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Qatar offers visa-free entry to 80 countries

Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries with immediate effect, Qatari officials announced today. These countries include US, UK, Japan, Argentina, India, Malaysia and New Zealand. Citizens of t

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UAE cuts document request for govt services

The UAE Government Accelerators Team has completed eliminated the request of the four most common documents including passport, family book, Emirate ID, and residency details. The challenge idea is to eliminate the need for the mo

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Investment migration sees surge as borders tighten

The unsettling world climate has prompted an increased emphasis on physical safety and financial security, motivating high net worth individuals to explore investment migration programmes as a means of reducing their exposure to risk, said an in

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Visa backs new specs for QR code payments

Visa has announced its support of the new global QR code payment specifications from EMVCo, the global technical body that manages the EMV Specifications. The specifications cover consumer-presented and merchant-presented QR code

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Visa expands transaction processing in Singapore, UK

Visa, a global payments technology company, has expanded transaction processing capabilities in two state-of-the-art data centres in Singapore and the UK. The new global processing hubs will increase the speed, resilience and geo-

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Egypt to suspend visa-free entry for Qataris

Egypt has announced plans to withdraw its visa-free entry facility for Qatari nationals, said a report. The decision, which comes amid ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and four Arab nations, will come into effect on July 20

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US asks all countries to share more traveller data

The US authorities have asked all nations to provide extensive data to help them vet visa applicants and determine whether a traveller poses a terrorist threat, a

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Visa launches first Everywhere Initiative in Mena

Visa has announced that its Everywhere Initiative, an innovation programme designed to encourage the development of the “next big thing” in payments, will expand into the Mena region. Entrants in Visa’s first-eve

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Japan offers visa-free entry to UAE citizens

UAE citizens can now travel to Japan without a pre-entry visa, a senior official has confirmed. Ahmed Saeed Elham Al Dhaheri, assistant under-secretary for Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Coop

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New US visa questions ask for social media handles

Travellers hoping to visit the US soon will be asked to fill out a new questionnaire for the US Visa that asks for social media handles for the last five years and biographical information going back 15 years, said a report. The n

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