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

Romania and Bulgaria Qualify to Join Schengen Area

The European Commission thinks that Bulgaria and Romania have met all the requirements to join the EU’s free-travel Schengen Area, a spokesperson for the EU executive has been reported as saying. In the opinion of the Commission, Bulgaria and Romania qualify for entry into the Schengen Area, European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva has told journalists.. read more →

12 Apr 2016

EU may require visas from Americans and Canadians: EU source

The European Union executive is considering whether to make U.S. and Canadian citizens apply for visas before traveling to the bloc, a move that could raise tensions as Brussels negotiates a trade pact with Washington. Only Britain and Ireland have opt-outs from the 28-nation EU’s common visa policy and the European Commission must decide by.. read more →

08 Apr 2016

Ukrainians receive twice more Schengen visa refusals

Ukrainians have received twice as many visa refusals from Schengen cosulates in 2015 than in 2013, online publication Evropeiska Pravda (European Truth) has reported. It cited the European Commission statistics on the work of all the consulates in the EU countries. Visas were denied to 1.7% Ukrainians in 2013 (the last pre-war year). The percent.. read more →

24 Mar 2016

Spain satisfied with Schengen visa waiver for Peruvians

Spain is fully satisfied with the entry into force of the Schengen visa waiver for Peruvians, Spanish Consul to Peru Andres Collado said after recalling that it was Madrid that made such proposal to the European Union (EU). “It is a quite positive step, so we are enormously satisfied. It is a fair measure, which.. read more →

21 Mar 2016

EU May Offer Georgia Visa-Free Travel, Delay On Ukraine

The European Commission appears ready to offer visa-free travel to Georgia, but could postpone a similar offer to Ukraine. In December, the European Commission said both countries had fulfilled the criteria to qualify for visa-free travel through the passport-free Schengen zone. The commission said it would send a proposal to that effect to EU member.. read more →

27 Feb 2016

No Schengen visa for me: A Pakistani scientist’s dilemma

In 2008, I left for Austria to pursue a PhD degree in Computer Engineering. I got a Schengen visa without any hassle. My five-year stay in Austria was an unforgettable experience with some indelible memories. During my stay in Europe, I visited several countries to attend scientific events — including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Slovenia,.. read more →

27 Feb 2016