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News article13 July 2023Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs1 min read

Applying for ETIAS: no health information or biometrics needed

Applying for ETIAS no health information or biometrics needed


Once ETIAS is launched, visa-exempt travellers will be required to apply for the travel authorisation online to enter most European countries. In view of the growing misinformation related to the type of data applicants will need to provide to obtain an ETIAS, this article provides you with the correct information.

What information will be required?

The ETIAS application form will ask travellers to provide personal information, such as name, address, passport details and current occupation. It will also contain questions about past travel to conflict zones or criminal convictions.

Additionally, travellers will be required to indicate their travel plans in Europe.

Those travellers who declare to have a family member who is a citizen of a European country requiring ETIAS will also be asked to provide further details about their family ties.

In case a third person will submit the application on your behalf, they will also have to provide their name, contact details, as well as information about their relationship to you.

What information will NOT be requested when applying for ETIAS?

When applying for an ETIAS, travellers will not be required to provide any information related to their health or vaccination status. When applying for ETIAS, travellers will also not be requested to provide any biometric data, such as fingerprints.

What’s the application process?

Travellers will be able to apply for ETIAS using the official ETIAS website or via the ETIAS mobile app (not yet available). It will cost EUR 7 to apply, unless you fall under one of the exemptions.

Once the application has been submitted, it will be automatically cross-checked against the data stored in other European databases, such as the Schengen Information System (SIS), Visa Information System (VIS), and Entry/Exit System (EES).

The automatic processing should not take more than a few minutes and the applicants will get the reply by email. In the rare case that further information is needed to decide on the application, it can take up to 30 days to receive the reply. Thus, people should apply sufficiently in advance.


Publication date
13 July 2023
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs