Austria will act on Slovakia's behalf by issuing Schengen visas in countries where Slovakia has no diplomatic mission or consulate, according to the draft of a treaty between the two countries approved by the Slovak Government on February 9, the TASR newswire wrote.
Initially, Austria will issue Schengen entry visas for travellers to Slovakia from its missions in Manila (the Philippines), Amman (Jordan) and Beirut (Lebanon). The treaty is based on the principle of unity in processing and issuing visas valid in all Schengen countries, according to TASR. The document contains a commitment by the contracting parties to protect private information.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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10. Feb 2009 at 10:00