Italy Replaces Consulate Official in Erbil over Visa-selling Probe

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ERBIL — Italy on Tuesday requested prosecutors to research visa irregularities by its consulate workplace in Erbil, Kurdistan Area.

In an announcement issued on Tuesday, Italian international ministry mentioned their investigations have discovered “irregularities” in granting no less than 150 Iraqi and Syrian passport holders with visas.

The probe discovered that individuals have been obliged to pay 10,000 euros as a substitute of 90 euros, for journey visas to the European Union’s Schengen Zone, in keeping with DW.

The Italian newspaper “Corriere della Sera” reported that visas had been granted to some individuals who had been refused the journey move from different European nations due to safety fears.

“It’s apparent that measures might be taken,” the international ministry mentioned after sacking the pinnacle of the visa part in Erbil.