With the exception of Belgium (2 months), all bilateral agreements between New Zealand and the EU allow for stays of up to 90 days and, in most cases, all passports are accepted. „There is a visa-free agreement between Germany and Australia that allows Australians to spend up to three months in Germany, without reference to time spent in other Schengen countries… The agreement is a special agreement between Germany and Australia and is aimed at Australians who travel through the Schengen states and wish to stay an additional 90 days in Germany. While the Schengen visa policy applies to the whole region, bilateral visa-free agreements are concluded between certain third countries and the various EU Member States. The length of stay and other conditions vary depending on the nationality of the visitor, his destination and the type of passport they have. Here are some of the reciprocal agreements currently in force between EU and non-European countries, as follows. In the 1950s, Australia signed bilateral visa-free agreements with a number of European countries. At several points, the list included Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Some of these countries have since revoked these agreements and the agreement with France came later, but most of these agreements still exist and apply despite the restrictions that apply to Aussie travellers under the Schengen agreement.
The AIS European Training Centre (AIS ETC) in Gavirate Italy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Italian authorities on behalf of the Minister of Sport. This agreement will allow those who work and train the ETSA etc. to obtain visas for an extended stay of more than 90 days, up to a maximum of 365 days. As a general rule, a visa allows you to enter the country, but must then be converted into a „residence permit“ that will allow you to stay longer than the 90 days (up to 365 days). Only persons established in Italy with an address domiciled in or near the AIS ETC are entitled to this „authorization“. The successful granting of the authorisation will allow the holder to travel freely for one year for training and competition in the EU Schengen area. It is important to note that obtaining a visa through our agreement with Italy is not the gateway to the EU`s Schengen area. People who train at a European club and do not use the AIS ETC as their main base must organise the long-term visa through that club or in the country where they will be located. Like Japan, Canada is a strategic partner of the European Union. There are 14 visa waiver agreements between 60 and 90 days between Canada and Schengen or the associated Schengen countries. The definition of a bilateral agreement is only a mutually beneficial agreement between two parties, in which each promises to respect its commitments.