Category: Turkey

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Greece To Compensate Those Affected By Wildfires With Free Trips

After last summer’s devastating wildfires on the island of Rhodes , thousands of tourists were impacted by sudden evacuations from hotels.  The fires not only disrupted their vacations but also posed safety concerns and logistical challenges. These events created a significant setback for tourism on the islands, affecting both holidaymakers and local businesses. Now, Greek…
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Turkish Travellers Granted Access to Greek Islands with Special Visa Program

In a bid to ease historical tensions between Greece and Turkey, Greek officials inaugurated a new vacation visa terminal specifically designed for Turkish visitors on April 1, 2024. The newly introduced limited-access visa permits Turkish citizens to explore ten Greek islands for up to seven days without requiring full access to the European Union’s passport-free…
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Discovering Destinations: Where Your Soon-to-Expire British Passport Still Holds Value

Planning a trip abroad? Dealing with an expiring passport can turn the pleasure of arranging a surprise getaway into a nightmare, especially for UK travellers who must wait a whopping ten weeks for their passport renewal from the Passport Office. Ensure a smooth journey by understanding the passport validity requirements of your chosen destination. Here’s…
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US Extends Visa Interview Waiver Authority Through 2024

The United States State Department will continue to exempt certain visa applicants from in-person interviews next year, extending the waiver authority that was set to expire on December 31, 2023. This policy, known as the visa interview waiver authority, permits consular officers to bypass in-person interviews for low-risk visa applications. Acting in conjunction with the…
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EU Commission Proposes Advancing Visa Facilitation for Türkiye

The European Commission has presented a proposal to further streamline Schengen visa procedures for Türkiye. In a comprehensive report addressing the political, economic, and trade ties between the European Union and Türkiye, its emphasis is on the pivotal role of visa facilitation in fostering increased interactions between their people. Highlighting the necessity of finding common…
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