Upgraded EU visa information database to increase security at external borders
Enhanced security checks across all databases
Long-stay visas or golden visas and residence permits to be included
The improvements to the Visa Information System (VIS), agreed on Wednesday by MEPs, would ensure a better EU response to security and migratory challenges.
The Visa Information System (VIS) is an EU database used by authorities to check non-EU nationals who need a visa to travel to the Schengen area. The reform would enable the system to better respond to evolving security and migratory challenges and improve the EU’s external border management.