How long is a child’s ETIAS valid for?
Once you submit your child’s application form
, if the ETIAS is approved, it will then be
electronically linked to their passport. Their ETIAS will also be valid for three years,
which is the same as the adult ETIAS validity length. Once their ETIAS expires, if they are
then aged 18 or over, they will need to
apply for a new ETIAS
and will also be required
to pay the application fee for their new ETIAS.
Once your child has a valid ETIAS, you are able to use the same ETIAS for several
trips to Schengen countries, either all in one trip, such as a tour around Europe
or to travel to and from Schengen countries throughout the valid period of the ETIAS.
When you cross the borders of countries within the Schengen Zone, there are no actual
border controls, as they have been removed for freedom of movement around the Schengen Zone.
So, if you land in Spain for example, you are able to cross the Spanish border into Portugal
under the terms of your ETIAS. The same applies to entering any of the countries in the Schengen Zone.