ETIAS Italy Application is due to become operational in mid 2024, at which time the application form will become available for UK citizens traveling to Italy and the other ETIAS countries in Europe. We will update our website when new information is released regarding ETIAS for UK citizens.
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The European ETIAS Italy system, like the American Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), has been introduced to strengthen efficiency, security and border control. ETIAS Italy application will be mandatory for all travellers visiting the EU Schengen zone, which includes Italy, who are citizens of a non-EU country that does not require a Schengen visa. Countries included in this list are the UK, the USA, New Zealand, Canada and Australia. It means that UK citizens will need a valid ETIAS visa in order
to travel to Italy or other European ETIAS countries.The information submitted by the ETIAS Italy applicant will be analysed and cross-checked against several databases including Europol, Interpol and the Schengen Information System (SIS). The purpose of this process is to ensure that the applicant is not a known threat to security.
Once ETIAS approval is granted to an individual travelling to Italy from UK, its validity will last for three years or until the registered passport expires (whichever happens first). Within that time, the individual may visit the Schengen zone an unlimited number of times, providing each visit does not exceed 90 days within a 180-day period. The biometric passport registered at the time of application must remain valid for the time that the ETIAS italy application is valid, otherwise a new ETIAS application must be submitted when it expires. The ETIAS application is intended to be a simple process that can be finished within minutes. The requirements are a valid biometric passport and the following information:
Here is all of the personal and security information that you will need to provide during your online ETIAS Italy application:
Most ETIAS Visa Waiver for Italy applications are approved within minutes of the application being submitted. However, in some rare cases, the applicant may be asked to attend an interview or the application may be denied. This will happen if there are queries regarding the authenticity of the information submitted or there are legal concerns regarding the applicant. Here are some specific examples of why an ETIAS Italy application may not be approved: