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How to Become a Citizen of Norway?

In order to apply for Norway citizenship, you have to fulfil a set of requirements, which depend largely on your nationality and your immigration status (i.e. under what circumstances you initially entered Norway). As of January 2020, it is possible to obtain Norwegian citizenship without having to renounce your current nationality. Who Can Apply for Norway Citizenship? You can apply for Norwegian citizenship if you have lived in Norway continuously for at least seven years. If you [...]

By |2020-12-01T15:30:53+02:00December 1st, 2020|Tips|

Viral Outbreaks: How to Cover All Bases For Your Next Trip?

It is no secret that travelling has become a stressful endeavour these last months. The risk of catching COVID-19 has rightfully made us hesitant to get on a plane, train, or bus and take a trip. And unfortunately, COVID-19 does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, most likely following us well through the end of 2021. Now that the strictest of travel restrictions have been lifted people are travelling - for work, to visit family, [...]

By |2020-10-28T13:28:44+02:00October 28th, 2020|Tips|

Australian Government Promises That Will Not Prohibit Entry for Non-English-Speaking Spouses

Australia has announced that internationals maintaining a relationship with an Australian citizen, will be ineligible to enter the country through the partner visa program if they do not know the English language, the country's government has announced. However, the federal government has promised that internationals will not be barred from entering, as a result of the new requirement, VisaGuide.World reports. According to the acting minister for immigration, Alan Tudge, the recently imposed rule will not prohibit internationals [...]

By |2020-10-09T10:02:41+02:00October 9th, 2020|Australia Visa/Passport News|

Albanian Govt to Reimburse Its Citizens Fined Abroad for Overstaying Visa During COVID-19 Lockdown

Albania has decided to reimburse the fines imposed by international countries' authorities for Albanian citizens that overstayed their visas amid the Coronavirus outbreak. The fines, which have occurred between March 10 and June 1, will be reimbursed by the General Directorate of Taxation (GDT) in Albania, VisaGuide.World reports. The GDT's announcement clarified the documents that citizens must send via email so that they could be refunded. Proof of the payment of the fine, translated and notarised fine [...]

By |2020-09-03T09:38:39+02:00September 3rd, 2020|Albania Visa/Passport News, Coronavirus News and Updates|

US Resumes Processing K Visas, as a Priority

The United States government has announced that the processing of K visa applications will be resumed with high priority, according to the United States Department of State announcement. K visas are created for international citizens who plan to marry a citizen of the United States. Still, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, their processing has been temporarily suspended, since mid-March, VisaGuide.World reports. However, the new statement from the US Department of State has revealed that since August 28, [...]

By |2020-09-01T14:28:06+02:00September 1st, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, US Visa/Passport News|

USCIS Cancels Its Plan to Furlough More Than 13,000 employees

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has canceled its plan to furlough more than 70 percent of its staff, while also stressing that some applications could be prolonged due to the financial hardship that the agency is facing. In a press release announcing the move, the agency stressed that more than 13,000 employees could be furlough, more than 750 of them in Virginia, VisaGuide.World reports. According to USCIS Deputy Director for [...]

By |2020-08-28T15:07:06+02:00August 28th, 2020|US Visa/Passport News|

Japan to Permit Re-Entry of Visa Holders From Next Month

Authorities in Japan are discussing the possibility to permit international visa holders to re-enter the country from next month, according to Japan's national broadcasting network NHK. In April, Japan banned the entry for citizens from 146 countries in an effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, VisaGuide.World reports. Due to the entry bans and travel restrictions imposed by a large share of countries, amid the Coronavirus outbreak, the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau received many requests [...]

By |2020-08-28T13:09:02+02:00August 28th, 2020|Japan Visa/Passport News|

China to Restrict Visas for US Citizens with ‘Anti-China’ Links

The Chinese government intends to ban US nationals who have so-called “anti-China” links from entering the country. China’s Ministry of Public Security has been planning to restrict the travel of anyone who is linked to U.S. Intelligence Services and human rights groups for months now. However, the decision at this time is likely a result of rising concern in Beijing that the US and other governments are using these organizations to encourage the anti-government protests in mainland [...]

By |2019-10-21T09:56:43+02:00October 11th, 2019|US Visa/Passport News|

EP and Council Agree to Increase Schengen Visa Fees

Third country nationals will soon need to pay a higher fee when applying for a Schengen Visa to the EU countries. The European Parliament and Council have voted pro a new EU Visa Code, which among others increases the fee for a Schengen visa application from €80 to €80. According to a press release of the European Parliament, the Parliament and Council negotiators supported the proposed changes, and now the new code will be passed to the [...]

By |2019-08-26T09:11:02+02:00January 31st, 2019|Schengen Visa News|

Pakistan Introduces New Revolutionary Visa Policy in a Bid to Attract Tourists

The citizens of 50 world countries will soon no longer need to apply for a regular visa to Pakistan. The country has updated its visa policy allowing the citizens of these countries to obtain visas-on-arrival. Electronic visas will also be available to 175 nationalities. On January 25, the Government of Pakistan announced through a tweet in its official Twitter account that they were introducing a "New Visa Policy" to encourage tourism in the country. The new revolutionary [...]

By |2019-08-19T15:05:21+02:00January 28th, 2019|Pakistan Visa/Passport News|