For Japanese citizens, it’s usually quite easy to travel to Europe because they have free access to almost all countries. Even so, it’ll be necessary to apply for an ETIAS authorization from now on to enter the nations that are part of the Schengen Area. This means that it's possible to obtain a Greece ETIAS for the Citizens of Japan at this moment. But to do that, you must gather some documents first and you should also learn how to properly apply online for this document.
In case you’re thinking of a nice trip to Greece, then you should know that it’ll be necessary to apply for the ETIAS. The steps aren’t difficult, but we recommend that you use iVisa.com’s online form to save time and effort.
Keep in mind that this document will be mandatory from now on. If you don’t have an ETIAS when arriving at the International airport, you could find issues there, including a denied entry.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What does it mean “ETIAS”?
ETIAS means European Travel Information and Authorization System. It’s an official system that allows you as a foreign citizen to enter the Schengen Area by having an electronic link in your passport. This system works quite similarly to the U.S. ESTA since both have the same process. The ETIAS was announced in 2016, but it’ll be mandatory by 2022.
This visa waiver program also allows the official authorities to have a detailed security track of each applicant to guarantee if this person is allowed to enter the Schengen Area or not.
How many countries require an ETIAS?
The list includes 62 countries by now. These nations are visa-free, so they don’t require to get a visa separately, they just have to apply for an ETIAS and nothing more. As you can guess, Japan is one of the 62 countries eligible to apply for the ETIAS, so if you have a Japanese passport, consider to apply for the ETIAS before entering attractive destinations like Greece.
What documents do I need to apply?
Contrary to some online application forms, iVisa.com designed and effortless system that can help you to obtain your ETIAS quite fast by providing these documents:
- Valid passport with a scanned copy of the information page.
- A valid email address
- Valid payment options, including credit/debit card, or Paypal.
Remember that these are the list of requirements if you apply with iVisa.com, but you might need other documents if you process the ETIAS with the ETIAS official website.
What are the prices and the procedure times?
This travel document was recently launched, so it’s difficult to have the exact price for each country that necessitates it. That’s the reason why iVisa.com isn’t authorized to provide you accurate information about the cost, but we can still provide you information about the procedure times we have:
- Standard Processing Alternative: it’s the least expensive option of the three and it’s also the most requested, especially if you’re not in a rush.
- Rush Processing Alternative: you wait for less for your document with this option, but the price goes higher.
- Super Rush Processing Alternative: this option is the fastest of the three and it’s also the most expensive.
How can I receive my ETIAS?
The official ETIAS website is one option to apply but you need time and patience to receive your document this way. But, using iVisa.com’s service, you’ll be able to save time and effort because you’ll only need to complete this 3-step procedure:
- First, answer the questions in the online form and select the processing alternative you prefer.
- Second, verify that your information is well-written and pay for the service.
- Third, upload all the documents requested and send your online form.
Click here whenever you feel ready to start the application.
How much time do I need to apply for my document?
iVisa.com’s online form provides an easy-to-use platform, so you’ll be able to complete the entire process in about 20 minutes. We recommend you do this procedure cautiously and without stress. Don’t forget that if you require the ETIAS as soon as possible, then you can select the Super Rush processing option.
Can I enter into any EU country with the ETIAS authorization?
This document is available only in the Schengen Area. If you want to use it without issues, then remember that you must go through the first country you selected in your online form. For example, if you want to visit Greece and then you want to go to Germany, then you must choose Greece as the first destination to use your ETIAS properly. Once you enter Greece, then you can continue with the other destinations for at least 90 days.
The ETIAS isn’t valid in nations that aren’t part of the Schengen Area, like the UK and Ireland. In these countries you cannot enter only with the ETIAS, you might also need a visa. Note that not all the EU countries are part of the Schengen Zone, and not all the Schengen countries belong to the EU.
Is it safe to use iVisa.com’s service?
Yes, totally! iVisa.com’s service was designed to keep all of your information completely secure. All the details you provide and see on this website can’t be leaked. You can check our reviews to confirm this statement.
I have more questions, where can I gather more information?
If you still have questions about the ETIAS procedure, or you have issues while completing the form, then reach out to our customer service work team to receive personal attention. You can also take a look at iVisa.com’s webpage for more information.