How will the ETIAS Visa Waiver Change how Micronesians Enter the EU?
For the 95% of Micronesians who pose no threat to the EU and its citizens, following
the new ETIAS rules will be more an inconvenience than something that will tangibly
stop them from entering the Schengen area. They must only ensure they complete
their ETIAS application correctly to secure entrance rights.
Complications can be expected with any new visa waiver system and Micronesians should
expect delays. As a worst-case scenario, if the EU requires more information from them,
their application will take up to 4 weeks to process.
Complications will also be present once the Micronesians have their ETIAS visa waiver
and are travelling. As part of the ETIAS entrance policy, biometric checks will
be carried out on all incoming Micronesians. This will substantially extend waiting
times on the border, especially if the EU is unable to deal with their staffing issues.