United Kingdom Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) Process

United Kingdom Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) Process

iVisa | Updated on Mar 24, 2020

The process to get an Electronic Travel Authorization for the post-Brexit United Kingdom will most likely involve supplying your passport information as well as additional personal information. You will also have to choose a processing speed and possibly go in for an interview at an embassy or consulate.

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NOTE: We will update our information here to reflect the final decisions that will be made by the UK government in regard to the Electronic Travel Authorization. Bookmark this page to come back and see the latest updates.

What is the process for getting an ETA for the United Kingdom?

The process is not 100% confirmed, but most likely, you will need to:

  • Fill out an online application form.
  • Choose a processing speed.
  • Use a credit/debit card or Paypal account to pay for the online application and ETA.
  • Receive either an interview date at your embassy or receive the ETA via email.

After that, you will be set to go.

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.

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.

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 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 Process for the UK Electronic Travel Authorization Application

Now that you know a little more about the process of getting the Electronic Travel Authorization for the United Kingdom, we encourage you to bookmark this page so that you can get updates when you check back later.

We expect the program to be released near the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021. Do you have more questions? No worries. Chat with us or send us an email. We are available 24/7 for more information.

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