Questions Asked on Vincentians’ Applications
Vincentians’ applications should not request anything unusual, requiring only the
documentation and information that will show they are a safe traveler. This means
that they are not a terrorist or criminal threat. In light of this, the
ETIAS online application
will ask Vincentians if…
- 1. The Vincentian has been to conflict areas
- 2. The Vincentian has criminal convictions from 15 years previous
- 3. The Vincentian has terrorist convictions from 25 years previous
This information will be cross-referenced against the Interpol database by AI systems,
assisted by Vincentian’s information on their past travel to Europe. If the system flags
a Vincentian as suspicious based on this information, the case will be handed to an
administrative worker, and the application will likely be denied.
Beyond the Vincentian’s background, the ETIAS application has a second layer of defence.
It will attempt to learn exactly what the Vincentian will be doing in Europe by asking
for a detailed travel itinerary. Vincentians must follow this travel itinerary exactly
while in the Schengen area and within
EFTA member countries
. Acting outside of it could
lead to a Vincentian’s ETIAS visa waiver being voided.
Finally, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new purpose to the ETIAS visa waiver system.
Namely, the prevention of the spread of infectious diseases. Therefore, it will require
Vincentians to state they carry no infectious diseases, to protect the public health of
In some cases, further documentation and answers will be required based on the specific
circumstances of the Vincentian. For example, if they are travelling with others,
they may need to explain and prove their relationships with their party.