France overtakes Germany as the World’s Best Nationality

WVN – France has overtaken Germany as the best nationality in the world, according to the third edition of the recently launched Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI). The French nationality earned a score of 81.7 percent out of a possible 100 percent on this year’s Index, fractionally ahead of Germany, which held the […]

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German Embassy Opens Visa Application Centre in Bahrain in Partnership With VFS Global

WVN – H.E. Mr. Alfred Simms-Protz, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bahrain today inaugurated a new Visa Application Centre in Manama, which will be operated by VFS Global, a leading outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions worldwide. In a joint statement, the German Embassy of Bahrain and VFS Global […]

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Germany opens Visa Application Centre in tie-up with VFS Global

Image of The Reichstag, seat of the lower house of Parliament in Germany, used for representation – Reuters WVN – (The Peninsula) – Doha: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany inaugurated its new Visa Application Centre in Qatar which will be operated by VFS Global, a leading outsourcing and technology services specialist for […]

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Germany privatizes visa application services

WVN – German consulates are contracting out more and more visa application services, the Foreign Ministry has confirmed. Critics fear that the practice could increase the risk of data leaks — and the temptation to corruption. The German government is increasingly outsourcing its consular visa services to companies that have access to private information, the […]

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Steer clear Turkey, Germany warns citizens

WVN – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, on Friday, has warned his nation’s holidaymakers to steer clear of Turkey amid deterioration in relations between Ankara and Berlin. “You cannot at the moment do this with a clear conscience. Gabriel said, “as a country we cannot tell people what to do’’ but warned about the risks […]

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Germany set to deport 12,000 Nigerian asylum seekers

WVN – German government has concluded plans to deport 12,000 Nigerians who are seeking asylum in the country. The 171 Nigerians returnees from Libya on touch-down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos yesterday. Photos by Lamidi Bamidele. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on diaspora affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa hinted that the German embassy in […]

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