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ETIAS for Brunei Citizens

Business travelers or tourists from BN who need to get into the Schengen Zone in Europe will soon need permission to enter that area. By 2021, all travelers to this zone will need to have an ETIAS visa waiver, even if they are not required to have a visa. While this may sound like a hassle, it’s actually a simple, straightforward process that will allow for increased safety and security in Europe. Find out more below!Bruneian citizens are eligible for ETIAS

What Travelers Need to Know About the ETIAS Visa Waiver

The European Travel Information and Authorization Service (ETIAS) was designed to keep both visitors to Europe and European citizens safer. It screens people as potential terrorist threats and/or disease carriers, based on information available in several international databases. The ETIAS visa waiver for Europe is only granted to travelers who pass this screening.

Fortunately, most people will find the ETIAS quick and easy to obtain and it is priced so that anyone can afford it. The program is based on similar programs currently in place in both the United States and Australia. These countries have found the program useful for keeping dangerous people out of their countries and now Europe is doing the same.

A single ETIAS visa waiver for Europe will be good for three years or until the current passport expires, whichever comes first, though the traveler will always need to enter through the same European city on each trip. If they need to come in through a different city, they will need to obtain a separate ETIAS visa waiver for that trip. Travelers can stay for business or tourism purposes for up to 90 days at a time.

How to Apply Online for the ETIAS Visa Waiver for Europe

It’s easy to get an ETIAS for citizens from Brunei. Travelers can streamline the process by gathering the following documents before they go online. They will need:

  • Their current, valid BN passport with at least 6 months of validity left on it.
  • An email address that they check regularly
  • A valid credit card (for paying the ETIAS visa waiver fee)

Once they have these things together, applicants can go to the application here. They will fill out the entire thing online, without printing a document or needing a consulate visit. They should be ready to enter:

  • Their personal information exactly as it appears on their Brunei passport
  • Information about previous travels, especially those to places where there was political or religious unrest and/or those where communicable diseases are currently spreading
  • Security information, including data on previous arrests and convictions, membership in certain fringe groups, etc.

Once submitted, travelers should hear back about the status of their ETIAS for citizens from Brunei within 2 weeks, though most hear back much, much faster than that. They will get an email when everything is ready, with links to the approved visa waiver. At that point, they can print off their ETIAS visa waiver and get ready to visit Europe!

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