ETIAS Requirements for Argentineans
Traveling to Europe using the ETIAS visa waiver
What does ETIAS mean for Argentinean citizens?
To enhance border security and prevent terrorism and illegal immigration, the EU will establish a new visa waiver program named ETIAS (an acronym for European Travel Information and Authorization System). The ETIAS for Europe visa waiver will require citizens from Argentina and other nations to complete an online ETIAS application. Therefore, all Argentinean citizens looking to travel to a Schengen area country must apply for ETIAS before their trip. The Argentinean applicant that has received an approved ETIAS will be able to travel to the Schengen area for three years based on the visa waiver. The ETIAS application requires a little bit of time and documentation and a minor fee.
Citizens who will need the ETIAS visa waiver
ETIAS visa will become mandatory in 60 countries starting in 2023. This includes Argentina. ETIAS holders from Argentina will be able to enter the Schengen region multiple times within three years after approval of the visa waiver. Within 24 hours, the consulate will inform the applicant of the positive or negative outcome of the electronic application. Information about this will be sent to the applicant via email.
ETIAS includes all EU countries except for Ireland, as well as Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Switzerland. The list also consists of European microstates such as San Marino and Monaco. In addition, ETIAS will allow you to travel to countries planning to join the Schengen area, such as Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, and Croatia.
Travelers under legal age from non-European countries
22 countries from the Schengen area:
- Czech Republic
Non-eu member states:
Micro-States de facto part of Schengen Area:
- San Marino
- Vatican City
Non-Schengen Europe States
How to apply for ETIAS from Argentina?
Like other online screening processes such as the ESTA, Argentinean citizens looking to obtain an ETIAS visa waiver must complete an online registration form designed to expedite the registration procedure. Applicants must submit personal information, clarify their travel purposes, and answer security questions based on their history.
Specifically, Argentineans must include their full name, gender, current address, phone number, birth country, nationality, passport number, and passport expiration date on the ETIAS form. Other travel information that you should include are education, employment status, and the destination country of your trip.
The European Union designed the ETIAS visa waiver website to function on multiple devices. Because of this, Argentineans can apply to ETIAS using their desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. After completing the application, the system will email the applicant the final decision, usually within 24 hours. However, Argentinean citizens are urged to apply at least 72 hours before their planned arrival at a Schengen port of entry to allow time for any potential delays.