According to the new policy, starting in early 2024, US citizens visiting Europe will need to obtain approval from the European travel information and Authorization System prior to travel.
The visa application fee is expected to be about $8. In addition to the visa fee, Americans traveling to the EU will be required to submit details such as passport, personal information, education, occupation, travel information and criminal record.
All visa application procedures can be done online, and most of the applications will be finalized within minutes, but there is a possibility that the decision to be made in some applications may take a longer period of time.
In the new regulation, while there is a commitment to respond to the visa application within 4 days, this period can be extended up to 14-30 days depending on the circumstances.