Once the United Kingdom completes its transition out of the European Union, citizens of the Netherlands will need to consider getting an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) in order to enter the UK. This system will begin sometime either at the end of 2020 or at the beginning of 2021.
In order to successfully use the ETA program for the United Kingdom, you will have to fill out an online application as well as possibly go to the nearest UK embassy or consulate to participate in an interview. The process is simple to begin online so you don't have to make multiple trips to a visa application center.
The United Kingdom Electronic Travel Authorization | Applying, Restrictions, and More
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Will I need any vaccinations or medical records to enter the UK with an ETA?
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 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.
What will be the price of the Electronic Travel Authorization?
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.
Can you explain the ETA program for the United Kingdom?
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 be developed so visitors can apply online for the ETA and set up the next steps in the process.
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 that will be listed at the top of your travel authorization page.
The UK Electronic Travel Authorization Application for Citizens of the Netherlands
We will post the Electronic Travel Authorization application online as soon as we receive the official application from the UK government. Then, Dutch 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.