Abu Dhabi -- The UAE will top Arab countries for visa-free travel and enter the top 40 internationally when formalities are completed for Emiratis to enjoy visa-free access to the Schengen states
, according to the travel restriction index.
Although the business hours of 0900 to 1700 Sunday to Thursday, will remain unchanged the new 45,000 square feet center will host the application services of 12 countries, including Schengen states
Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, Denmark, Malta and Austria, as well as the UK, Bulgaria, Cyprus, India and Singapore.
Until now, the Schengen states
included the Union member states minus Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK, as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.
Visa authorities in all Schengen states
will be able to consult the VIS data, for example when a previous applicant applies for a new visa.
Further, I believe the work of giving visas for the Schengen states
has been divided between France, Germany and Italy only for the sake of convenience.
The drummer has represented my country many times in America, Canada and the Schengen states
(in mainland Europe)."
"It also aims at promoting the Sultanate's unique cultural heritage, the pristine environment and terrain diversification that will allow tourists to experience the destination." The OMR5 visa allows Indian nationals with valid visas to the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan and the Schengen States
to avail of this service online at www.evisa.rop.gov.om, while other Indian nationals can apply for visas by paying the required OMR5, plus processing fees, to their tour operators.
The Caribbean countries' passports, for example, will allow roughly 140 countries to enter all Schengen states
, plus the UK, China, Russia, Singapore and other major countries.
According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan's Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the US, the UK, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and almost all Schengen states
would be accorded visas by immigration officials on arrival at any Pakistani airport.
Travellers from India, China and Russia, who reside in, or hold an entry visa to one of the following countries - United States of America, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Schengen states
- are now allowed to obtain non-sponsored tourist visa.
The VIS system went live, on schedule, in October 2011 and has since experienced increased usage by consulates in non-EU countries and external border crossing points of Schengen states