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Visas, Immigration & Nationality

EU to Allow Visa-Free Entry for Citizens of Kosovo With Serbian Passports

In April 2023, the  European Parliament granted visa-free entry to the Schengen zone to citizens of Kosovo beginning January 1, 2024. However, Kosovo citizens who possess passports issued by Serbian authorities, most of whom are Serbs, will not be able to travel to the Schengen area without a visa until they obtain valid and legal…
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Hungary Proposes Stricter Guidelines on Employment Migration

The Hungarian government is presenting a comprehensive legislative proposal aimed at refining and defining the legal parameters for residence and employment of foreign nationals within the country. This legislation holds the purpose of precisely delineating who qualifies for residency in Hungary and the duration they are permitted to stay. Residence terms will no longer be…
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France Announces Widespread Flight Cancellations During System Upgrade in 2024

In a bid to modernise its outdated air traffic control infrastructure, France has announced widespread flight cancellations. Thousands of flights will likely be cancelled while French air traffic control updates its ‘antiquated’ computer systems. The cancellations will take place between 09 January and 14 February.  The ambitious upgrade targets the replacement of the existing ‘antiquated’…
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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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UK and France To Simplify School Travel Rules in 2024

Anticipated enhancements in school and group travel between the United Kingdom and France are on the horizon as both countries are committed to removing certain post-Brexit barriers. The UK’s new border restrictions for EU travellers which accept only those with a passport have been a major deterrent for many school groups.  The British government is…
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