Forms and the application process
When filling in the form, each applicant will be required to enter their personal data, including their name, gender, date of birth and other similar information. Applicants will also be required to enter their passport data and EU state of entry, before answering background questions on criminal records, health and any history of immigration within the EU.
After an applicant submits their data, it will be checked by various organisations responsible for EU security and compared against their databases.
These organisations include EUROPOL, SIS, VIS, EURODAC, INTERPOL, ECRIS
These organisations will also check every applicant against a watchlist of people and ensure every applicant is subject to EU screening rules. If any of these databases flag an applicant for one reason or another, they will be the subject of a manual processing by ETIAS themselves, to check if they are fit and safe to enter an EU state.