Frequently Asked Questions
What does visa liberalization mean?
Visa liberalization means free movement in the Schengen area. Visa liberalization enables visa free travel only up to 90 days (every six months). Visa liberalization allows only free travelling, and not any work permit or other benefit.
Where can I travel after visa liberalization?
States in which you can travel without visas are the European Union countries, such as: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal , Cyprus, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden. Kosovo citizens visa-free travel in Iceland, Norway and Switzerland and Liechtenstein. For more information click here.
How long can I stay in the EU after visa liberalization?
Visa liberalization enables a visa free travel only up to 90 days (every six months). Visa liberalization allows only free travelling, and not any work permit or other benefit.
What documents do I need?
Required documents are: Biometric passport, statement of purpose of travel and presenting to the border control officers the documents justifying the purpose and conditions of stay. For further information, click here.
What is illegal migration?
Illegal migration is the movement that takes place outside the regulatory norms of the sending, transit and destination countries.
Who is illegal migrant?
Illegal migrant is a person who owing to illegal entry or the expiry of the visa, has no legal status in a transit or host country. Otherwise illegal migrant can be called smuggling, illegal, or undocumented migrants or irregular migrant.
What is readmission?
Readmission is when a person looses or has no legal basis to stay in a foreign country and must be returned to his / her country of origin. A person does loose or does not have the legal basis to stay in a foreign country if his/her visa expires and is not extended, if his/her request for asylum is rejected, if he or she has entered a country illegally or whose residence permit is canceled.
What is the Action Plan for implementation of the roadmap for visa liberalization?
Action plan for the implementation of the roadmap for visa liberalization comprehensively addresses the criteria for Visa Liberalization Roadmap as well as recommendations of the first evaluation report of the European Union on the implementation of the Roadmap. The Plan includes activities of all local institutions responsible for implementing the criteria and recommendations. Click here to download VLAP.
Does visa liberalization mean I can get a job abroad?
Under no circumstances visa liberalization implies that there will be job opportunities or may develop other economic activities in the Schengen area.
Can I study there?
If you want to study in one of the Schengen countries, then you must have a visa that allows your stay longer than 90 days. For this, you should contact the embassy of the country you plan to study.
If you want to attend trainings, short-term courses that do not require a stay of more than 90 days, then you can benefit from the visa liberalization process and you will not need to obtain an additional visa.
Can I use visa liberalization for residence permit?
The permitted 90-day stay in the Schengen area does not imply that you may apply for a residence permit in any of states of the Schengen area.
What are the consequences in case of eventual violations?
In case of possible violations and abuse of visa liberalization, the personal consequences include: imposing fines, official record in your file in which is noted the ban on the entry of the Schengen area in the future. This ban usually applies for the next 3 to 5 years. Moreover, if there are a noticeable number of abuses with the right of visa-free travel, then the European Union may suspend the visa liberalization for the respective country. – See more at: https://mei-ks.net/en/frequently-asked-questions#sthash.vsBwb1DA.dpuf