Answers to Common Questions about UK ETA Application Status

Welcome to our guide on checking the status of your United Kingdom ETA. In this section, we'll address common questions and concerns regarding how to verify the progress of your ETA application. As travel regulations evolve and security measures become increasingly stringent, it's essential to stay informed about the status of your ETA to ensure smooth travel plans. Let's explore some FAQs to help you navigate this process effectively.

How can I check the status of my United Kingdom ETA application?

There are various methods available to verify the status of your ETA application, depending on the application method used. If you submitted your application through the ETA app, you can conveniently track the progress directly within the app. Additionally, upon approval of your ETA, you will receive a confirmation email. For those who applied online, accessing the "View and Prove" service allows you to monitor your eVisa status. To utilise this service, you'll need to log in using your Visas and Immigration account credentials, along with the identity document used during the application process. An email notification will also be sent to you upon successful approval of your ETA.

What information do I need to check my ETA status?

To verify the status of your UK ETA, you'll require the following details; the identification document utilised during your ETA application process, such as your passport, national identity card, or biometric residence card or permit, your date of birth and access to the email address or phone number associated with your account. A login code will be sent to facilitate access.

What does the ETA status mean?

The ETA status reflects the outcome of your application for an electronic travel authorization (ETA) to the UK, indicating whether you've been granted or denied permission to travel to the country. There are three potential ETA statuses:

  • Granted: This signifies approval of your ETA application, allowing you to proceed with travel to the UK. Upon approval, you'll receive an email confirmation containing your ETA details. It's essential to travel with the same passport used during the application process.
  • Refused: In this scenario, your ETA application has been declined, prohibiting travel to the UK. An email notification will be sent explaining the grounds for refusal. Depending on the reason for refusal, you may have the option to reapply for an ETA or pursue a visa application.
  • Pending: This status indicates that your ETA application is currently under review, and a decision has not yet been made. You'll receive email updates when your ETA status changes to either granted or refused. Additionally, you can monitor your ETA status through the ETA app or the online view and prove service.

What should I do if my ETA application is approved?

Upon approval of your ETA application, you'll be notified via email, confirming your ETA details. It's imperative to travel with the same passport utilised during the application process. With your approved ETA, you can enter the UK multiple times, with each visit lasting up to 6 months, provided your ETA remains valid. To monitor your ETA status, you can utilise either the UK ETA app or the view and prove service online. This requires your account credentials, the identity document used for your application, and access to your email or phone number.