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ETIAS Cyprus visa for Canadian citizens

Citizens of the Canada will be required to present an ETIAS visa when travelling to Cyprus. It will be possible to apply for and obtain the ETIAS visa online, by filling out the ETIAS application form online and receiving your ETIAS via e-mail when the application is approved. This ETIAS visa will allow Canadian citizens to enter Cyprus for tourism, work, transit, or for medical reasons, provided that the duration of the trip is no more than 90 days, and the visa will be valid for multiple entries made via air, sea, or land. Furthermore, minors and people over 70 years of age will be able to apply for ETIAS free of charge.

What is ETIAS Cyprus visa for Canadian citizens

ETIAS permit will come into force in November 2023, as part of a program of the European Commission aimed at strengthening European borders and keeping a digital track on all people entering the European Schengen Area. Following some terrorist attacks that affected some European countries, this program was already approved in 2016.

How does ETIAS Cyprus visa work for Canadian citizens

Starting from 2023 Canadian citizens must have an ETIAS visa before embarking on a trip to Cyprus. But if the trip has other purposes than those provided for ETIAS visa, or a duration longer than 90 days, they will have to obtain a Schengen permit, at the embassy or consulate of Cyprus, respecting requirements and timing for the permit they are applying for. Once issued, ETIAS permit will be valid for 3 years, and it will allow to travel multiple times in Cyprus and other countries of the Schengen Area, as long as each trip is shorter than 90 days. In order to get your approved ETIAS in time for your trip, it is recommended to apply for the visa at least 4 days before the departure date. If the ETIAS permit is denied, you can still apply for a Schengen permit at the embassy or consulate of Cyprus or present an appeal to the country that denied ETIAS visa.

ETIAS destinations for Canadians

Starting from November 2023 ETIAS visa will come into force for Canadian citizens to travel to the following countries:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

At the time being, Canadians will not have to obtain ETIAS to travel to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, and Romania, since these countries are not Schengen Area members yet. However, these countries may enter the Schengen Area in the future, so please keep updated with the requirements.

ETIAS permit requirements for Canadian citizens and how to apply

In order to apply for ETIAS, you have to be a Canadian citizen and hold a valid electronic passport issued by the Canada of America. If you are not entitled to an Canadian passport, you will require a Schengen permit.

The ETIAS permit application can be completed online, entering all the necessary information by following the required steps, and making sure all the data is entered correctly. Once the application form is completed, you will also have to pay a 7 euros fee, applicable to all citizens aged between 18 and 70 years, using a credit or debit card. Normally, most ETIAS are issued within few minutes, or at most in a few hours, and you will receive the approved visa via e-mail as a PDF file. Moreover, you are not required to print the visa, because your data will already be in the possession of the European Schengen authorities, and those data will be linked to the passport data provided during the application. Anyway, in order to avoid delays, it is recommended to apply for the ETIAS visa at least 4 days prior to the departure, to make sure that the ETIAS is approved and to have the time to provide any additional documents should they be required. If an ETIAS is denied, you can apply for a Schengen permit at the embassy or consulate of Cyprus. It is highly recommended to carefully read and check all the ETIAS permit requirements before applying, in order to avoid any mistakes in the application procedure that could result in delays in the visa approval.

How much does ETIAS cost for Canadians

At the end of the application procedure, all Canadians between 18 and 70 years old must pay a fee of 7 euros, using a credit or debit card. Canadians under 18 and over 70 years of age are entitled to apply for ETIAS free of charge.

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