European business is increasingly concerned about the potential collapse of the region's 26-nation border-free zone under the pressure of a huge influx of migrants, with companies from automakers to logistics firms warning of serious losses.
The Dutch government has debated internally and with its allies a plan to introduce passport checks at the borders of several Western European countries in a bid to control an influx of migrants and refugees.
The idea of carving out a &
The UAE has the most powerful passport in the Mena region, which lets Emiratis travel to 113 countries visa-free, a report said, highlighting that it is the first Arab country to be granted a European visa waiver.
The Embassy of the Netherlands in Saudi Arabia has launched its visa application service in the kingdom, in collaboration with leading outsourcing and technology services specialist, VFS Global.
The new service at the Schengen visa appl
The UAE and the European Union (EU) have signed a reciprocal bilateral short-stay visa waiver agreement exempting the UAE citizens from Schengen visa.
The agreement makes the UAE the first Arab country to receive such a visa waive
UAE tourists will be able to fly to Schengen countries without a visa following a recent decision by the European Union, which will come into effect in the coming months.
A senior European diplomat confirmed that the internal process am
The Embassy of Sweden in Abu Dhabi has outsourced its visa application process to VFS Global, a global outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions and governments worldwide.
People who want to apply for Scheng
European embassies in Bahrain have doubled employees and extended working hours to ease the delays faced by Bahraini citizens applying for Schengen visas.
This emerged as Foreign Ministry's under-secretary Abdulla Abdullatif h
Bahraini travellers are being forced to change their holiday plans due to delays in obtaining Schengen visas, a report said.
Some travel agencies say around 30 per cent of people have had to push back their departure dates, while
Bahrain is considering introduction of new visa rules that mirror the policies of foreign countries when dealing with Bahraini visitors, said a top government official.
MPs yesterday voted unanimously in favour of the proposal, which would