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All About the ETIAS for Germany
Please note that the ETIAS is a new type of authorisation that is expected to enter into force in late 2022. We have compiled all of the available information to let you know what it is, how it will work and how you can apply with Byevisa when it becomes available.
Preparing a trip to Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich? When you travel internationally, it’s always important to make sure you’ve got all the necessary Germany travel authorisations taken care of beforehand.
As of late 2022, all visitors from outside the Schengen zone or European Union need to either go through the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) or obtain a visa before travelling to Germany.
This means that every traveller is screened and approved before arrival, making for faster processing times once you do arrive and creating a better travel experience overall.
Obtaining your ETIAS pass will be quick and easy with Byevisa’s service. Once you are approved, your authorisation will be valid for 3 years. During that time, you will be able to travel for tourism or business to Germany and other countries in the Schengen zone as many times as you would like, as long as you do not go over 90 days in any 180 day period.
Learn all about this travel authorisation system, who is eligible and how to fill out your Germany ETIAS application.
Difference Between Germany ETIAS and Germany Visa
You may be wondering how the ETIAS is different from a traditional visa. Basically, your nationality will determine which type of travel permission you need. If you are not from the European Union or Schengen Area, you must obtain either one or the other, but not both.
Citizens of around 60 countries, including Australia, the UK, Canada, Israel, Mexico, Japan and the United States, do not need a traditional visa to go to Germany for tourism, transit, business or medical purposes. However, you are required to apply for an ETIAS online before you go.
Getting the ETIAS is a simple, fast and easy process that can be done completely online with Byevisa. See if your country is eligible below, or by using our visa checker tool.
People from other countries, including China, Cuba, India, Kenya and Russia, require a Schengen Visa to enter Germany. To apply, you have to organise a Germany visa appointment to submit paperwork to the German embassy or consulate in your home country.
Germany ETIAS Requirements for Eligible Countries
The requirements are very simple. All you need is a valid passport from an eligible country.
Your passport will need to be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your intended arrival date, so be sure to check its expiration date before you apply.
If your passport is from one of the following countries, you must apply for the ETIAS before travelling to Germany:
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Federated States of Micronesia
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Please be aware that during application you will also be required to respond to questions about your criminal record and presence in war or conflict zones. Your application will be checked against crime and security databases, such as Interpol and Europol, in order to determine if you will be allowed entry.
That is because, in addition to its goals of improving the traveller experience and helping coordinate border management, the European Travel Information and Authorisation System requirement has also been put in place to prevent irregular migration and keep the European Union’s borders safe from security threats.
For the vast majority of applicants, it is very easy to fulfil the Germany visa requirements and obtain an ETIAS.
Byevisa will send your confirmation to your email inbox when it is approved, so you can rest easy and enjoy your trip to the land of poets and thinkers.
ETIAS Germany Application Process
Here are the steps for how to get your Germany visa:
1. Fill out Byevisa’s simple application form online. There’s no need to make an appointment; you can do it anytime from any device connected to the internet. You’ll be asked to provide information including personal details and passport info, so you will need to have your passport handy.
2. Answer a few security questions.
3. Select your desired processing speed. Byevisa offers 3 options to choose from, so you can get your authorisation as quickly as you need it.
4. Fill in your payment information using a valid credit or debit card or your PayPal account.
5. Submit your application.
6. Check your email to see a message from Byevisa confirming that your Germany visa application has been submitted correctly.
7. Kick back and relax as Byevisa takes care of the rest.
8. Check your email to find your travel authorisation. Byevisa will send it directly to your email inbox within the timeframe you selected.
9. Print out your document.
10. Travel to Germany with your visa in hand. Don’t forget to take your passport, too!
ETIAS – Form and Documents to Visit Germany
To access the Germany visa application form online, scroll to the top of this page and enter your nationality and your destination.
This visa checker tool will confirm that you are eligible. Then, click ‘Apply Now’ to start filling out the application form.
You will need to enter your basic information, including the following fields:
- First name.
- Middle name, if applicable.
- Last name.
- Date of birth.
- Place of birth.
- Country of residence.
- Email address where you would like to receive your authorisation.
- Phone number where you can be contacted.
- Current residence address.
- Passport number.
- Passport issue and expiry date.
- Visa you are applying for (ETIAS).
- Intended arrival date.
Please double check all of your information before you move on. Any errors could prevent your application from being approved, so it is important to make sure everything is correct and is consistent with the information on your passport.
In addition, the form will ask you some security questions, such as if you have any past convictions for criminal or terrorist activities, or if you have ever been expelled from a foreign country.
Then, you’ll be asked to choose a processing speed for when you want to receive your authorisation. You have 3 options:
- Standard service: Get it in X days for X amount.
- Rapid service: Get it in X days for X amount.
- Highly Rapid service: Get it in X days for X amount.
Finally, you’ll need to fill out your payment information. You can use a PayPal account or a credit or debit card. If using a payment card, you’ll need to provide your:
- Full name as it appears on the card.
- Card number.
- Card’s expiration date.
- Card’s security code (found on the back).
At that point, your application is complete and all you have to do is click ‘Submit’.
You do not need to provide any documents for your Germany tourist visa, so there is no need to scan your passport, get any special pictures taken or travel to an embassy or consulate.
Once you submit your form online, all you have to do is wait for Byevisa to send your approved travel pass directly to your email inbox.
ETIAS Germany – Status Check
To see the status of your visa application, click ‘Status’ at the top of this page and enter your contact details and enquiry. Among other things, you can find out:
- The date you submitted your application.
- Its status: pending, approved or rejected.
- Its expiration date, if it has been approved.
In the extremely rare case that your application is rejected, Byevisa will send you an email to let you know and provide further instructions on what you can do.
You can rest easy knowing that Byevisa will send your approved application directly to your regular email inbox when it is ready. This means that all you have to do is check your email. However, we do offer the visa status check option for those who wish to use it.
If you have not received an email from Byevisa within the timeframe you selected for processing (for example, if you selected the X day Rapid service and X+1 days have passed), please contact our customer support team by clicking the ‘Status’ button at the top of the page and submitting a query.
How Much Is an ETIAS for Germany?
The Germany visa fee is X USD for the ETIAS, plus the cost of the Byevisa service, depending on the processing speed you select:
- Standard service: X amount for X day delivery.
- Rapid service: X amount for X day delivery.
- Highly Rapid service: X amount for X day delivery.
So, for example, if you select our Rapid service, you will pay a total amount of X USD.
Remember, once you pay for your ETIAS, it will be valid for 3 years. You can visit Germany and other countries in the Schengen zone as many times as you would like during that time, as long as you only stay for a total of 90 days or less within each 180 day period.
ETIAS Germany Frequently Asked Questions
Are you still wondering about some of the details related to getting your travel pass? We won’t leave you hanging. Please check out our FAQ section below for more information.
If neither of your dual citizenships is from the Schengen Area, simply choose the passport you will be travelling with to apply for the ETIAS, and make sure to take that passport with you.
However, the ETIAS is not valid for every country in Europe. For example, you cannot use it to visit the United Kingdom or Ireland. To see the full list of countries you can travel to, please visit our main ETIAS page here.
However, if you're aged under 18 or over 70, the ETIAS is free, and you only pay Byevisa's processing fee for us to obtain your travel pass on your behalf.