Short stay visa no longer required for travellers from UAE to Europe

Posted on 7th January, 2015

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On 6 May 2015, the European Union and the United Arab Emirates waived the visa requirements for United Arab Emirates nationals visiting the Schengen* countries within Europe. Nationals from the United Arab Emirates may now stay in all Schengen countries for up to 90 days within a 180 day period without a short-stay visa.

* The Schengen countries are 26 European countries that have abolished passport and immigration controls at their joint borders.


Further information

For further information or to discuss any of the issues raised, please email Wendy Terporten of Loyens & Loeff N.V. or speak to her on +31 10 224 64 34.

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