Citizens of Portugal who will travel to the United Kingdom once Brexit is complete will have to apply for and receive an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), which works like a temporary visa to allow you to enter and exit the UK successfully.
Not only must you fill out an online application for the ETA, but you may also have to go for an interview at your nearest consulate or embassy, depending on your travel reasons and travel history. Then, you will be issued the ETA and can enter the UK within the dates on your ETA.
The United Kingdom Electronic Travel Authorization | Applying, Restrictions, and More
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With the ETA, will I need to get any vaccinations before entering the UK?
It varies. Being tested for tuberculosis is usually standard if you plan to stay in the UK for 6 months or more. This usually applies to foreign citizens of Africa, some Slavic countries, as well as a few Asian countries. Check with your local embassy for more information.
What is the ETA program for the UK?
The Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for the UK works as a visa and allows foreign nationals to enter the country legally. The ETA program will make getting travel documents for entering the UK easier by opening up the application for online access.
What is the processing time of an application for a UK Electronic Travel Authorization?
It depends on your personal circumstances and reasons for traveling to the UK. Many current visa programs for the United Kingdom take around three weeks to process the applications, so be sure to apply early.
When will my ETA for the UK expire?
Your ETA for the United Kingdom will be valid to use until the Expiration Date, which will be listed at the top of your travel authorization page.
What will the price of the Electronic Travel Authorization be?
It will vary based on your travel reasons, how long you want to stay, and your nationality. Most authorizations for travel cost between $0 USD and $150 USD.
If my country is part of the European Economic Area program, will I still need an ETA?
If you are from one of the European Economic Area states, most likely you will not need to get an ETA in order to enter the United Kingdom. This is to allow economic competition and supply and demand to be met with neighboring countries.
What is the entry limit using an ETA to get into the United Kingdom?
It is suspected that the ETA will be good for multiple entries. This means you will be able to enter and exit the United Kingdom as many times as you need before your ETA expires.
The UK Electronic Travel Authorization Application for Portuguese Citizens
We will post the Electronic Travel Authorization application online as soon as we receive the official application from the UK government. Then, Portuguese citizens will be able to begin the visa ETA process from the comfort of their homes.
Until then, check out the Visa Checker Tool to see what online e-Visa application programs are available for your nationality. If you seek more answers about traveling to the UK, feel free to reach out to us 24/7 via email or chat to speak directly with a customer agent.