Many foreigners have discovered the charming architecture, inviting scenic nature, and delicious cuisine that comes from the western European country of Belgium. It is fast becoming a popular destination for many foreigners, including Guatemalan citizens.
For any traveler arriving from Central America, Belgium offers diversity from what you can find on other continents, which makes the country even more attractive. Part of the magic lies in their rich culture, complemented by its convenient location in the centre of the European map.
Imagine having the visa-exempt freedom to visit Belgium whenever you liked and also being able to hop over to some of Europe’s most significant cities with a short train ride, flight, or even drive. It’s a dream come true for any full-time traveler.
The only downside is seeing how global changes modify policies, as soon every visitor will need to apply for an online ETIAS document and take it to show on arrival in Belgium to ensure they are following the Schengen rules.
Find below some of the most important FAQs there are about the Belgium ETIAS for citizens of Guatemala. These will help you understand in depth what the ETIAS is about and how it will impact the travelers, as well as guidance on how Aid-Air can help throughout the application process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do citizens of Guatemala need to request an ETIAS?
Because Guatemala is part of the Schengen visa-exempt countries, its citizens will be required to apply for an ETIAS to enter any of the Schengen area countries. It is an electronic authorization that works as a pre-screening of passengers before they arrive in the country and will make the customs officer’s job more efficient.
Can I visit Belgium more than once a year with an ETIAS?
Yes. The ETIAS authorization allows you to visit any of the Schengen countries for no more than 90 days in a lapse of 180 days. The ETIAS enables you to visit Belgium, and other countries more than once a year, and you get the multiple entries authorization.
Is the ETIAS only valid to visit one European country?
After you have obtained your ETIAS authorization, you are allowed to visit any European country that is part of the Schengen Zone. The permission doesn’t limit you to Belgium alone or one country by itself. The ETIAS allows you to visit any of the Schengen Zone countries, more than once, with the multiple entries pass.
Is it easy for a Guatemalan citizen to apply for ETIAS?
Because ETIAS is a digital permit, it’s easy for any traveler to apply for it. For any traveler that needs an ETIAS, you can easily find the ETIAS online application form on the Aid-Air website. On their platform, you will find the entire process of how to fill out the form and steps to ensure a smooth application.
What is the Belgium ETIAS validity for citizens of Guatemala?
All approved ETIAS authorization documents have a maximum validity of 3 consecutive years starting on the issue date. And yet, if the passport number with which you apply for the ETIAS expires before these whole 3 years, your ETIAS becomes automatically invalid for use. To renew the ETIAS, just like a passport, you need to apply for a new one.
For how long can I stay in Belgium with an ETIAS document?
Once you have your approved ETIAS travel document, you can travel to Belgium and other Schengen countries more than once during the same trip.
You can’t stay more than 90 days in Belgium, or all countries combined within 180 days.
How fast can I receive the ETIAS document?
Because the ETIAS application process is done online, it’s made it easier for any worldwide applicant with a computer at home. By applying with Aid-Air, you can choose from three-time options to speed up the process.
- Standard process: submitting your application and getting your ETIAS results will be delivered within 24 hours.
- Rush process: the application submission is done faster than the regular options and sends your ETIAS document in 4 hours.
- Super rush process: the fastest processing speed you will find. Once your application is submitted, you will be receiving your ETIAS document in no more than 30 minutes.
How to apply for a Belgium ETIAS for citizens of Guatemala?
The ETIAS authorization application is made online and very simple to follow using three steps on the Aid-Air platform:
1.Fill out the online questionnaire with your personal data, and choose the ideal processing speed for your application.
2.Check that the typed information is correct, and proceed to pay service fee.
3.Answer the online poll; it may request specific travel info for your ETIAS application. To finish the process, you must click on the SUBMIT button.
Now that your form is submitted, you have finished the application process. The next step of the process will be the outcome of your ETIAS results.
Is the Aid-Air website reliable?
Once you enter your information on our platform, we become responsible for giving it the high security it deserves and keeping it confidential and out of reach from hackers. To do this, we continue to store the info in our world-class data centers and use the best security systems to ensure the quality and safety of our processes.
To double-check we’re a reliable platform, you may want to read some of our customers’ reviews about our services.
If I still have questions, where can I find answers?
We know there are numerous questions you might have regarding the Belgium ETIAS. If we have not answered them in the previous FAQ, we request that you send us a chat, or head over to the Aid-Air’s website to browse through more information.