Questions to Answer when Singaporean apply for ETIAS
The questions that the Singaporean must answer when applying for
ETIAS online application
are more complex as they are relied upon to check if the Singaporean poses a criminal,
terrorist, or human trafficking threat to the Schengen zone. The COVID-19 pandemic has
also forced the EU to enquire about the infectious diseases that Singaporeans may carry.
These questions are important, but the ETIAS system only gives 10 minutes before time-out
to answer them. This short limit indicates the questions shouldn’t take too much thought.
The lines of enquiry are threefold. Firstly, the EU will check the background of the
Singaporean person. They will ask about terrorist convictions in the last 25 years,
in the last 15 years, human trafficking affiliations, and past
travel to war zones.
Secondly, the EU will check on the Singaporeans behavior the previous times they were
in Europe. They will ask for detail on any previous trips, allowing the EU to enquire
with local police departments if they had any run-ins with the Singaporean in question.
Finally, the EU must make sure the Singaporeans is travelling to the Schengen zone in
good faith and with good intentions. They will ask for a comprehensive travel itinerary,
hoping to discover exactly where the Singaporean will be in Europe at any given time. The
Singaporean must keep to this travel itinerary while in the
, and their ETIAS
may be void if they don’t.
The EU will then use this information in cross-references with Interpol and police
databases to conclude as to how safe the Singaporean is, and if it is acceptable to
grant them entrance to the Schengen zone.