Urgent Schengen Visas for Indians in the Near Future

Things are moving fast in the world of European visa and migration policy, adapting to current times and needs. After announcing the new ETIAS visa waiver program (expected to come into full effect starting from 2021), European countries are also updating the current regulations for the Schengen ...

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Cyprus Starts the Process of Joining Schengen

The Republic of Cyprus has announced that it has formally started the process of joining the Schengen area. This revelation marks the country’s first step towards Schengen membership and could in time make it a destination that many European’s may travel to passport-free. The move was anno...

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What is the Difference Between ETIAS and a Schengen Visa?

The European continent is the biggest tourist destination in the world. When traveling to Europe, non-EU citizens have to apply for either the ETIAS EU visa waiver or the Schengen visa.Those eligible for the ETIAS EU visa waiver are not required to apply for the Schengen visa. However, th...

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Galway, European Capital of Culture 2020

Every year, the European Commission designates one or more cities in the EU as a European Capital of Culture. The initiative is designed to promote European Union cultural activities between member states and to highlight the cultural richness and diversity of Europe. The scheme also aims to re...

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ETIAS to Visit the EU Microstates: Is It Mandatory?

The ETIAS visa waiver for Europe is scheduled to become an obligatory requirement as of 2021 for citizens of over 60 countries taking short trips to the Schengen Area. However, this new travel authorization has created confusion in regard to the situation of the European microstates of Andorra,...

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How Will ETIAS Improve the Security of EU Citizens?

Ensuring Europe’s security is undoubtedly a top priority. With the increase of migrantsa and tourism in the past years, it has become more evident that it is necessary to add another layer to the screening process for all those crossing Europe’s borders. EU citizens will rest easier knowing t...

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US Citizens Required to Pay Fee to Travel to Europe

In 2016 the EU began a process to develop a new European travel visa waiver which all American tourists will have to obtain before leaving the US to visit Europe. To do so, US citizens will be required to pay an EU visa waiver fee after completing an online application form. This new Europ...

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Quick Facts about Europe’s ETIAS travel authorization

The EU commission created the new European Travel and Authorization System (ETIAS) permit as a way to assess visa-free travelers before they arrive at the Schengen Area. Applicants will have to complete an online form that will then be processed through the ETIAS security database and will e...

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EU Countries Back ETIAS Visa Waiver Program

In a significant step forward, EU countries voted on June 9, 2017 to adopt a proposed new security screening program called the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) during a meeting of the E.U. Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg. ETIAS is an electronic visa waiv...

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ETIAS Europe Online Visa Application Requirements

The ETIAS visa for Europe is a new program that the European Union have approved and plan to launch in order to improve security at the external entrance borders to the Schengen zone of Europe. The European Commission and European Parliament came to an agreement to introduce the European Trave...

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ETIAS for Europe: What We Know so Far

The European Travel Information and Authorisation System also known as ETIAS for Europe was introduced as a formal proposal in November 2016. The European visa waiver scheme proposal is being developed for the purpose of improving immigration and border control to avoid future health and securit...

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ETIAS Visa for Europe: How will it be structured?

The ETIAS visa waiver for Europe aims to heighten security measures in Europe improving border control and managing migration by creating the ETIAS travel authorization system which will collect and review information on travelers to Europe. The ETIAS visa waiver will be a requirement for...

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About ETIAS: Everything You Need to Know

What is ETIAS?About ETIAS: It stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System and is a type of European visa waiver. It will allow travelers to visit the countries in the Schengen Zone, it has not yet come into effect. It will be similar to the US ESTA.When ETIAS come int...

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ETIAS Europe: the EU’s version of the US ESTA

The ETIAS visa application form has similar objectives to the American ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, part of the Visa Waiver program).ETIAS is designed to pre-screen visa-exempt travelers who wish to enter the Schengen Area, while ESTA pre-screens those who travel to t...

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