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ETIAS Norway permit for Canadian citizens

Citizens of the Canada will be required to present an ETIAS visa when travelling to Norway. ETIAS visa can be obtained online, by filling out the ETIAS application form online and receiving your visa via e-mail once the application is approved. This ETIAS visa will allow Canadian citizens to enter Norway for tourism, work, transit, or for medical reasons, as long as the duration of the trip is no more than 90 days, and the visa will be valid for multiple entries 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 Norway for Canadian citizens?

ETIAS permit 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 entering the territories of the European Schengen Area. This program was already approved in 2016, after 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 expansion and implementation of data sharing between EU countries, allowing to connect the ETIAS applications with already existing databases from European authorities.

How does ETIAS Norway visa work for Canadian citizens

Starting from November 2023 Canadian citizens must present an ETIAS visa before embarking on a trip to Norway. However, if the trip has other purposes than those provided for ETIAS, or a duration longer than 90 days, they will have to obtain a full visitor Schengen visa, at the embassy or consulate of Norway, respecting requirements and timing for the permit they are applying for. Once issued, ETIAS permit is valid for 3 years, and can be used for multiple entries in Norway and other countries within the Schengen Area, as long as each visit has a duration of less than 90 days. To make sure you get your approved ETIAS in time for the trip, it is recommended to apply for the visa at least 4 days before the departure. If ETIAS is denied, you can still apply for a Schengen permit at the embassy or consulate of Norway 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 Canadians 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 moment, Canadians will not have to have ETIAS to enter 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 visa requirements.

ETIAS visa requirements for Canadian citizens and how to apply

To apply for ETIAS, you will need 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 have to apply for a full visitor Schengen visa.

ETIAS visa 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, you will also have to pay a fee of 7 euros, applicable to all citizens aged between 18 and 70 years, using a credit or debit card. Generally, most ETIAS visas 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.

Moreover, you are not required to print the visa, because all the information will already be in the European Schengen authorities’ databases, and this information 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 permit at least 4 days in advance, to make sure that the ETIAS is approved and to have the necessary time to provide any additional documents should they be required. In the rare instance where an ETIAS visa is denied, you can apply for a full visitor Schengen permit at the embassy or consulate of Norway. In order to avoid mistakes that could result in delays in the visa approval, it is highly recommended to read and check carefully all the ETIAS requirements.

How much does the ETIAS Norway 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 must be paid after completing the application form using a credit or debit card. Canadian citizens under 18 and over 70 years of age can apply for ETIAS free of charge.

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