Category: Spain

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

No ETIAS Fees for British Travellers to the EU Until at Least 2025

British travellers going to the European Union will not need to pay for a travel permit until 2025 at the earliest. The ETIAS, which stands for European Travel Information and Authorisation System, was set to launch in ‘mid-2024’ according to EU officials. However, it has now been revealed that the European Union has delayed the…
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UK Electronic Travel Authorisation Scheme To Launch Next Month

The first stage of the United Kingdom‘s phased roll-out of the new Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme is scheduled to begin next month. The ETA is a digital ‘permission to travel’ scheme, which is being introduced to help strengthen the security of the UK border and to improve travel.  In general, the ETA is for…
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UK Visa Fee Increase Will Take Effect Next Month

Tourist and student travel to the United Kingdom is expected to rise by October 2023. The British government has announced that the proposed hike in visa fees will become effective from October 4, 2023. A UK Visit visa for under six months will cost GBP 15 more and student visas will be GBP 127 more…
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European Commission Pushes for Bulgaria and Romania’s Schengen Accession by Year-End

The Schengen Area, established in 1985, stands as one of the most prominent symbols of European integration. This passport-free zone now includes 27 countries, comprising 23 EU member states.  However, a couple of EU members have yet to fully experience the benefits of unrestricted travel within the Schengen Area. Joining Schengen involves meeting specific criteria,…
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EU Judges Dismisses Parliament’s Bid To Impose Visas on Americans

United States passport holders have long travelled throughout most of the world without having to worry about visa applications. In October 2020, the European Parliament passed a resolution demanding the imposition of visas for US citizens until all EU citizens could enter the US freely. The European Union has a list of countries whose citizens…
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