Category: Malta

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

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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Schengen Countries With the Most Visa Rejections in 2023

In a devastating blow to hopeful travellers, Schengen countries denied over 1.6 million visa applications in 2023, accounting for a staggering 15.8 percent of all requests. According to data from the EU Commission, France led the pack in visa rejections, turning down 436,893 applications. This equates to 16.6 percent of all visa requests France received,…
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Countries That Most Likely to Approve Your Schengen Visa in 2024

Planning a trip to Europe and worried about your Schengen visa approval?  Knowing which countries have the highest approval rates can ease your concerns and help you plan better.  Here’s a look at the Schengen states where your visa application is most likely to be approved. Leading the pack, Iceland had an impressive 97.8% approval…
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Schengen Visa Fees Set To Increase In June 2024

Planning a short trip to Europe this summer? Be prepared for a bump in your travel expenses.  Starting June 11, 2024, the European Commission will implement a 12% rise in Schengen visa fees for all applicants. The new fee will see the cost for adult applicants rise from €80 to €90 and for children aged…
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