Category: Immigration updates

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Spain Aims to Overturn 90-Day Rule for British Tourists

Since the UK’s departure from the European Union, the seamless travel, work, and residency opportunities that British citizens enjoyed within the EU have ceased. Despite Brexit, British holidaymakers remain a significant market for Spain’s tourism industry. The Schengen Area regulations dictate that third-country citizens, including non-EU nationals entering the territory visa-free, are permitted a maximum…
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European Council Approves Online Schengen Visa Application Process

In a pivotal stride toward modernising travel protocols, the Council of the European Union has approved the digitalisation of the Schengen visa application process, marking a significant shift in travel convenience. Recent deliberations among EU foreign ministers have resulted in the green signal for digitising Schengen visa applications. This transformative online platform is poised to…
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French Senate Approves Easier Travel for British Second-Home Owners

On November 8, the French Senate took a significant step towards facilitating travel for British second-home owners who, post-Brexit, have faced a 90-day restriction on visa-free travel to France. The Senate’s decision involves the adoption of an amendment to the proposed new Immigration Law, specifically aimed at simplifying entry conditions for British citizens who own…
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Diversity Visa 2025 Registration Is Now Closed

The registration for the 2025 Diversity Visa, also known as the Green Card Lottery, has wrapped up. The final day to register for a 2025 Diversity Visa application is Nov. 7. The Diversity Visa programme permits nationals of countries with low US immigration rates to register for the opportunity to apply for a US immigration…
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Italy Extends Border Controls With Slovenia

Italy’s border controls with Slovenia will continue for the month of November with the possibility of further extensions.  The move has temporarily suspended the Schengen Agreement’s principle of freedom of movement. Italy reinstated police checks at the border in its northeast as of October 21 for an initial 10 days, suspending the free movement normally…
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