Category: ETIAS

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Czech Republic to Simplify Schengen Visa Process with New Digital System

Czechia is set to revolutionise its Schengen visa application process by launching the Electronic Visa Information System (ELVIS). This new digital system aims to streamline and simplify visa application and processing procedures. The Electronic Visa Information System, or ELVIS, will allow visa applicants to complete their applications entirely online. This means no more trips to…
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Venice Implements Stricter Regulations on Large Tourist Groups

Venice, renowned for its stunning canals and rich history, has introduced new laws aimed at curbing the influx of large tourist groups.  These regulations, which took effect last weekend, are part of the city’s ongoing efforts to manage the overwhelming number of visitors that threaten its delicate ecosystem and cultural heritage. Earlier this year, Venetian…
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EU Entry/Exit System To Cause Delay At UK Border

The European Union (EU) has long been planning to introduce new and updated requirements for non-EU nationals to provide fingerprints and digitalised travel authorization to enter member states.  Despite several delays and setbacks, the system is set to go live in autumn 2024. Preparations are underway at major Channel crossing points for the new automated…
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EU Approves New Schengen Border Rules: Enhancing Security and Mobility

The Council of the European Union has officially endorsed a significant update to the Schengen Borders Code, a crucial framework governing the management of internal and external EU borders.  This move aims to bolster the resilience of the Schengen Area in handling crises at external borders while ensuring that EU residents continue to enjoy seamless…
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British Residents in Spain Urged to Obtain TIE Card Ahead of EU’s Entry/Exit System (EES)

British residents in Spain are advised to exchange their green residency certificates for a TIE (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero) ID card before the EU’s new Entry/Exit System (EES) takes effect later this year. TIE is a biometric document that confirms the holder’s right to live and work in Spain under the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement.…
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