Have you been thinking about the French Alps during the skiing season? Those white views of Mont Blanc are priceless and we are sure France is in your bucket list, not just for the exclusive ski resorts but also for the fabulous cuisine centered around gourmet dishes. Continue on reading to find out more about the current requirements to enter France.
If you are from a country where you are exempt from visas to France, such as the citizens of Montenegro. Then this read is for you! We will be explaining about the ETIAS, the new electronic form required for Montenegro citizens, and any other country that nowadays has no need to request a visa to the Schengen space. Remember that France is part of the Schengen space and they comply with any immigration guidelines given by the European Union. Expect to hear more from ETIAS, as they will become more common.
ETIAS are now offered by iVisa. We make this application fast, simple, and 100% reliable in our platform. Keep on reading our FAQs for further info.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is ETIAS?
ETIAS is the new European Travel Information and Authorization System. The 62 countries that are exempt from a visa to the Schengen area, now you need to register within this application. Montenegro is among these countries, therefore, an ETIAS will be required.
ETIAS is a response for better information management of international visitors and is very similar to the application requested by the US.
Get your application with iVisa and continue to plan your trip to France!
Do I need a visa if I get the ETIAS?
No, if your country needs an ETIAS that means it’s a visa-free country to the Schengen area. If your country needs a visa, then you don’t need an ETIAS. Also, these are totally different procedures, an ETIAS is an automated form you can do online while a traditional visa might request interviews at consulates and physical documents.
Is the France ETIAS only valid for France?
No, the ETIAS is a process from the European Union, so it’s valid for more countries, not just France. It is also valid for the 26 countries from the Schengen deal. However, when entering the information about your trip to Europe, you should state the first country you intend to visit which means you must enter that first country. If you put France as your first country, then you visit France first. After France, you can travel for up to 90 days to any country from the Schengen area.
If you already have your itinerary, then it’s time to start the application here.
Which information do you require for an ETIAS?
The form will require general information like your passport’s number, names, address, etc. You might be asked about health issues, criminal records, and previous trips. Respond with honest answers as this information will double-check with other international bases. Complement your form with the following:
- A scan of your passport.
- An email address , to receive our information.
- Payment alternatives, choose to pay the iVisa’s fee with a credit/debit card or a Paypal account.
How is the process to get the ETIAS?
iVisa works tirelessly to make your applications easy, for this reason, you only need to follow 3 steps:
- First, write down all the information requested.
- Second, review your information for further checks. Make your payment with credit/debit card or a Paypal account.
- Third, attach the scan of your passport.
What will I get in my email?
We will be sending you the ETIAS to your email. Please, have the email and any documents attached at all times while you are at the airport. Although your authorization will be linked to your passport, it is very likely you will be requested your ETIAS.
In the end, your entry will be at the discretion of border officials, therefore, make sure you have the right documentation with you, like your France ETIAS.
What processing times do you offer?
Select between these three options for your ETIAS:
- Standard alternative, moderate time to get your ETIAS.
- Rush alternative, rapid requirement.
- Super rush alternative, a higher fee for the fastest service.
How safe is iVisa to apply for the France ETIAS?
iVisa is a very secure company. As we work with tons of people’s information, we safeguard all information very carefully and we make sure they go straight to the forms required. You can read our customers’ opinions for further information about our services.
We don’t work directly with the French government but iVisa is aware of all the travel procedures you need to enter the country.
Where can I get more information?
We count with a full team of customer agents that are very knowledgeable of all iVisa’s processes and applications. You can request more information about ETIAS for Montenegro nationals or you can start by applying here.