Applying for ETIAS
The ETIAS administration has designed an application form that will allow Venezuelans
to prove that they fit the ETIAS criteria. The questions asked and the documentation
required by the
are detailed below.
To show they are unlikely to commit a terrorist atrocity while in the EU, Venezuelans
must show they have had no terrorist convictions in the past 25 years. They must also
detail any past or present affiliations with terrorist groups. The requirement that
the Venezuelan is not a human trafficker is fulfilled in similar ways.
When Venezuelans come to prove they are not a criminal, they must detail any
convictions in the past 15 years. This criminal record will allow the system to
determine if the Venezuelan is likely to follow the law while in the Schengen Zone.
After the COVID-19 crisis, the EU will do anything to reduce the risk travellers
have of bringing infectious diseases into Europe. As a result, Venezuelan applicants
will be rigorously questioned on any such conditions that they carry.
Finally, the only requirement fulfilled by documentation is the requirement that the
Venezuelan has legal citizenship. A biometric passport and proof of address will do so.
Venezuelans must ensure that the documentation is valid and their own.