Questions tagged [visa]

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Why is visa-free travel such a big deal in politics?

There is currently a motion within the European Parliament to allow visa-free travel for Ukrainians. However for some reason I don't understand why it's such a big improvement - most Ukrainians who ...
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Why do the Federated States of Micronesia allow all nationalities in without a visa?

Many countries have relatively open visa policies, but the FSM allow residents of every country in the world to enter without a visa, visa on arrival, or any other form of authorization. Even ...
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Why doesn't time spent on a Student or Youth Mobility Scheme visa count towards the required 5 years of continuous residence?

Time spent on a Student or Youth Mobility Scheme visa doesn't count towards the required 5 years of continuous residence for settlement in the UK. What's the policy reason? I note that non-UK students ...