New Delhi [India], Mar 14 ( ANI ): Last year Oman relaxed its visa rules to attract more tourists by granting Visa on arrival (unsponsored tourist visa) for the Citizens of India, China and Russia who reside in or who hold an entry visa to one of these countries - United States of America, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and Schengen States
to enter the Sultanate of Oman.
Secondly, there is significant strain on the asylum services of the five concerned Schengen States
following the number of asylum applications received and still incoming.
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).
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
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.
Furthermore, the large number of asylum requests made over the past year, along with the applications still being received, have put a significant strain on national administrations and services in the five Schengen States
to which the Recommendation is addressed.
This new requirement is part of the efforts to link the diplomatic missions of Schengen states
with the Visa Information System (VIS) introduced by the European Commission," an official of the Italy Embassy in Muscat said.
Tsvetanov stressed yet again that Bulgaria had fulfilled all Schengen requirements and was effectively guarding the EU's external borders better than some Schengen States