Details of Treaty No.031

European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees
Title European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees
Reference ETS No.031
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 20/04/1959  - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by non-member States party either to the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees of 28/7/1951 or to the Agreement of 15/10/1946
Entry into Force 04/09/1960  - 3 Ratifications.

The Agreement aims to facilitate travel for refugees residing in territory of Parties. To this end, it provides that refugees may enter without visas on the territory of all Parties for a maximum of 3 months, but does not apply to persons in paid employment. It sets out also that the refugees shall be re-admitted at any time to the territory of the Party by whose authorities a travel document was issued, at the simple request of the other Party.

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