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Stories with subject: Passports and visas
  • Foreign investors in fizzled development at wit's end story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 12:54 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Foreigners who had been banking on their investments in a biomedical research facility and a hotel and rental cottage project in northern Vermont to get green cards are scrambling to find a backup now that the project's developers are accused of misusing hundreds of millions of dollars of investors' money in what investigators called a "massive eight-year fraud scheme."

  • EU moves on visa offer to win Turkey's help with migrants story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 1:11 pm

    BRUSSELS - The European Union pressed ahead Wednesday with efforts to persuade Turkey to stop asylum seekers from reaching Europe and take back thousands more by offering Turkish citizens the prospect of visa-free travel within the bloc.

  • EU says permanent border checks would cost billions annually 
    Updated: May-03-16 10:18 am

    BRUSSELS - The European Commission estimates that a permanent reintroduction of border checks in Europe's passport-free travel area could cost up to 18 billion euros ($20.7 billion) a year.

  • AP Interview: Saudi prince unveils plans to welcome tourists story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:32 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia has plans to issue select visas to welcome tens of thousands of tourists a year as part of a sweeping national reform plan aimed at showcasing the country's rich heritage, including pre-Islamic sites, and encouraging Saudis to spend some of their tourist money at home.

  • India revokes visa for Germany-based Uighur activist 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 5:42 am

    NEW DELHI - India has revoked a tourist visa given to a Germany-based ethnic Uighur activist to attend an upcoming conference at the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile in northern India, an official said Monday.

  • EU executive pushing for visa liberalization for Ukrainians 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 7:48 am

    BRUSSELS - The European Union's executive wants to grant Ukraine citizens visa-free travel for up to 90 days in the 28-nation bloc, rewarding the east European nation for judicial and security reform.

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Republicans want answers on visit to Iran story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 6:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - Stop us if you've heard this one. Three guys walk into ... the Iranian Interests Section in Washington.

  • State's criminal EB-5 case rests on little-used charge 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 5:24 pm

    PIERRE, South Dakota - The high-profile financial misconduct case against the man who once ran South Dakota's investment-for-visa program relies on a little-used felony charge that has been filed in much simpler cases, such as the shooting of a truck with a rifle and the auctioning of a Volvo loader.

  • Judge rejects request to block passport marker law 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 3:11 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge declined Wednesday to immediately block a law that requires a marker to be placed in the passports of people convicted of sex offenses against children.

  • EU to weigh visa measures against US, Canada, Brunei 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 1:08 pm

    BRUSSELS - European Union nations and lawmakers are to weigh whether to take retaliatory action over the failure of the U.S., Canada and Brunei to waive visa requirements for citizens of all 28 EU member states.

  • Help wanted: Seasonal restaurants struggle with visa delays 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 9:22 am

    ORLEANS, Massachusetts - Putting in 15-hour days as cook and cleaner is not what Don Berig expected to be doing at this point in his life, but he and his wife, Marylou, are on the front lines at the Lobster Claw until the restaurant's seasonal workforce arrives.

  • EU to discuss requiring visas for Americans, Canadians 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 4:47 am

    BRUSSELS - The European Union's executive plans to discuss instituting mandatory visa requirements for American and Canadian visitors because the U.S. and Canada maintain similar restrictions on some EU nationals.