ETIAS Denmark permit for Canadian citizens
From 2023, Canadian citizens will have to present an approved ETIAS visa when travelling to Denmark. It will be possible to apply for and obtain the ETIAS visa online, by filling out the ETIAS application form online and receiving your permit via e-mail when the application is approved. This ETIAS permit will allow Canadian citizens to enter Denmark for tourism, transit, work, or for medical reasons, as long as the duration of the trip is no more than 90 days, and it will be valid for multiple entries made via air, sea, or land. Moreover, people between 18 and 70 years of age will be able to apply for this visa free of charge.
What is ETIAS Denmark for Canadians?
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 travelling to Schengen Area. After some terrorist attacks that affected some European countries, this program was already approved in 2016. During the last years, data sharing between EU member countries has been expanded, and this allowed for the creation of the ETIAS visa system, that connects the applications for ETIAS permit with already existing databases.
How does ETIAS Denmark permit work for Canadian citizens
From November 2023 Canadian citizens must have an ETIAS visa before travelling to Denmark. If the trip has a duration longer than 90 days or has other purposes than those required for ETIAS visa, they will require a full visitor Schengen visa at the embassy or consulate of Denmark, respecting timing and requirements for the visa they are applying for. Once issued, the ETIAS visa is valid for 3 years, and will allow to travel multiple times in Denmark and other countries within the Schengen Area, as long as each trip has a duration of less than 90 days. In order to get your approved ETIAS in time for the 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 visa at the embassy or consulate of Denmark or present an appeal to the country that denied ETIAS.
ETIAS destinations for Canadian citizens
From November 2023 ETIAS visa will come into force for Canadians to travel to the following countries:
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
At the time being, Canadians will not have to obtain ETIAS to enter Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, and Romania, since these countries are currently not part of the Schengen Area. However, these countries may enter the Schengen Area in the future, so please keep updated with the permit requirements.
ETIAS requirements for Canadians and how to apply
To apply for ETIAS permit, 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 visa.
The ETIAS permit application can be completed online, entering all required information by following the required steps, and making sure all the data is entered correctly. Once this is done, 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. Usually, most ETIAS permits are issued within few minutes, or at most in a few hours, and the approved ETIAS will be sent via e-mail as a PDF file.
Furthermore, you are not required to print the visa, because your data will already be in the possession of the European Schengen authorities, and it will be linked to the passport data provided during the application. Anyway, in order to avoid delays, it is recommended to apply for ETIAS permit at least 4 days in advance, to make sure that the permit is approved and to have the time to provide any additional documents should they be required. If an ETIAS is not approved, you can apply for a full visitor Schengen permit at the embassy or consulate of Denmark. It is highly recommended to read and carefully check all the requirements for the ETIAS permit before applying, in order to avoid any mistakes in the application form that could result in delays in the ETIAS approval.
How much does the ETIAS Denmark visa cost for Canadians
The ETIAS application for Canadians has a cost of 7 euros for all citizens between 18 and 70 years old, which has to be paid at the end of the online application procedure, using a credit or debit card. Canadian citizens under 18 and over 70 years of age are entitled to apply for the ETIAS visa free of charge.