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Allegations of "Racket" at Maltese Embassy

Malta's Foreign Ministry has launched an internal inquiry over allegations of corruption at its consulate in Tripoli. According to a report from Times of Malta, extortionate fees were being demanded for granting urgent visas, with applicants being charged as much as €3,000 for a visa that should cost €70. The ministry said it had learned of these […]

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EU-Interpol Project on Libyan Border Security

Senior EU and INTERPOL officials have inaugurated the establishment of a real-time passport control capacity at Tripoli International Airport. The EU and INTERPOL, in partnership with the Libyan authorities, are launching a key stage of a €2.2 million project funded by the EU's Instrument for Stability aimed at making tangible improvements to Libyan border security […]

Egyptians Protest at Libyan Border

Residents of the western Egyptian cities of Salloum [Sollum] and Sidi Barrani blocked the main road to Libya to protest against new rules requiring Egyptians to apply for visas ahead of time. The road had just been re-opened on Tuesday following the decision by the Libyan government to close land borders for five days around […]

Libya Clamps Down on Immigrants, Visitors

Libya Herald reports that all foreign visitors to Libya will in future require visas. The decision by Interior Minister Ashour Shuwail will apply to visitors from Tunisia, Turkey and Jordan, who until now have not required visas to visit the country. The move is part of a wider clampdown on immigration, including a ruling that […]

Libya Lifts Ghaddafi-era Travel Bans

Libya has dropped all arrest warrants and travel bans imposed by the regime of Muamar Ghaddafi against the dictator's opponents, reports AFP. Interior Minister Ashour Shawyel took the decision in response to difficulties encountered by opponents of the former regime when travelling abroad on official missions. A large numbers of former dissidents hold senior positions […]


Malta Gets EU Funds to Strengthen Libya Presence

The Times of Malta reports that Malta has been given more than €1 million in EU funding to boost its diplomatic and consular presence in Libya. The country is to have three representative and consular offices in Libya. In addition to the head office in Tripoli and the more recent temporary office in Benghazi, opened […]

US Visa Services in Tripoli Resume 27th August

Non-immigrant visa services are scheduled to resume in Tripoli on 27th August. Non-immigrant visas are required for travelers who wish to visit, work, or study for a temporary period in the United States. The type of visa required depends on your purpose of travel. For additional information, please see the Department of State visa information […]

UK Visa Procedures will be Simplified “When Feasible”

The British government has said that it is prepared to simplify the visa process for Libyan citizens wishing to travel to the UK, when it is feasible. The statement from London made today to Libya Herald followed reports that Prime Minister Abdurrahim Al-Kib [Al-Keeb, Al-Keib] had reportedly approached the British Foreign Office, requesting simplification of […]