Klympush-Tsintsadze: Ukraine’s next goal is negotiations to join Schengen zone

Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze has said that the next goal of Kyiv is the launch of negotiations on Ukraine’s joining the Schengen zone. “One of the tasks we set is the start of a dialog on Ukraine’s joining the Schengen zone,” she said in an interview with.. read more →

20 Jul 2017

Estonia opens thirteen new visa centres in China

Estonia has opened 13 additional visa centres in China to help the Chinese citizens apply for a Schengen area visa. In addition to the existing facilities in Beijing and Shanghai, people can apply for an Estonian visa at VFS Global visa application centres in Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming, Nanjing, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Xi´an and.. read more →

20 Jul 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 →

17 Jul 2017

Schengen visas may be lifted for Omanis and other Gulf Cooperation Council nationals

According to Roland Dubertrand, the outgoing French ambassador to Oman, We are discussing the complete lifting of visas for Omanis and other Gulf citizens to countries of the EU. The visa requirements have already been lifted for citizens of the UAE because they asked before Oman and other Gulf countries; however, the process is ongoing… read more →

05 Jul 2017

Croatia becomes part of the Schengen Information System (SIS)

As of today, Croatia is connected to the Schengen Information System (SIS), the most widely used information sharing system for security and border management in Europe. Croatia will now be able to exchange information with other Member States through SIS on persons wanted in relation to terrorism and other serious crimes, missing persons and certain.. read more →

27 Jun 2017

MEP Urges Kosovo To Work on Visa Liberalisation

In an interview with BIRN, MEP Tanjа Fajon urges Kosovo’s politicians to take decisive action – if they want their citizens to eventually enjoy visa-free travel into the EU’s passport-free Schengen area. Tanja Fajon, the European Parliament’s rapporteur for Kosovo on the process of visa liberalization, told BIRN that the time when Kosovo citizens will.. read more →

20 Jun 2017

Ukrainians can now travel to EU Member States without a visa

On May 11, 2017 the European Union and European Council representatives approved the request of Ukraine for visa-free travel. They have signed the document in Strasbourg, which means that Ukrainians can now travel to EU Member States without a visa for short stays. This has been deemed as a landmark in the history of Ukraine.. read more →

11 Jun 2017

Poroshenko Hails ‘Historic Day’ As Visa-Free EU Travel Deal Is Signed

The Representatives of the European Parliament and the European Council have signed a document in Strasbourg formalizing a long-awaited visa-liberalization deal with Ukraine. The deal was signed by the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, and Malta’s Interior Minister Carmelo Abela. Malta currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union. Ukrainian President Petro.. read more →

17 May 2017

EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

Today the European Union approved visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens over a lengthy period of waiting and consecutive delays. Ukrainians will no longer require visas to travel to most EU countries for tourism, family visits and business reasons. The visa-waiver is expected to come into force after 20 days after publication in the Official Journal of.. read more →

11 May 2017

President Iohannis: “Only country against Romania joining the Schengen area is Romania itself”

The only country that is against Romania joining the Schengen area is Romania itself said president Klaus Iohannis this Monday in an interview for Calea Europeana quoted by Hotnews. He explained that this is done through actions such as the attempt to pass the now infamous Emergency Ordinance no.13 this January which would have partially.. read more →

09 May 2017