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ETIAS Monaco visa for Canadian citizens

From 2023, Canadian citizens will have to present an approved ETIAS visa when travelling to Monaco. It will be possible to apply for and obtain the ETIAS permit online, by filling out the ETIAS application form online and receiving your ETIAS via e-mail when the application is approved. The ETIAS visa will allow Canadian citizens to enter Monaco for work, tourism, transit, or medical reasons, as long as the duration of the trip is no more than 90 days, and it will be valid for multiple trips made by air, sea, or land. Also, people between 18 and 70 years of age will be able to apply for ETIAS free of charge.

What is ETIAS Monaco 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 Schengen Area. This program was already approved in 2016, following the terrorist attacks that affected some European countries. In the last years, the creation of the ETIAS visa system has been made possible by the implementation and expansion of data sharing between European Union countries, allowing to connect the ETIAS applications with already existing databases from European authorities.

How does ETIAS Monaco work for Canadian citizens

From November 2023 Canadian citizens must have an ETIAS visa before travelling to Monaco. However, if the trip has other reasons than those provided for ETIAS visa, or a duration longer than 90 days, they will have to obtain a Schengen visa, at the embassy or consulate of Monaco, respecting requirements and timing for the visa they are applying for. Once issued, ETIAS permit will be valid for 3 years, and it will allow multiple entries in Monaco and other Schengen Area countries, provided that each trip is shorter than 90 days. To make sure you get your approved ETIAS visa in time for the trip, it is recommended to apply for ETIAS at least 4 days before the departure date. If the ETIAS permit is denied, you can still apply for a full visitor Schengen permit at the embassy or consulate of Monaco or present an appeal to the country that denied ETIAS.

ETIAS destinations for Canadian citizens

Starting from 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, Canadian citizens will not have to have ETIAS to travel to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, and Romania, since these are not Schengen countries yet. However, this may change in the future, so please keep updated with the permit requirements.

ETIAS visa requirements for Canadians and how to apply

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 do not have an Canadian passport, you will require a full visitor Schengen permit.

The ETIAS permit application can be completed online, entering all necessary information by following the required steps, and making sure all the data is entered correctly. Once the application form is completed, all citizens between 18 and 70 years old will also be required to pay a fee of 7 euros, using a credit or debit card. Usually, most ETIAS 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 those data will be linked to the passport data provided during the application. However, in order to avoid delays, it is recommended to apply for the ETIAS visa at least 4 days in advance, to make sure that the permit 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 Monaco. To avoid mistakes that could result in delays in the ETIAS approval, it is highly recommended to read and check carefully all the requirements for the ETIAS permit.

How much does the ETIAS visa cost for Canadian citizens

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

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