European Parliament in favour of lifting visa restrictions for Georgia, Kosovo and Ukraine

The European Parliament urged the lifting of visas restrictions for three EU neighbouring countries, Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo. There were three separate votes, one for each country, and the Foreign Affairs MEP voted in favour of visas liberalisation in all the three cases. This will be a great step to foster cooperation and exchange between.. read more →

07 Jul 2016

EU’s vote to allow Kosovo visa-free travel postponed for September

Tanja Fajon, the European Parliament rapporteur on visa liberalization for Kosovo, told MEPs this on Tuesday. Fajon made the decision to postpone the vote due to Kosovo’s insufficient progress in meeting the last requirement, in particular, ratification of an agreement on the border with Montenegro, said a statement released by her office. “I have decided.. read more →

07 Jul 2016

More than 700,000 Schengen Visa Applications Submitted by Indians in 2015

More than 700,000 applications for Schengen visas were submitted by Indians in 2015, according to recent statistics from the internal migration and Affairs of the European Commission. In total, 708,386 Schengen visas were submitted by Indians in 2015, or 140,170 more submissions compared to the previous year. From the total submissions, only 45,811 visa were refused. Statistics.. read more →

06 Jul 2016

Croatia could join Schengen Area after 2018

Croatia could wrap up preparations for joining the Schengen Area by the end of 2016 and join after 2018, Foreign Minister Miro Kovač and Interior Minister Vlaho Orepić said on Friday. After joining the European Union three years ago today, Croatia’s next membership challenge is the area without internal border control which consists of 22.. read more →

04 Jul 2016

EU, Tuvalu sign visa waiver agreement

Tuvaluans visiting European Union countries won’t need visas for short stays under a new agreement signed in Brussels. A media release from the delegation of the European Union for the Pacific stated that the new visa regime provides for visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to Tuvalu and for citizens of Tuvalu when travelling.. read more →

04 Jul 2016

EU and Kiribati sign visa waiver agreement

The EU and the Republic of Kiribati signed a short-stay visa waiver Agreement in Brussels, Belgium last week. The new visa regime provides for visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to the territory of Kiribati and for citizens of Kiribati when travelling to the EU (Schengen area), for a period of stay of 90.. read more →

27 Jun 2016

Nearly 500,000 Schengen Visa Applications Submitted by Moroccans in 2015

Nearly 500,000 applications for Schengen visas were submitted by Moroccans in 2015, according to recent statistics from the internal migration and Affairs of the European Commission. In total, 493,642 Schengen visas were submitted by Moroccans in 2015, or 58,990 more submissions compared to the previous year. In 2009 there were 270,000 applications In 2011 there were 360,000 applications In 2013.. read more →

22 Jun 2016

Georgia, Kosovo, Ukraine’s visa-free access to EU delayed

The Wall Street Journal reports that the bloc’s powerful member states have raised new concerns regarding Ukraine, Georgia, and Kosovo’s visa-free grants, subsequently pushing the approval on to September at the earliest. Organized crime deriving from Georgian gangs takes place as a major concern for Germany, while France is concerned that the visa waivers could.. read more →

10 Jun 2016

How to Book a Round Trip Reservation or Flight Itinerary for Visa Application

Each time you are about to visit a Schengen Country, the Embassy or Consulate of the particular Schengen country will often ask you, as a foreign national who needs a Schengen Visa, proving to hold a Booked Flight Itinerary and/or Flight Reservation. Sometimes, they might even ask you to submit the actual Air or Flight.. read more →

17 May 2016

21,982 Peruvians have traveled to Schengen countries without visas

It has been a month and a half since the Peruvians are travelling freely to European countries for up to 90-day stays. From 15th of March until 3oth of April when the visa requirements were officially waived, Peruvians gained admission in the Schengen Area by only presenting either their conventional or biometric passports to the.. read more →

16 May 2016