Category: Schengen Visa News

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Spain Travel Warning: UK Holidaymakers Staying With Family and Friends

UK holidaymakers who are visiting friends or family in Spain could cost them thousands if they don’t have a special letter of invitation.   Since Brexit, UK holidaymakers need to show proof of accommodation for their entire stay when visiting as a tourist. This is not a new rule for non-EU nationals visiting Spain. This is…
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Austria And The US Signed A New Working Holiday Agreement

Austria and the United States have launched a new Working Holiday Program which allows young Austrian and US nationals to learn about each other’s cultures and professional environments. On February 20, 2024, Austrian Ambassador Petra Schneebauer and US Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Lee Satterfield signed a Professional Development and Cultural…
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Spain Tightens Visa Requirement for Senegalese Citizens

Spain stated that Senegalese nationals who wish to travel through a Spanish airport must have a transit visa. The measure came into effect on February 19, 2024. The measure was introduced by the Spanish Interior Ministry to prevent travellers from taking advantage of a layover at a Spanish airport to apply for asylum in the…
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Digital France Schengen Visas For Olympics Games 2024

France has shifted its visa processes online and is aiming to grant around 70,000 visas to applicants for Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024. Since January 1, 2024, France has initiated the issuance of Digital Schengen visas, becoming the first country to hand out these visas in the European Union. This move precedes the anticipated complete…
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Finland Increased Minimum Salary Criteria For EU Blue Cards

The Finnish immigration authorities have introduced revised salary thresholds for Specialist and EU Blue Card permit applications in 2024. These adjusted salary levels apply to both first residence permits and extensions. Failing to meet the new requirements necessitates applying for a residence permit for an employed person, as opposed to a Specialist or EU Blue…
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