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Brexit: No visa-free traveling for Brits if they exit the EU without an agreement

“If your passport does not meet these criteria, you may be denied entry to any of the Schengen area countries,” a new series of technical notices for British citizens by the UK government has warned. Brits may undergo stringent procedures to enter the Schengen zone if UK exits from the union without a definite agreement,..

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Dutch PM says “not yet” to Romania’s accession to Schengen

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has once again openly showed his belief that Romania is still not ready to join the border-free Schengen Area. During an official visit in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, Primer Rutte in separate meetings with the Romanian President and PM, expressed his disapproval of Romania’s accession to Schengen [...]

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European Parliament approves visa talks with Kosovo

The European Parliament has agreed today, on September 13, 2018, to open talks on the abolition of visa regime for Kosovo citizens. The approval came with 420 of the EP members voting pro the proposal and 186 against it. The Minister of European Integration in the government of the Republic of Kosovo, Dhurata Hoxha, announced..

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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..

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European Council adopts regulation on the establishment of ETIAS

After the European Parliament gave its final agreement on the establishment of ETIAS, the European Council has now adopted a regulation on its establishment. The council adopted the regulation establishing the European Travel Information Authorization System (ETIAS) on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. According to the Minister of Interior of [...]

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Brexit to hurt aviation industry: air businesses and travellers

The uncertainty about  the post Brexit scenarios happen to touch also the aviation industry, as if no-deal Brexit is to happen flight companies will be left no airspace to fly and Briton travellers will remain unprotected by the law. As any new deal has not been achieved yet for the use of the aviation space..

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LIBE committee votes for visa liberalization for Kosovo citizens

The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), has given today the green light for visa liberalization for Kosovo citizens. The committee voted pro the European Commission’s recommendation on visa liberalization for Kosovo, given on July 18, 2018. At the same time, the Committee approved the opening of [...]

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How to Write an Appeal Letter for Schengen Visa Refusal

Filing a Schengen visa application is never a guarantee that you will get the visa. You may have spent days trying to collect the required documents, fulfilling the application form, writing the required letters and so on. However, sometimes, for a reason or another your application gets rejected, despite of the fact you may be..

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Bin Laden’s alleged bodyguard barred from re-entering Germany

The alleged bodyguard of the Al-Qaeda founder, Osama bin Laden, has been banned from re-entering Germany. Last month, the country deported the suspected Sami A., to his native Tunisia. The 42-year-old is suspected to have trained with al-Qaida militants and protected the group’s leader bin Laden. Authorities in Germany found out in 2012, [...]

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EU Criticizes Member States Granting Wealthy Foreigners With Citizenship

The European Commission is calling on the EU member states to be more careful to whom they are granting citizenship, when it comes to the investment schemes, since these schemes may be a source of security threats for the block. EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said during an interview with the German daily Die Welt..

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