Non-Standard ETIAS Requirements
Around 5% of Emirati ETIAS applicants will face rejection when they apply for ETIAS,
and many more will need to clarify minor concerns with their application in order to
be awarded an ETIAS visa waiver. When applications are not outright rejected, the
applicant gets ten days to supply any information or documents required to clarify
Swift success is less likely if there are problems found in an Emirati’s application
that warrant outright rejection. Some Emiratis may choose to take advantage of the
appeals process, supplying documentation and answering any questions as rapidly as
In some circumstances, the Emirati will be asked to attend a video interview, where
they will be interrogated on any concerns raised by their application.
After attending all requested interviews, and supplying documentation, the Emirati
can expect an answer to their application in four weeks.