The European travel authorization and information system or ETIAS will launch next year. The EC developed the system to enhance border security and speed of the visitor screening process. All visitors traveling to Europe by 2022 will need to have an ETIAS visa waiver to enter the Schengen region and stay for a little trip.

Do Honduras residents need an ETIAS for visiting Europe?

The Honduras residents can travel to Europe without a visa until the ETIAS visa waiver launch next year. Once the European Commission brings the travel authorization into effect, it will become a mandatory requirement for all visitors, including Honduras, to apply for the ETIAS visa to travel to any European country and travel and move freely within the Schengen borders. Though the ETIAS does not fall into the category of a permit that enables travel for a specific purpose, it is a travel authorization required to access Europe after 2022.

The Honduras residents can apply for an ETIAS through a simple online application process and do not require visiting a consulate to apply for a visa waiver. The ETIAS enables European travel for short stays no longer than 90-days, be it for tourism, business, or transit. However, if a Honduran resident wants to visit Europe for long-term visits such as work, studies, or live in any Schengen member state for more than 90-days consecutively can apply for other European visas at the consulate of the destination country.

The ETIAS travel authorization will become eligible for 60 more countries, including Honduras. Once the visa waiver comes into effect by 2022, all Honduras residents can access the 22 Schengen and the four non-member states across Europe. 

The 22 European union member states including,

  • Austria
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Hungary
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Belgium
  • Portugal
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Denmark
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Estonia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Greece
  • Czech Republic

Schengen area Micro-states

  • Monaco
  • San Marino
  • Vatican City

And also, these four non-EU member states,

  • Switzerland
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway

The Honduras visitors do not require ETIAS to visit these Non-Schengen European states.

  • Croatia
  • Ireland
  • Romania
  • Cyprus
  • Bulgaria

The Application process of ETIAS from Honduras

The European Commission developed the ETIAS visa waiver to deal with security issues surrounding the Schengen borders. It also aims to enhance ties between the 22 member and the four non-member states. The Honduras visitors can obtain through an online application. It is hassle-free and takes very little time to complete. The Honduras visitors have to respond to a few questions about travel, health, and personal details. However, the applicants should maintain honesty while answering the questions to ensure getting an ETIAS visa approval. The application can be accessed anywhere with Wi-Fi, from the comfort of your home. The application will work on all internet-enabled devices, like laptops, mobile phones, or tablet devices.

All the Honduras applicants must have the following necessary documents at hand to apply successfully for the ETIAS.

  • A valid original passport. However, applicants must confirm that the validity date must extend 3-month past the trip's scheduled days.
  • A valid email ID. All applicants will receive the visa processing updates and the authorized ETIAS at the given address.
  • A valid payment card is a must; it can be either a debit or a credit. After submission, the applicants have to pay a 7-EURO ETIAS processing fee. However, applicants older than 70 years and minors under 18 years do not have to pay the charge.

All the above documents are crucial for effectively entering all the details in the form. After completion, the Honduras visitors must recheck all elements to find errors or spelling mistakes, as missing or false information may hinder the application process. 

The next step is submitting the form and paying for a minimal 7-Euro fee that accounts for visa processing. The application processing is quick, and applicants can expect to get a visa approval within one business day. Honduras visitors can receive the ETIAS visa updates and the authorized visa waiver through the email address.

After the ETIAS visa waiver launch next year, it will become a compulsory requirement for all Honduras visitors coming to Europe. The visa will have a three-year validity and connects directly to the applicant's passport. It means that the Honduras visitors can visit the Schengen area multiple times during the visa validity period if the associated passport remains valid till then.

What ETIAS requisites do Hondurans have to fulfill to travel to Europe?

The ETIAS application is an easy process, and the Hondurans can obtain one by simply placing an online application. The ETIAS is not a visa, in any case. Instead, the entire process is online and does not require physically visiting a consulate to apply for an ETIAS visa application. It makes the travel authorization system ideal for the Honduras residents because they can apply for the ETIAS from their homes' comfort through laptops, smartphones, or tablets.

The ETIAS application requires the following information from the Honduras applicants;

  • The Full name of the Honduras visitor.
  • The Nationality, or how many nationalities does the applicant have?
  • Birthdate and country of birth.
  • Current phone number.
  • The Honduras applicants should mention a valid email address without spelling errors. The ETIAS application will send all the ETIAS updates and the authorized visa waiver on the ID provided.
  • The applicants must have a valid passport with a minimum 3-month validity remaining from the period of intended stay.

