Making a decision around visiting France might seem fairly easy if you are in Europe. However, when you are in New Zealand, this decision might take longer as it is a long haul journey. Apart from making an itinerary to visit Paris, Lyon, Niza and Marsella you should also be thinking about the documentation you need to enter France.
Citizens of New Zealand need an ETIAS to enter France. This new immigration system established by the European Union will be required for all the countries which are exempt from a visa to the Schengen area. New Zealand is one of these countries.
As we want you to relax and keep on thinking about the sites you will be sightseeing, iVisa already has the full form here, so you can get your ETIAS with us and forget about the rest. Continue reading to get more information about France ETIAS.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is an ETIAS?
ETIAS is the European Travel Information and Authorization System. Taking into consideration safety concerns such as terrorism, illegal immigration, and high crime rates, the European Union considered a new electronic system to better control borders and visitors’ information. The procedure is very similar to the one established in the US.
iVisa can guide you through the process of your ETIAS here.
Do I need an ETIAS?
All citizens from the62 countries that don’t require a visa to the Schengen area, will need to get an ETIAS. In this case, citizens of New Zealand will be required an ETIAS to enter France or any of the countries part of the Schengen agreement. If you are coming from a country that needs a visa for the Schengen space, then an ETIAS won’t be necessary for you.
How long is the ETIAS valid?
Overall, when you get an ETIAS you can use it up to 3 consecutive years, after its approval. In terms of time in the Schengen countries, you get a maximum of 90 days in a 180-day period in total.
Is the France ETIAS valid for other countries?
Yes! ETIAS is an authorization document for the 26 states part of the Schengen agreement, so it’s not only valid for France. We should point out when completing the application you need to state the first country of your visit and you must visit that country first. If you choose to visit France first and that is put in your application so you need to visit France first. Don’t change this while traveling as it could bring you problems with border officers.
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Which documents do I need for the ETIAS?
The ETIAS online form will request information about your passport, names, address, etc. As well, it is important to have information about previous trips and criminal records. Answer with honesty because your information will be cross-checked with other bases around the world. Also have:
- A scan of your passport
- An email address, this is where we will send your final documentation.
- Payment options, you get to choose between Paypal or credit/debit card.
Any questions? you can contact our support team to get the right answers.
What is the process for the ETIAS?
iVisa makes sure your process is fast and easy, for this reason, you only need to follow the next 3 steps:
- Answer all the questions in the online form with truthful information.
- Double-check your answers and correct any mistakes. Proceed with payment with credit/debit card or with a Paypal account.
- Attach the scan of your passport and submit your information.
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What answer will I get in my email?
Your final documentation will be linked to your ETIAS and it should arrive at the email address you stated in your application. Keep this information with you as it could be requested when entering France or the countries you decide to visit in the Schengen area.
Which processing times do you have for ETIAS?
We offer your three alternatives according to your need in terms of time and money:
- Standard option, regular service for a low fee.
- Rush option, faster timing with for a bigger price.
- Super rush option, highest rate with no waiting time.
Is iVisa trustable?
Travelers around the world have trusted their procedures with iVisa. Go to our reviews page and confirm the quality of our service. Although we don’t work directly with the French government, we are confident in the services we provide which are the ones you need.
Where can I get more info?
Get our support team to help you with any inquiries you might have. The agents are available 24/7 and are ready to take upon your call or message.
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