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Britons Will Not Need a Visa to Switzerland After Brexit, Even for Lengthy Stays

The Federal Council of Switzerland has decided to maintain its good relations with the United Kingdom, in terms of free movement, even after the latter’s departure from the EU. In the latest meeting held on March 22, the Swiss Federal Council agreed on three decisions in the field of migration, in the event of a..

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Is ETIAS a Visa or an Authorization? We want your opinion!

Starting in 2021, citizens of 61 countries will need to apply for ETIAS to travel to several European countries. There’s been a lot of confusion on the internet, in media reports, and among people lately whether ETIAS is a visa or not. We would like to know the answers directly from you. Take part in our..

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Whistleblower Who Exposed Schengen Visa Racket Stripped of Maltese Citizenship

The Maltese government has striped of Maltese citizenship a whistleblower who exposed the alleged visa scam which enabled Algerians who had no intentions of going back, to enter Europe through Malta. At the beginning of February this year, a report by the Maltese National Audit Office brought into light an alleged Schengen visa racket at..

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MEPs Approve Amendment of EU Visa Information System in a Bid to Improve Security

Members of the European Parliament have backed a proposal on the amendment of the Schengen Visa Information System (VIS) on Wednesday, in a bid to enhance security and ensure a better EU response to migratory challenges. The upgraded VIS is also supposed to improve the EU’s external border management. Rapporteur Carlos Coelho from the Group..

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Australians Will Have to Register Online to Visit Europe Starting in 2021

Every Australian passport holder wishing to travel to the European countries of the Schengen Area will soon need to register online. Starting in January 2021, an online registration will be mandatory for every Australian and the citizens of some other 60+ countries, including Canada and the USA, that want to enter this territory in Europe...

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Canadians Will Need to Apply for a Travel Authorization to Visit Europe from 2021

Starting from January 2021 and on, Canadians will need to complete some extra procedures in order to visit Europe for tourism and business purposes. As of this date, Canadian passport holders have enjoyed the benefit of entering Europe with only a valid passport. However, soon they will need to apply online for a travel pass..

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Americans won’t need a visa to Europe, but rather an ETIAS – which is not a visa

All Unites States nationals, alongside with the passport holders of several other world countries will need an ETIAS to enter the EU countries as of January 2021. ETIAS, which stands for the European Travel Information and Authorization System, is not a visa. However, US nationals have lately been misguided by several media, which claim that..

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EU Countries Granted Citizenship to Over 800k Persons in 2017 – Main Recipients Were Moroccans, Albanians, Indians

Around 825,400 persons became new citizens of EU Member Countries in 2017. According to Eurostat, a Directorate-General of the European Commission responsible for providing statistical information, a decrease of 17 % was marked compared to 2016. Italy tops the table, with most citizenships granted in 2017, followed the United Kingdom and [...]

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Macron Proposes Schengen Reform to Ensure the Future of EU

French President Emanuel Macron has urged the European Union to undertake a series of reforms to ensure the future of the block. In an open letter addressed to the citizens of Europe and published in newspapers in all 28 EU countries, Macron has called for a “European renaissance”. In this letter, the French President estimates..

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EU Adds Seven Ministers of Syrian Government to Travel Sanctions List

The European Council has added another seven high officials from Syria to the list of persons banned from entering the EU countries. The move has been undertaken as a part of a series of restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters. According to a press release of the European Council, these additions follow..

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