Adapting common EU visa policy in an attempt to boost tourism and reduce security risks

The European Union Commission has proposed reforms regarding common visa policy for short stay visits for travelers from 105 non-EU countries or entities to which the visa requirement applies. The proposed reforms come as a result of the evolving security concerns and challenges linked to migration and also of the new opportunities that the technological.. read more →

16 Mar 2018

Georgia’s visa liberalization with European Union comes under threat

One year after celebrating the launch of the much-sought-after visa liberalization, the Georgian government is planning to take new measures in order to stop the growth of the number of Georgian asylum seekers in the Schengen countries. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, who had called visa liberalization an “enormous achievement” at the time, said during a.. read more →

09 Mar 2018

Turkey says it has met the criteria for visa free travel to EU

Few of the Turkish officials have declared this week that Turkey has fulfilled the 72 requirements for visa liberalization, including President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Kalın. During a press conference in Ankara, on February 7, Kalın announced that Turkey has completed all of the European Union’s 72 criteria for granting visa free travel to the.. read more →

07 Feb 2018

Slovakia Will Actively Work Towards Schengen Visa Liberalization for Armenia

The Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico met on Wednesday, January 31, with a  delegation from Armenia led by the Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly Ara Babloyan. The meeting took place in Bratislava, in the sidelines of the official visit of Speaker Babloyan to Slovakia. During the meeting, PM Rice highly appreciated the liberalization.. read more →

01 Feb 2018

Poland fears its economy might collapse after EU allowed Ukranians to travel in Schengen Zone

Poland has criticized the European Union for lifting visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens, saying that this might have a devastating effect on its economy. Warsaw authorities fear that after Ukraine entered the Schengen zone, less Ukrainians will come to Poland to work and fill the labor gaps, choosing other more economically developed western countries instead… read more →

31 Jan 2018

Germany backs Bulgaria’s bid to join Schengen

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Saturday, January 20 in Sofia, where they discussed the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union as well as topical issues from the political agenda. During a press conference after the meeting, Chancellor Merkel expressed her belief.. read more →

23 Jan 2018

France threatens to restore Schengen visa regime with Albania

2017 was not an easy year for France, regarding the asylum issue. The European Union member country has received 100,000 migrant asylum requests last year, up 17 percent from the previous year. Surprisingly the list of countries of origin is topped by a European country. Unsurprisingly, that country is Albania. 7,630 people coming from Albania.. read more →

12 Jan 2018

How to Obtain a Free No Objection Letter Template for Visa Application

The process of applying for a Schengen Visa or any visa is quite stressful. You might just want to travel around the world or visit family or friends, but visa applications might scare you and the amount of paperwork seems overwhelming. The Schengen Visa can provide you with the opportunity to travel around countries in.. read more →

26 Dec 2017

EU Commission reports today continuous fulfilment of Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership

EU Commission reports today continues fulfilment of Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership Corruption and illegal migration still the biggest concerns for Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership Moldova and Ukraine carry high corruption, EU Commission states The EU Commission reported today to the European Parliament the progress that Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries have made.. read more →

20 Dec 2017

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 →

13 Dec 2017