of the 59 countries whose citizens will need to follow ETIAS requirements to travel to France:

  • etias visa waiverAlbania
  • etias visa waiverAntigua-et-Barbuda
  • etias visa waiverArgentine
  • etias visa waiverAustralie
  • etias visa waiverBahamas
  • etias visa waiverBarbade
  • etias visa waiverBosnie-Herzégovine
  • etias visa waiverBrésil
  • etias visa waiverBrunei
  • etias visa waiverCanada
  • etias visa waiverChili
  • etias visa waiverColombie
  • etias visa waiverCosta Rica
  • etias visa waiverRépublique dominicaine
  • etias visa waiverLe Salvador
  • etias visa waiverGéorgie
  • etias visa waiverGrenade
  • etias visa waiverGuatemala
  • etias visa waiverHonduras
  • etias visa waiverHong Kong
  • etias visa waiverIsraël
  • etias visa waiverJapon
  • etias visa waiverKiribati
  • etias visa waiverMacao
  • etias visa waiverMacédoine du Nord
  • etias visa waiverMalaisie
  • etias visa waiverÎles Marshall
  • etias visa waiverÎle Maurice
  • etias visa waiverMexique
  • etias visa waiverMicronésie
  • etias visa waiverMoldavie
  • etias visa waiverMonténégro
  • etias visa waiverNouvelle-Zélande
  • etias visa waiverNicaragua
  • etias visa waiverPalaos
  • etias visa waiverPanama
  • etias visa waiverParaguay
  • etias visa waiverPérou
  • etias visa waiverSaint Kitts & Nevis
  • etias visa waiverSainte-Lucie
  • etias visa waiverSaint Vincent
  • etias visa waiverSt. Vincent
  • etias visa waiverSerbia
  • etias visa waiverSeychelles
  • etias visa waiverSingapore
  • etias visa waiverSolomon Islands
  • etias visa waiverSouth Korea
  • etias visa waiverTaiwan
  • etias visa waiverTimor Leste
  • etias visa waiverTonga
  • etias visa waiverTrinidad and Tobago
  • etias visa waiverTuvalu
  • etias visa waiverUruguay
  • etias visa waiverUkraine
  • etias visa waiverUAE
  • etias visa waiverVanuatu
  • etias visa waiverVenezuela
  • etias visa waiverUnited Kingdom
  • etias visa waiverUnited States
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ETIAS requirements

How to Apply for ETIAS to France from the UK

The ETIAS application process is simple and straightforward. The application will be completed in 20 minutes and all documentation submitted within that time.

First, fill out the online questionnaire. This questionnaire will ask you questions about your personal information, travel history, medical history, education, and work background.

Next, you’ll need to submit the first page for your biometric passport. This type of travel document has an embedded chip that stores your personal information. Biometric passports first appeared in 2010. If your travel document was issued prior to that date, you will need a new passport to apply for ETIAS authorisation.

After you submit your feedback, you will receive it within a few hours. If you have additional questions, an ETIAS officer may request additional documentation.

Required documents

ETIAS doesn’t require much documentation. It will only request a valid passport at the initial stage of application process. The valid passport should feature the following criteria:

  • A Printed (not glued or affixed in any way) Photograph
  • Machine Readability
  • An Electronic Passport Chip (though this isn’t mandatory)

Additional supporting documents may be required if the system finds that your information is not sufficient. An email list with the required documents will be sent to your specified email address.

You might be asked to participate in an online interview if additional documentation is not enough to verify the legitimacy or validity of the provided information.

ETIAS requirements