Passports and visas

October 30, 2018 - 9:35 am
LONDON (AP) — The head of Europe's largest airport is urging the British government to quickly implement plans allowing more overseas passengers, including Americans, to use the shorter e-passport gates. Under the plan outlined by Treasury chief Philip Hammond in his budget Monday, air passengers...
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In this photo taken Sept. 29, 2018, and released on Oct. 18, 2018, by Omar Bekali, Bekali, center, poses with his family in an airport after being reunited with his wife and son on September 19, 2018, in Istanbul, Turkey. Bekali, an outspoken former detainee of China's internment camps for Muslims, says his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal. (Omir Bekali via AP)
October 18, 2018 - 7:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims said Thursday his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal. Kazakh national Omir Bekali was asked to travel to Washington in...
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In this video grab provided by the RT channel , Ruslan Boshirov, left, and Alexander Petrov attend their first public appearance in an interview with the Kremlin-funded RT channel in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. The two Russian men charged in Britain with poisoning a former Russian spy with a deadly nerve agent appeared on Russian television on Thursday, saying they visited the suspected crime scene as tourists. (RT channel video via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 3:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is ready to consider a request by British investigators to come and interrogate the two men accused of poisoning a former spy, the Kremlin said Friday. Britain charged Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov last week with trying to kill double agent Sergei Skripal and his...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo, Chelsea Manning addresses participants at an anti-fracking rally in Baltimore. Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 30, 2018 - 2:44 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, her event organizer said on Thursday. Think Inc. said it had received on Wednesday a notice of intention from the government to deny...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo, Chelsea Manning addresses participants at an anti-fracking rally in Baltimore. Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 29, 2018 - 11:36 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, her tour organizer said on Thursday. Think Inc. said it had received a notice of intention from the government to deny Manning entry...
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August 23, 2018 - 11:23 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Beijing said Friday it was "deeply concerned" about Chinese government restrictions on foreign and domestic journalists after authorities refused to issue a new visa for an American correspondent for BuzzFeed News. Reporter Megha Rajagopalan was compelled to leave...
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August 22, 2018 - 9:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Complex and inflexible U.K. visa rules are deterring international artists from coming to Britain and robbing U.K. audiences of the chance to see global talent, leaders of several major arts festivals said Wednesday. This summer the WOMAD world music festival and the Edinburgh...
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August 22, 2018 - 8:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Leaders of several major arts festivals say complex and inflexible visa rules are deterring international artists from coming to Britain. This summer the WOMAD world music festival and the Edinburgh International Book Festival have both complained that several invited performers have...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 25, 2018, file photo, Australian Roman Catholic nun Sr. Patricia Fox, center, is greeted by fellow nuns as she arrives to file her at the Justice Department shortly after filing a petition seeking to review a Bureau of Immigration order revoking her missionary visa in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine immigration bureau has ordered the deportation of Sr. Patricia Fox who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies but her lawyers call the move "persecution" and say they'll appeal. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
July 19, 2018 - 9:53 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine immigration bureau on Thursday ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies, but her lawyers called the move "persecution" and said they would appeal. The Bureau of Immigration also wants to...
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Syrian refugee Mahmoud Mansour, sitting with his daughters Sahar, 5, and Ruba, 11, holds documents for his U.S. resettlement application at his rented apartment in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Mansour who had been tapped for possible resettlement to the United States says his hopes have been crushed for good by the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a Trump administration travel ban for Syria and four other Muslim-majority countries. (AP Photo/Omar Akour)
June 27, 2018 - 6:10 pm
The seven nations under the Trump administration's travel ban — upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — include five majority Muslim countries, prompting dissenting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to assert that the entry restrictions were motivated by "animus toward the Muslim faith." The administration cites...
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