Worldwide Passport & Visa News and Updates

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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 [...]

2019-01-28T11:16:39+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Pakistan Visa/Passport News|

PM May Scraps £65 Fee for EU Nationals Seeking Post-Brexit Settled Status

Nationals of the European Union living in the United Kingdom will no longer need to pay to remain in the country post-Brexit. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to scrap the £65 fee that previously announced. According to her, the decision has been taken to remove the "financial barrier for any EU nationals who want to stay.” “I can confirm today that when we roll out the scheme in full on 30 March, the government [...]

2019-01-24T14:08:40+00:00 January 24th, 2019|UK Visa/Passport News|

Brazil May Abolish Visa Regime for US, Australia, Canada, Japan Visitors

Nationals of the United States, Australia, Canada and Japan may no longer need visitor visas to travel to Brazil. In a bid to increase the revenues allocated from foreign tourists to $18 billion, Brazil is looking forward to eliminating visa requirements for wealthy countries as the US, Canada, Australia and Japan. Brazil has a unique visa policy, applying visa reciprocity to every world country, even in terms of visa fees. The USA, Australia, Canada and Japan are [...]

2019-01-21T12:15:16+00:00 January 21st, 2019|Brazil Visa/Passport News|

Trump Assures H-1B Holders Certainty to Stay and Potential Path to US Citizenship

H-1B visa holders in the US may soon be able to apply for US citizenship. At least that is what the US President Donald Trump implied through a tweet. In a statement posted recently on Twitter, President Trump assured H-1B holders that the changes that are soon to be implied to the H-1B visa program would bring both, simplicity and certainty to their stay in the US. "H-1B holders in the United States can rest assured that [...]

2019-01-15T13:11:35+00:00 January 15th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

Canada Wants to Welcome More Than 1 Million New Immigrants in the Next Three Years

While many of the economically developed countries are comping up with anti-immigration policies, Canada has decided to welcome more than 1 million immigrants within the next 3 years. The Canadian minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen presented to the parliament the annual report on immigration.  Minister Hussen, who immigrated to Canada as a 16 years old, said that newcomers have always been welcomed in Canada. “Today, Canada faces new challenges such as an ageing population [...]

2019-01-14T09:21:12+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Canada Visa/Passport News|

EU Passports Amongst the Strongest in the World

The EU passports remain amongst the most powerful in the world, the latest update to the Henley passport index shows.  However, Asian passports are at the very top of the list. The Henley passport index is a list of world passports, which ranks passports from the most powerful to the weakest, based on how many other countries one can visit with that passport visa-free or with a visa-on-arrival/e-visa. The list is updated annually on a fixed date, [...]

2019-01-10T15:09:18+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Worldwide Passport & Visa News and Updates|

39 People With Fake EU Travel Documents Stopped at Albanian Airport Last Month

39 people were stopped last month at the Tirana International Airport (TIA) while attempting to fly to the Schengen states with falsified travel documents. The airport border police officers stopped 39 people with fake Italian, Greek, Romanian and Bulgarian counterfeit passports. They were all trying to travel to one of the Schengen zone countries, while their final destination was the United Kingdom. It is believed that these people picked the holiday season to travel, in the hope [...]

2019-01-10T14:59:44+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Worldwide Passport & Visa News and Updates|

Japanese Passport Remains World’s Most Powerful

The New Year has found Japan as the country with the strongest passport in the world. As of January 2019, Japanese passport holders can travel to more countries than the rest of world citizens, visa-free or with either an e-visa or a visa-on-arrival. According to Henley Passport Index, a list that ranks world passports, Japanese citizens can now travel to 190 world countries without the need to obtain a regular visa prior to their trip. The country [...]

2019-01-09T12:15:33+00:00 January 9th, 2019|Worldwide Passport & Visa News and Updates|

German Passport Holders Can Now Travel to Uzbekistan Visa-Free

Tourists from Germany can now enter Uzbekistan without the need to obtain a visa prior to their trip. On January 15, Germany moves to the Uzbekistan visa-exempt countries and thus joins several other world countries. Previously, the visa free regime for Germany was set to come into force on January 1, which was later postponed for two weeks. The move to open the doors to German passport holders to enter the country visa free was taken by [...]

2019-01-08T14:41:24+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Germany Visa/Passport News, Uzbekistan Visa/Passport News|

Ukraine to launch e-visa for 52 countries in January

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry announced that it will stop issuing visas to foreign citizens at international airports from January 1, 2019. Instead, the Ministry has introduced a new extended list of nationals eligible for an e-visa, who are required to apply at least ten days prior to their trip. The new Ukrainian e-visa will be issued for the following purposes of entry to Ukraine: business private tourism medical treatment cultural/scientific/educational/sports activities foreign mass media staff visits Eligible [...]

2018-12-24T16:02:53+00:00 December 24th, 2018|Ukraine Visa/ Passport News|