Which profiles are blacklisted to ETIAS?

ETIAS authorization application form must be completed online and all data provided must be precise, exceptional and irrefutable. The application system will be completely checked by the ETIAS Central Unit which will utilize a pre-determined set of criteria to either concede or deny approval. The following variables will likely lead to the denial of applicants wanting to visit Europe with an ETIAS.

  • Incomplete Application – A simple omission may result to response for more information from the ETIAS. The candidate is asked to correct any errors. Failure to reply to such a request within ten days will result in the online application being rejected.
  • Missed Interview – Rarely, an applicant may be asked to attend an interview, if this is impossible, the applicant will have to answer questions through audio or video links. Failure to comply with these demands is an ideal reason for denying the application.
  • Suspicious Application – Disapproval is certain if the ETIAS officials suspect that the details contained in the online application form are inaccurate, fraudulent or misleading. The same applies to any supporting records provided with the application.
  • Invalid Passport – Any online application will be refused automatically if the passport and other documents have been flagged in the ETIAS as being stolen or lost. The same applies to travel papers that have been refuted by the Schengen Information System (SIS).
  • Existing SIS Alert – Applicants who have recently been denied passage to a Schengen country may have been flagged by SIS and this data will be accessible to the ETIAS Central Unit as the two systems will be connected. This applies to passengers who have recently exceeded their dispensed time on past visits to Europe or Schengen states.

Based on the details contained in the online application form and that stored in the ETIAS database, certain individuals will not be given ETIAS approval. Individuals below the following categories will not be approved for ETIAS.

  • Terrorism risk: known militants and those suspected of involvement with militant groups
  • Criminal risk: suspected lawbreakers and those with convictions for serious criminal offenses.
  • Immigration risk: persons who are suspected of wanting to illegally travel to Europe
  • Health risk: disqualifying ailments will include several infectious or contagious diseases but a detailed list has yet to be completed.

How to avoid a rejected ETIAS

The ETIAS authorization application uses a simple form that will take around 20 minutes for passengers to fill with their details, travel information and some security questions. All applicants should make sure their details are right and updated when applying for ETIAS online and correspond accurately to any records required for travel. Also, all candidates are reminded to answer all of the questions including passport information, travel details, health, security questions, and personal details as well as any other extra information that may be needed of you for an ETIAS online application.

Remember to give a response to all questions honestly and to the best of your knowledge when filling the ETIAS online application to avoid pointless issues with the online visa waiver application process or at the border upon passage.

Appealing an ETIAS Refusal

The majority of ETIAS online applications will be confirmed in a few minutes of submitting the application form but a small fraction will fail for several reasons. Denial is not final as the decision can be appealed and details regarding how this is done will be accessible from the ETIAS authorities of the country where the application was sent. A notice of denial will give information as to why the application was refused and, if the applicant questions these reasons, another amended application may be submitted. The pass refusal will not naturally result in a second dismissal as the new form will be evaluated based on any new details contained therein and treated as a new application.

Will fundamental rights be endangered by ETIAS?

The ETIAS Regulation respects basic rights and observes the standards recognized by the Charter of basic rights of the EU. Information processing must not prompt to any form of discrimination or breach of respect for human rights and integrity. The ETIAS Regulation has essential procedure to ensure an equitable and satisfactory process. Member states authorities and Europol will have access to ETIAS, under strict conditions, for the prevention, detection or investigation of terrorism and criminal threats.