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ETIAS Luxembourg visa for Canadian citizens

Citizens of the Canada will be required to present an ETIAS visa when travelling to Luxembourg. It will be possible to apply for and obtain the ETIAS permit online, by filling out the ETIAS application form online and receiving your visa via e-mail when the application is approved. The ETIAS visa will allow Canadian citizens to enter Luxembourg 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 by air, sea, or land. Also, minors and people over 70 years of age will be able to apply for this visa free of charge.

What is ETIAS Luxembourg for Canadians?

ETIAS visa will come into force in 2023, as part of a European Commission program aimed at strengthening European borders and keeping a digital track on all people travelling to the territories of the European Schengen Area. Following some terrorist attacks that affected some European countries, this program was already approved in 2016. In the last years, data sharing between countries in the European Union was expanded, allowing for the creation of the ETIAS visa system, that connects the applications for ETIAS visa with already existing databases.

How does ETIAS Luxembourg visa work for Canadians

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

ETIAS destination countries 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, this may change in the future, so please keep updated with the permit requirements.

ETIAS visa requirements for Canadian citizens and how to apply

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

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. 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.

Other than that, you will not need 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 prior to the departure, to make sure that the visa is approved and to have the necessary time to provide any additional documents should they be required. In the rare instance where an ETIAS permit is denied, you can apply for a full visitor Schengen permit at the embassy or consulate of Luxembourg. In order to avoid mistakes that could lead to delays in the permit approval, it is highly recommended to read and check carefully all the requirements for the ETIAS visa.

How much does ETIAS cost for Canadian citizens

After completing the application form, all Canadians between 18 and 70 years old must pay a fee of 7 euros, using a credit or debit card. Canadian citizens under 18 and over 70 years of age can apply for ETIAS visa free of charge.

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