Living in South Korea must be an incredible experience, being surrounded by beautiful islands, high mountains, and not to mention the booming entertainment industry. But once in a while, everyone likes a break from routine, and Belgium is an excellent spot for citizens of South Korea to kick back on a European trip.
Belgium can be enjoyed from a culinary perspective for its delicious frites (french fries) with curry sauce, the Belgian brews, or their rich variety of chocolate. On the other hand, for the culture buffs among us, Belgium offers the architecturally stunning town of Leuven with its numerous gothic buildings and the insanely high yet breathtaking views from Ghent.
This country has every detail you might need to enjoy your break away from home. But soon, to keep enjoying these trips between South Korea and Belgium, travelers will need an ETIAS authorization document. Thankfully, it’s obtained through an easy online application and takes a brief couple of minutes to complete.
Don’t consider this documentation any kind of headache. On the contrary, it will give you many more benefits for future travels, and with the purpose of pre-screening visitors it’s introduction will increase safety in Belgium for the protection of your family and the locals.
Throughout this article are FAQs that will help you answer any doubts you may have related to the Belgium ETIAS for citizens of South Korea and other nationalities. Some also address the digital application form and how Aid-Air can help you with the process.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the ETIAS?
ETIAS is a travel document to be required for any traveler going to Europe from any Schengen visa-exempt country. It will work as a pre-screening process for foreigners arriving at the borders of any of the Schengen countries.
Why do citizens of South Korea need ETIAS?
The ETIAS is to be implemented exclusively for entry to Schengen countries, and South Korea is part of the current list of visa-exempt countries to visit Schengen. Therefore, the citizens of South Korea definitely need to apply for ETIAS if they plan on visiting any of the Schengen states in the future.
When should I apply for ETIAS?
You can apply for ETIAS at any time before your scheduled departure, but it’s best to do it at least 96 hours before. You must also consider that the 3-year validity of ETIAS starts on the date of approval.
Can citizens of South Korea visit any European country with ETIAS?
An ETIAS permit only allows South Korean citizens and any authorization holder to visit the Schengen Area states with freedom. If your travel plans include tourism in non-Schengen countries, you will need to apply for the country’s specific visa.
What is the maximum validity of ETIAS?
ETIAS is valid for all citizens of South Korea for up to 3 years from the issue date, it will depend on your evaluation. In this time, you can visit any of the Schengen countries with multiple entry option. This allows you to attend any of these countries more than once throughout the year.
Can citizens of South Korea stay in Belgium for 1 month?
Yes, you can. The ETIAS permit is given to the travelers on a short basis condition; this means you are visiting for tourism or business purposes and can stay for no more than 90 days during a 180 day period . You can stay in Belgium for 1 month, or travel around the Schengen countries without exceeding the 90 days.
What is the approximate ETIAS processing time?
The ETIAS authorization will be an online application process, which is reasonably fast because it uses internet connections. You can apply through the official website, or use the Aid-Air platform and get your ETIAS results delivered when you’re ready.
Aid-Air offer these processing times:
- Standard process: After the application is sent you’ll get your results in 24 hours.
- Rush process: Once your application is finished and sent, you’ll results are delivered within 4 hours.
- Super rush process: our fastest and enviable speed lets you get your results in 30 minutes.
How can I apply for ETIAS?
The ETIAS application will be made accessible and simple through an online form. You can apply directly on the official website or do it through the Aid-Air website, which allows you to select how fast you want your results delivered.
To do so, there are three main steps:
- Fill out the application form with your information, and determine your desired processing speed.
- Revise the information in the first step to make sure it is correct, and make payment.
- Answer the poll, and send any document that the ETIAS system requests to complete your application.
Once finished, you must submit the form. The next step is to receive the ETIAS results to your email address, and you’re set to travel.
If during the application process with Aid-Air you have any problems, contact their 24/7 support service.
Can I trust the Aid-Air platform?
Providing your personal information and credit card details on a website often raises fears in the user. That is why we offer our clients the best security systems to ensure that their information is well kept far from any cyber threat.
Here you can find some reviews from our clients about our services and systems.
I need more information on ETIAS, who can I contact?
So much information can be confusing, and we understand that you might have additional questions. To address these doubts, write us a message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can browse through the Aid-Air website for more info.