Category: Visa Application

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Schengen Countries with the Most Short-Term Visa Applications in 2023 

Non-EU nationals residing in the United Kingdom, whose home countries do not have a visa waiver agreement with the Schengen Area, must apply for a visa to travel to the bloc. As of January 2021, British nationals are subject to immigration rules for third-countries, meaning they can stay a maximum of 90 days within any…
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Simplified EU Single Permit Rules Begin on May 20

On 12 April 2024, the European Council formally adopted the revision of the European Union’s Single Permit Directive, marking a significant step forward in simplifying the migration process for non-EU nationals. The updated directive, which revises the original 2011 version, sets out streamlined administrative procedures for obtaining a single permit that grants both the right…
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UK Extends Seasonal Worker Visa Route

The UK Government will extend the seasonal worker visa route for five years until 2029 in response to the labour shortages in the food supply chain. The announcement from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) comes in response to the findings of an independent review commissioned by John Shropshire, chair of the…
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Schengen Visa: EU Introduces 5-Year Schengen Visas For Citizens of Bahrain, Oman, and Saudi Arabia

European Union (EU) announces a new five-year Schengen visa for citizens of Bahrain, Oman, and Saudi Arabia boosting travel and strengthening ties between the EU and GCC. The announcement was made by EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, during the opening session of the first high-level Forum on Regional Security and Co-operation between the bloc…
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New Schengen Visa Rules Bring Multi-Entry and 5-Year Validity Options for Indian Citizens

Citizens of India will soon be able to get a five-year, multi-entry Schengen visa the European Union (EU) has adopted more favourable Schengen visa rules for Indian nationals. In a statement released on April 18, 2024, an EU delegation to India and Bhutan announced the introduction of new regulations aimed at simplifying the visa acquisition…
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