Visa Policy

This section presents a collection of norms affecting the procedures for applying, granting, and revoking authorisations for legally entering a country other than the citizen’s own country. Depending on the country, these procedures may be related to short-stay and immigration visas. Visa facilitation agreements and decisions on visa impositions are also covered.

Here you will find standardised information about policy changes in this field over time. It is important to note, however, that our focus is on more far-reaching reforms. Information on smaller policy modifications may not be found in this collection.

The data for this section were generously provided by the Collaborative SSH-FP7 project Temporary versus Permanent Migration - TEMPER (

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