Category: France

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

EU Plans Simplify Non-EU Long-Term Residence Rules

The European Commission proposed to simplify residence rules for non-EU nationals who live on a long-term basis in the European Union. The intention is to ease procedures in three areas: acquiring EU long-term residence status, moving to other EU countries and improving the rights of family members.  At present, becoming a long-term resident requires the…
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Transit Visa Required For India – Schengen – UK Route

A number of Indian nationals with flights to the UK with a transit stop in either the Czech Republic, France, Germany or Spain have been prevented from boarding their flights. European Union registered air carriers like Lufthansa, Air France, and KLM, which operate flights from India to the UK, with a stopover in one of…
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US ESTA Expanded To Land Travel

The United States government has announced that the US ESTA will be mandatory for citizens of 40 Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries entering the United States by land. This new policy will be introduced on May 2, 2022. From this date, visa-free travellers to the US will still be able to enter the country by…
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High Speed Rail Providers Join Forces To Connect 5 European Destinations

Two high-speed train companies are combining forces to create a rail giant that will serve five countries across the continent. A merger of cross-border operator Eurostar and Belgium-based Thalys will connect the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. The merging of the two companies has been approved by the European Commission on 29 March…
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Saudi Arabia Reopens Visa on Arrival for US, UK & Schengen Visa Holders

The authorities of Saudi Arabia have announced that all persons who hold a valid US, UK or Schengen visa can receive a 12-month visa on arrival upon entering the kingdom. This means that all individuals who have a valid US, UK, and Schengen visa can now receive a tourism visa upon their arrival in Saudi…
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