Civil liberties MEPs back visa waivers for Kosovo and Georgia

Plans to grant citizens of Kosovo and Georgia the right to travel to the Schengen area without a visa were backed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday. The Committee approved the visa waiver for Kosovo by 25 votes to 24 with 2 abstentions, and that for Georgia by 44 votes to 5. Kosovo Following.. read more →

05 Sep 2016

European Parliament Committee approves visa waiver proposal for Kosovo

The European Parliament Committee approved the visa waiver for Kosovo by 25 votes to 24 with 2 abstentions. shares Facebook Twitter Google+ read more →

05 Sep 2016

49 passengers, mostly Turks, without Schengen visa stuck in Vienna airport

Nearly fifty passengers, mostly Turks, have been stuck in a visa limbo in Vienna owing to their lack of a Schengen visa. The incident occurred after the British Airways Flight BA677 between Istanbul and London was forced to make an emergency landing due to a breakdown in Austrian capital Vienna on Friday. British Airways, the.. read more →

03 Sep 2016

The European Parliament Committee will vote on visa liberalization for Kosova and Georgia

The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hear a report on September 5 on visa liberalization for Ukraine. “The Committee will also discuss the report on visa liberalization with Ukraine, together with Deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerkal,” the EP website said in an announcement on Friday. It also reported that.. read more →

03 Sep 2016

Final vote on visa-free regime for Ukraine at European Parliament not scheduled yet

The European Parliament has not yet scheduled a final vote on the report, which will recommend putting Ukraine on the list of the third countries whose citizens may travel to Schengen area states without visas. An Ukrinform correspondent has learnt this from the press service of the EU’s legislative body. “On Monday, September 5, the.. read more →

30 Aug 2016

Brussels prepares EU-wide scheme for visa-free travel authorisation

As confirmed by EurActiv, the EU Commission is preparing a proposal to introduce the “European ESTA” based on the US model scheme, which requires international travelers that are exempt from visa requirements, to apply online and pay a 14$ fee before entering the territory. This proposal came due to heightened security concerns after the recent.. read more →

27 Aug 2016

Things NOT TO Bring To The Embassy

We understand that WE CANNOT take with us EVERY item we want to the facilities of the Embassies or Consulates of any Schengen country when attending the visa interview appointment! Before attending a visa interview, we are so busy organising visa application package, and there are so many supporting documents to take care of! We are.. read more →

24 Aug 2016

Saudi couple deported from Germany before starting honeymoon

A Saudi newly-wed couple are back here even before they started their honeymoon in Germany after the authorities there deported them for breaking the rules of the Schengen visa, according to Makkah daily on Monday. The couple was sent back last week after being denied entry into Germany for violation of the visa rules. They.. read more →

17 Aug 2016

Who Can Come With You on Your Schengen Visa Appointment?

Have you ever questioned if you should appear in the diplomatic office, the day of the Schengen visa interview, lone or accompanied by a friend, relative or other? Nearly in all of the situations, a visa applicant should appear unaccompanied at the facilities of the diplomatic office to attend the appointed Schengen visa interview. Other.. read more →

15 Aug 2016

12 Common Reasons Why Schengen Visa Applications Get Rejected

What makes an Embassy or Consulate reject providing you a Schengen Visa? This is the question many people make anytime they are about to apply for such a visa. The fact is that whenever a Schengen visa or any visa gets rejected, there is something UNSATISFACTORY as regards of that visa application. Many visa applicants get.. read more →

11 Aug 2016