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EU accepts Visa and Mastercard fees offer to end antitrust probe

EU accepts Visa and Mastercard fees offer to end antitrust probe

The European Union has accepted an offer by Visa and Mastercard to cut fees on payments made by tourists using cards issued outside the bloc to stave off fines and end an EU antitrust investigation.

UKVI and VFS Global offer special visa service packages for cricket world cup

UKVI and VFS Global offer special visa service packages for cricket world cup

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and VFS Global have partnered to introduce exclusive visa service packages for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

EU waives visas for Brits despite Gibraltar row

EU waives visas for Brits despite Gibraltar row

European Union lawmakers approved a law Wednesday that will allow Britons visa-free visits even after a ‘no deal’ Brexit, despite a furious dispute over the status of Gibraltar.

Japanese parliament approves a bill to reform the visa system for foreigners

Japanese parliament approves a bill to reform the visa system for foreigners

National Diet of Japan on Saturday passed a bill to reform the visa system to allow thousands of migrant workers to enter the country to tackle the country's labour shortage.

New on-arrival visa rules for Indians from Nov 11

New on-arrival visa rules for Indians from Nov 11

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has updated rules for Indian citizens looking to avail of Qatar's visa-free entry facility, introducing a set of new conditions.

Workers can complete RP process in home countries: MoI

Workers can complete RP process in home countries: MoI

The project covers procedures such as fingerprinting and biometric data processing, medical examination and the signing of work contracts for expatriates abroad, the MoI said.

Qatar most open country in Mideast for visas: UNWTO

Qatar most open country in Mideast for visas: UNWTO

The high ranking reflects a string of visa facilitation measures introduced by Qatar, including allowing nationals of some 88 countries to enter Qatar visa-free and free-of-charge.

Australian nun who angered Duterte wins stay in deportation

Australian nun who angered Duterte wins stay in deportation

Sister Patricia Fox, 71, was briefly detained in April after Duterte ordered her arrest, accusing her of political activism that violated the rules of her visa.

IATA urges governments to ease visa, travel restrictions

IATA urges governments to ease visa, travel restrictions

“The economic and social benefits of aviation can be spread only by removing onerous barriers to the free movement of people across borders,” said IATA’s director-general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac.

Qatar’s visa facilitation measures attracting more visitors

Qatar’s visa facilitation measures attracting more visitors

Qatar’s visa facilitation measures have attracted more foreign tourists to the country over the past 11 months of this year, according to Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).

Turkey resumes limited visa services in US after American move

Turkey resumes limited visa services in US after American move

The Turkish embassy in Washington on Monday said it was resuming visa services on a ‘limited basis’ in the United States after an almost month-long suspension in a diplomatic spat between the NATO allies.

Turkey may follow suit after US partially eases visa restrictions

Turkey may follow suit after US partially eases visa restrictions

Turkey may reciprocate a move by Washington and partially ease issuance of visas for US citizens after the US embassy said it had resumed visa processing on a limited basis, a Turkish government source said on Monday.