Category: Visa Application

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

EU Settlement Scheme: Late Applications Accepted for EU Citizens under Revised Scheme

In recent guidance, the Home Office has confirmed that EU citizens who were residing in the United Kingdom (UK) before Brexit, possess permanent residence cards, and were unaware of the EU settled scheme have the opportunity for late applications under the EU settled scheme. The Home Office previously stated that it would not allow people…
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Bulgaria and Romania Partially Joining Schengen Area: What It Means For Travellers

Romania and Bulgaria, both of which joined the European Union in 2007 and have been attempting for more than a decade to join the Schengen Area, will enter the border-free zone in stages, beginning with air and sea travel on March 31.  This border-free zone, designed to facilitate seamless travel between participating countries, currently grants…
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UK Immigration Health Surcharge Fee Price Hike Delayed

The Immigration Health Surcharge increase, initially planned for January 16, 2024, has been postponed due to a Parliamentary debate. The government’s planned hike to the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is now due to be implemented on 31 January 2024 at the earliest. This delay provides a brief window of opportunity for those needing to submit…
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UK FCDO Travel Warning: Spain Reintroduces Face Mask Rules

The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) has issued a travel warning for British nationals heading to Spain due to a surge in flu and COVID-19 cases, prompting the Spanish government to reintroduce face mask rules.  Spain has become the first European country to reinstate face mask requirements in certain settings like hospitals and…
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Spain Recognises Kosovo Passports, Allowing Visa-Free Travel for Citizens

In a significant development for citizens of Kosovo, Spain has officially recognised passports issued by the Republic of Kosovo, enabling Kosovars to travel visa-free to the country.  This decision comes shortly after Kosovo citizens were granted visa-free access within the European Union’s Schengen zone. Deputy Prime Minister Besnik Bislimi expressed his satisfaction on social media,…
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