If you’re a citizen of Guatemala, then you have no difficulty entering France, as it is a country that doesn’t require many documents at the airport. Even so, from now on, it’ll be mandatory that you have an ETIAS to enjoy what this European nation offers you. For this reason, we invite you to read this article to know exactly the steps to apply for a France ETIAS for Citizens of Guatemala.
The ETIAS is a very new document, so there might be some changes in the future. Therefore, you can always check this page to see if there’s something new on the way. Remember that in iVisa we focus on offering you useful information to plan your travel the best way possible.
You should also remember that the ETIAS can be obtained with an official website or with iVisa’s online form. By choosing iVisa, you can be sure that the process will be easier and less time-consuming, and you can get your document by simply offering a few requirements.
Read the FAQs below to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean ETIAS?
The ETIAS is nothing but the acronym for European Travel Information and Authorization System, a recent system that provides an online document created to facilitate the control of foreigners entering Schengen countries, including France.
The ETIAS is necessary only to enter the Schengen Zone area, and it’s mandatory for any foreign traveler. As you can imply, Guatemalans are part of the 60 countries that require the ETIAS, regardless of their visa-free condition.
Remember that there are 26 members at this moment.
Which countries belong to the Schengen Zone?
As we mentioned previously, the ETIAS can be used only in the Schengen Area, which includes the following countries: Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Germany, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland, Slovakia, Spain, and Sweden.
What requirements do I need to receive the ETIAS?
You can obtain the ETIAS with an official process, but keep in mind that this way, you might need a lot of time in order to collect all the documents required. On the contrary, by using iVisa, you won’t need to spend that amount of time because you’ll only need to provide the following:
- Your passport as long as it isn’t expired and a copy of the information page.
- Your email address to get the ETIAS.
- Payment alternatives like a credit/debit card or a Paypal.
What are the processing times and prices to receive my ETIAS?
Unfortunately, iVisa isn’t allowed to offer you the exact price of the ETIAS yet. Remember that this document was recently launched, so the prices are too new and they also change according to the nationality of the traveler. What we can tell you is that iVisa has 3 processing options that vary in price according to how fast you need your document:
- Standard Processing Alternative: the least expensive but also the one with the longest waiting.
- Rush Processing Alternative: this option has an average waiting but a more expensive price
- Super Processing Alternative: this is the most expensive option of the three because it has the fastest processing.
How can I apply for my France ETIAS?
You can obtain the France ETIAS by using an official government web page, but it can be a tedious process, especially if you want to save several minutes of your day. With iVisa’s service, you don’t have to spend that amount of time because you only have to do the following:
- First, answer the questions in the online form with your personal information. After that, you can select the processing option that fits your needs better.
- Second, take a look at all the details you offered, including the spelling, and then continue with the payment part by using your credit/debit card or Paypal profile.
- Third, make sure that all the requirements asked are ready and upload them. Lastly, send the online form.
After that, all you have to do is to wait for your document according to the processing time you selected.
I’m traveling with my kids, what should I do now?
If you want to travel with your kids, then remember that they need their ETIAS too. Every foreign traveler needs this document, and that includes children. But, we still recommend you contact our work team to obtain exact information about this matter.
Is there a difference between the EU countries and the Schengen countries?
Yes, there is. Don’t forget that the ETIAS is only necessary for countries that belong to the Schengen Zone, but it’s quite common to confuse them. Therefore, you can read the following information to avoid this confusion.
The Schengen Area it's a region guided by the rules of the “Schengen Agreement”. One of these rules is that Schengen Zone nations don’t have internal border control. In other words, the citizens of these nations have free transit by using only their IDs.
The Schengen Zone is not the same as the European Union because the European Union (EU) is a political and economical agreement created to provide a peaceful treatment on the continent. It has 28 members by now. Keep in mind that some nations belong to the EU but they aren’t part of the Schengen Zone, and some members of the Schengen Zone don’t belong to the EU.
For example, the UK is part of the EU but not of the Schengen Zone. Another example is Iceland and Switzerland because both are part of the Schengen Area but they aren’t part of the EU.
Take note that the ETIAS is valid ONLY FOR THE SCHENGEN ZONE COUNTRIES, not for all the EU countries.
Is it safe to apply with iVisa?
A great advantage of iVisa is that it has a modern platform that allows you to complete the application form well without putting your information at risk. Therefore, you can be 100% sure that it’s secure to apply with this service. You can read our clients’ reviews to confirm it.
I have more questions, where can I get more information?
You can start your travel plans by applying for your ETIAS form in just 3 steps and get closer to your next trip to France.