EU to Create General Search Engine for Data on Terrorist Activities

The European Union (EU) will create a general search engine for databases on terrorist activities that will improve the intelligence and security services of the member states, a diplomatic source from the regional bloc said on Friday. The spokesperson explained that ‘as part of the measures of the fight against Islamic terrorism, the European Agency […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

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 […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

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 […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

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 […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

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

Roland Dubertrand, the outgoing French ambassador to Oman 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 […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

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 Islamic terrorism and other serious crimes, missing persons and […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

MEP Urges Kosovo To Work on Visa Liberalisation

MPE, Tanja Fajon. Photo: Fajon’s Twitter account 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 […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

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 […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!

 
 

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 […]
Continue reading…

Enjoyed this post? Share it!