Traveling around the world is always fascinating, especially when it comes to getting to know countries with different cultures to yours. Such is the case of France, which for a Colombian citizen can be a very striking country on the European continent. That’s why, before planning what clothes to wear or which tours to take, it’s necessary to know what documents to obtain, especially since a France ETIAS for the Citizens of Colombia is necessary.
The process to obtain this document is quite simple, even if you use the official website. Even so, we recommend you applying with iVisa because this way, you'll save a lot of time, especially when answering the questionnaires.
We invite you to read this article for more details on this process.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the France ETIAS for the Citizens of Colombia
What does it mean ETIAS?
The European Travel Information and Authorization System is better known under the acronym of ETIAS. This document authorizes you to enter any Schengen country, including France. This means that by having just one ETIAS, you’re allowed to enter the Schengen zone freely.
Remember that there are 26 countries that belong to the Schengen Zone at the moment.
How can I check if I’m eligible for the ETIAS?
This is easy to verify by using iVisa’s Checker Tool. This tool is visible as soon as you enter iVisa’s webpage. Once you’re there, all you have to do is to choose your nationality in the drop-down menu and then choose France or another Schengen country as the destination. This way, you’ll be able to know this information in a few seconds.
Remember that any foreign citizen needs an ETIAS to enter France, even those who’re visa-free like Colombia.
What requirements do I need to apply online?
To apply online for your ETIAS you have to provide the following documents:
- Your passport with a scanned copy of the information page.
- Valid email address.
- Payment options, like credit/debit card or even a Paypal account.
What are the processing times and prices?
We can’t provide you the exact price of the ETIAS yet because it’s a very new document and the total price changes from traveler to traveler. Nevertheless, we can still provide you some details about the procedure times with iVisa so you can have a better idea of this document once is ready:
- Standard Processing Option: this option is the least expensive, but it also has the longest waiting time.
- Rush Processing Option: with this alternative, you wait for less, but you have to pay more.
- Super Rush Processing Option: this option is the most expensive but it also has the highest price.
Please remember that you won’t be charged as long as you don’t authorize us to proceed with the online application form.
How can I apply for the ETIAS?
It’s not difficult to apply with iVisa because you only need to complete an effortless 3-step process. You can also apply with the official ETIAS website, but this process can be more tedious and it can also take longer.
The steps to follow are:
- Firstly, complete the initial questionnaire by offering all your personal details (like name, passport ID, etc.) and then choose the processing option.
- Secondly verify the information you gave before and pay for iVisa’s fee.
- Thirdly and last, upload the documentation required at the beginning of the process and send the online form.
You can click [on this link] whenever you feel ready.
How much time do I need to apply?
You only require 20 minutes of your time to finish all the steps in iVisa’s online form successfully. You could even take less than 20 minutes depending on how fast you’re completing the online form and checking it, but we still recommend you to do it safely and little by little.
Is there a difference between the Schengen Zone and the European Union?
Yes, there’s an important difference between the EU and the Schengen Zone, beginning with the fact that the ETIAS is available only for Schengen countries, not for countries of the EU.
To give you better information about it, keep in mind that Schengen countries are those who signed the Schengen Agreement. These nations don’t have internal border controls, so they have free transit in their border. There are 26 Schengen members, and most of these nations are part of the European Union (EU). But, in the case of some countries like Ireland or the UK, they aren’t part of the Schengen Zone.
In the case of the European Union, this is a political and economic group with 28 member states. It was created as a peace agreement for the continent. But, as mentioned above, some nations that are part of the EU don’t belong to the Schengen Agreement. You should also know that some members of the Schengen Agreement aren’t part of the EU, for example, Iceland and Switzerland. However, these last nations are still part of the ETIAS program.
Just remember that the ETIAS program is available ONLY for the Schengen Zone countries.
Is it safe to use iVisa’s service?
Yes, we can guarantee you that it’s totally safe to apply with iVisa’s service! You can obtain your document as soon as possible by using iVisa’s advanced process. Our software also has a reliable security system that won’t put your private information on risk. You can take a look at our reviews if you’re still unsure about it.
Where can I find more information about it?
If you feel ready to start your application form, then start it here and get ready for your dream trip to France!