Tuvaluans’ ETIAS Applications
In order to achieve the rights granted by the ETIAS visa waiver, Tuvaluans must first
apply for it successfully. They can get the application form online, and must submit
it via email to the ETIAS administration.
The first aspect of the application is the questions section, which determines how
safe the Tuvaluan is for travel in the EU. This ETIAS requirement bases safety of
the Tuvaluan in terms of the physical harm they might do to someone, the crimes they
may commit, and the diseases they might pass onto European citizens.
The EU has created questions on the applications which tangibly test if a Tuvuluan
fits this requirement of safety. To check if they will cause harm to other Europeans,
it will ask for their affiliations to terrorist groups and if they have previous
terrorist convictions in the past 25 years. To test the criminality of a Tuvaluan,
they will ask if the Tuvaluan has any affiliations with human trafficking groups and
if they have any convictions in the past 15 years. Finally, to test the public health
risk that a Tuvualuan poses, the ETIAS application asks if they carry any infectious
All answers given by Tuvuluans will be cross-checked with an array of databases.
This includes the Interpol database, and the AI system carrying out the cross-checks
is designed to leave no stone unturned. Therefore, it is imperative that Tuvaluans
are honest on their applications whatever their circumstances.
The documentation required is simpler, fulfilling the more basic requirement that
the Tuvaluan has a legal right to travel and exists stably in Tuvalu. This is achieved
with a copy of the Tuvaluans biometric passport and proof of address.
ETIAS also requires assistance from the Tuvaluan to create a unique ETIAS visa
waiver electronic document. They must provide a unique digital photograph of
themselves that will be featured on the application form.