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

European Commission proposes to lift visas for Turks

The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to lift the EU’s visa requirements for Turkish citizens. “The European Commission is today proposing to the Council of European Union and European Parliament to lift the visa requirements for the citizens of Turkey,” the Commission statement said. The draft sent by the EU Commission will be voted in.. read more →

04 May 2016

European Commission proposes visa-free travel for the people of Kosovo

The European Commission is today proposing to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to lift the visa requirements for the people of Kosovo by transferring Kosovo to the visa-free list for short-stays in the Schengen area. The proposal is presented together with the Commission’s positive assessment confirming that Kosovo has fulfilled.. read more →

04 May 2016

POLL: Which countries must get Visa Liberalization for entering Schengen Area? (Closed)

The EU has conducted Visa Liberalization Dialogues with these following four countries Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo and recently the same institution is about to take concrete steps towards recommending them visa free travel within the territory of Schengen Area. Which of the following countries must get Visa Liberalization for entering Schengen Area? The Poll.. read more →

03 May 2016

European Union set to extend Schengen border controls

Brussels (AFP) – The EU is set this week to allow countries to extend border controls in the passport-free Schengen area as a result of the migrant crisis and recent terror attacks following a request by five countries, European sources said Monday. Germany, France, Austria, Denmark and Sweden wrote to the European Commission saying the.. read more →

03 May 2016

Kosovo to benefit from visa-free travel in Schengen Area

Kosovo is set to become the latest country to benefit from visa-free travel in the EU. The European Commission is expected this week to recommend that Kosovan citizens enjoy visa free travel within the Schengen area, even though a handful of EU member states -including Spain — do not officially recognize the Balkan state. Kosovo.. read more →

30 Apr 2016

Turkey expecting Visa-free travel to the Schengen Area by June

Turkish nationals can expect vise-free travel to the Schengen Countries by June, the country’s EU Minister Volkan Bozkir said Tuesday. “We expect that the decision for the citizens of the Republic of Turkey to enter the Schengen zone without visa requirement will be taken before the end of June,”​ he said following a meeting with Dutch.. read more →

12 Apr 2016