Once the Hondurans have entered all the necessary details in the online form, they are advised to double-check the application before submission. Each applicant's details pass through multiple security databases to screen potential threats before entering the Schengen area. All the Honduras visitors can freely move within the member states, but the online forms also ask them to mention the specific country they want to enter first on arrival in Europe.

The ETIAS application also asks the Honduran visitors a few health and security-related questions such as,

  • Information regarding past criminal records.
  • The workplaces they have previously worked.
  • The applicants need to declare any involvement in human trafficking.
  • All the travel details, any visit to security compromised countries and also mention future travel plans.
  • Previous travel history of Europe.

The authorized ETIAS will be sent to the applicant's email address and will link digitally to the applicant's passport through the passport number. The Hondurans do not have to carry a printed document as proof as the ETIAS visa waiver is enough. However, if the travel permit gets compromised, the visitors cannot enjoy its benefits on another passport. If the passport expires, the Hondurans will have to apply for a new ETIAS visa to travel to Europe in this situation. Besides, the dual nationality visa holders must decide which passport they want to travel to, apply for the visa waiver with the same one and remember to carry it along their Europe trip.

Visit Europe from Honduras on an ETIAS visa.

Once processed, the applicants can receive their ETIAS visa waiver through their email address. Though the ETIAS are linked digitally to the visitor's original passport, it is advisable to print the document in case of emergency and issues with e-passport machines.

The Honduras residents of all ages need an ETIAS travel authorization to travel to Europe. For children, the parents should apply for the visa waiver with all the documents and provide their email address to receive the approved ETIAS visa waiver.

ETIAS FOR Honduras FAQ

How many days can the Honduras visitors stay in Europe with the ETIAS?

The ETIAS travel authorization is a multiple-entry visa with a three-year validity, meaning that the visa holders can travel throughout Europe for that duration many times without applying for a visa again and again. However, the ETIAS only validates short-term trips for tourism, business, or transit within the Schengen borders, not longer than 90-days in a 180-day period. So the Hondurans have to exit the Schengen area after completing the duration. They can move to another non-EU state, travel home but cannot travel via the Schengen borders. They can enter Europe again but after spending 90-days outside the EU.

Can Georgia visitors travel to Europe for work on ETIAS?

The ETIAS provides an added benefit to Honduran visitors who want to travel to Europe for trade and business purposes. The ETIAS visa waiver allows them to access the 22 Schengen members and also the 4 non-member states. The Honduras business professionals can travel within the Schengen region for as long as 90-days and attend business activities and cater to future prospective clients. They can also visit the different Schengen countries to decide if they want to come for work or business for longer trips. However, the Honduras visitors must note that the ETIAS is not a travel permit for longer trips; it is a visa waiver that enables visitors from all over the world, including the Hondurans, to visit Europe for short-term trips. The visitors can come to the Schengen area for tourism purposes, attending short business activities or educational seminars. So the Honduras visitors cannot travel on the ETIAS for work. Any visitors found to be illegally working in the EU on ETIAS will face harsh consequences. The authorities hold the right to penalize, deport and even cancel the ETIAS visa. However, travelers who want to visit for employment purposes are allowed to do so through a legal European visa. The applicants can visit the consulate for all the necessary information and apply for a work visa.

Can Honduras with a Criminal record apply for the ETIAS?

The ETIAS online application asks the applicants to mention the criminal records and verify them through several security databases. However, the ETIAS policy is lenient towards offenders and does not mean that a criminal record will prevent them from traveling through the Schengen area. The officials prescreen all applications and do not mind minor criminal offenses. The only Honduran residents that pose a threat to the safety of the EU will not be allowed to enter.

Can Honduras residents stay in Europe for longer than 90-days?

The ETIAS visa waiver allows Honduras visitors to travel and stay for short-term trips in Europe. They can access the Schengen area for up to 90-consecutive days within six months. However, once the permitted duration runs out, the visitors must immediately exit the territory without illegally trying to exceed the stay. The Honduras visitors can revisit the area after spending a minimum of 3 months outside the Schengen region. If a visitor overstays their trip, they will breach the ETIAS policy and become liable to penalties, deportation, and even revocation of the visa waiver. However, a Honduran visitor can stay for more than 90-days in the Schengen member state by applying for a European visa. Because the ETIAS is not a visa, it cannot permit long-term stays, while European visas like employment visa, student visas, and immigration visas cater to other visit purposes. The visitors can consult the embassy of the country and apply for an appropriate travel-related visa.