Why ETIAS is faster than the visa application?
The ETIAS is a great system because it takes so much less time than applying
for a visa. If you need to apply for a visa, you will be required to arrange
and attend an appointment at the embassy for the country that you are visiting.
Then you will need to provide documents and certain evidence regarding your
travel plans that the officials will use as part of the assessment to
determine whether to approve the visa. If approved, your visa will then
be issued to you at a later date, so the whole process can take weeks or even
months in some cases. The application for ETIAS is completely digital,
so you do not need to send paperwork, you simply upload photos directly into the
application form, so there is no delay for posting documents.
If you are travelling to the Schengen Area for tourism or business for a period of
fewer than 90 days, applying for an ETIAS is a much more convenient method