Antigua & Barbuda: EU official says Schengen visa arrangement not in jeopardy

Antiguans and Barbudans who have enjoyed visa-free access to several European states, under the Schengen arrangement, have been told not to worry about losing the privilege. In 2009, Antigua & Barbuda was named among the first Caribbean nations along with the Bahamas, Barbados and St Kitts and Nevis, to gain visa free access to EU.. read more →

12 Dec 2015

Schengen states launch Visa Information System in India

The Schengen states have launched the Visa Information System (VIS) in India along with the neighbouring countries as part of the worldwide introduction of the VIS, which since October 2011 has been functioning in 17 out of 23 world regions. All Schengen consulates worldwide will be connected to the VIS by end of 2015. VIS,.. read more →

10 Dec 2015

The European Union may soon take charge of Europe’s borders

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is considering a measure that would give a new EU border force powers to intervene and guard a member state’s external frontier to protect the Schengen open-borders zone, EU officials and diplomats said on Friday. Such a move would be controversial. It might be blocked by states wary of surrendering sovereign control of.. read more →

05 Dec 2015

Colombia and EU sign visa exemption for Schengen countries

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and top European Union officials on Wednesday signed an agreement to exempt Colombians from having to request a visa before traveling to Europe. The exemption has long been requested by Colombia, whose citizens have to go through lengthy and sometimes humiliating procedures in order to be allowed entry to the 26 countries.. read more →

03 Dec 2015

Peru: Schengen visa exemption postponed until first half of 2016

Peruvians may have to wait until the first half of 2016 until they can take advantage of the elimination of the Schengen visa . In August, the National Superintendency of Migration (Migrations) of Peru announced that Peruvians could begin receiving their biometric passports by December, but the process is going to take a little longer than expected… read more →

26 Nov 2015

EU chief defends visa-free travel

A top European Union official has urged EU leaders to rescue of Europe’s passport free area as it comes under threat from extremist attacks and the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants. Visa-free travel in the 30-nation area known as the Schengen zone has been compromised by border closures, increased security and the building.. read more →

25 Nov 2015

10 Easiest Schengen countries to obtain a Schengen Visa

If you have been pondering with the idea of visiting the Schengen Area – you are not alone. Worldwide applications fly over Schengen countries’ Embassies daily, requiring profound analyzing of documents and the purposes of travel. Assuming you have already become familiar with the Schengen Visa types and the required documents for that matter, the.. read more →

24 Nov 2015

Schengen Visas on Non-Biometric Moroccan Passports No Longer Valid

Rabat – Long-stay (over 90 days) Schengen visas on old non-biometric passports will no longer be valid as of November 24. Beginning next Tuesday, Schengen visas, which allow a non-European national to visit multiple European countries among the 25 member states of the Schengen agreement, will be valid only for holders of the new biometric.. read more →

21 Nov 2015

EU offer due attention to Kuwait’s bid for Schengen visa waiver

Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah has stated the Head of the European Union’s Delegation Riyadh Ambassador Adam Kulach has told him that the Kuwaiti bid for Schengen visa waiver “is given due attention.” Al-Jarallah told reporters on the sidelines of the Omani embassy celebrations of the National Day Wednesday evening that his meeting with Kulach.. read more →

19 Nov 2015

Official: No cancellation of Schengen visas – French Embassy

THE French Embassy in Manila on Sunday belied reports that it has temporarily cancelled its participation in the Schengen agreement after the terror attacks in Paris that killed 128 people and injured more than 200. Camille Conde of the French Embassy in Manila said that there was no announcement made by the French government regarding.. read more →

15 Nov 2015