In a groundbreaking move aimed at fortifying academic excellence, deepening cultural ties, and nurturing enduring friendships, France has declared its intention to host 30,000 Indian students by 2030. This visionary initiative, unveiled during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to…
Saudi Arabia has unveiled a game-changing opportunity for Indian travelers holding valid visas for the UK, US, or Schengen countries. In an exclusive interview with Times of India, the President of the Saudi Tourism Authority (Asia Pacific) shared insights into the new e-visa access.
The Swiss Embassy in New Delhi has come forward to clear up misunderstandings surrounding Schengen visa applications for Indian tour groups. Despite reports suggesting a suspension, the Embassy affirms that visa appointments are still being processed, with measures in place to expedite applications.
Tour operators are grappling with visa application setbacks as the Swiss embassy in New Delhi announces a suspension of group travel visa applications until September. This delay has significant implications for tour operators, whose lucrative group trips are put on hold.
The UK government has issued a foreboding warning to Caribbean nations, including St Lucia, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, and St Kitts and Nevis, demanding the abandonment of their controversial Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programs. Failure to comply may result in visa requirements for passport holders.
Planning a dream vacation to Europe? Avoid the disappointment of visa rejection or complications at border control by following these essential tips for a successful Schengen visa application. From choosing the right country to apply through to understanding transit visa requirements and post-travel reporting obligations, these insights will help you navigate the process smoothly.
UAE residents applying for visas through VFS Global have been warned about fraudulent agents claiming to be affiliated with the company. VFS Global asserts that it has not appointed any agents and will not take responsibility for any advice or fees paid to unauthorized parties. Visa applicants are urged to seek assistance exclusively from VFS Global's authorized staff.
In 2022, the Schengen visa application process proved to be an uphill battle for many travelers. With rejection rates on the rise, Algerian nationals faced the highest number of rejections at 179,409. Find out which countries made the list and delve into the statistics and trends shaping the Schengen visa landscape.
Kuwait and Italy have held official talks to discuss visa-free access for Kuwaiti nationals to the Schengen Zone. Both countries aim to enhance their collaborative relations while exploring new opportunities. Italy expresses its support for abolishing visa requirements and emphasizes ongoing efforts in the European Union.
A total of 76,352 individuals applied for Schengen visas in India in 2022, resulting in over €6.1 million in application fees. Mumbai Consulate recorded the highest expenses, with New Delhi and Bangalore Consulates following suit.