IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Start of operation of the Visa Information System (VIS) in the South Asia (Region 20)

On 2nd November 2015, the Visa Information System (VIS) started operations in the so-called "20th region", comprising all South Asian countries – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives.

The VIS is a central database which supports the exchange of data on short-stay visas between Schengen States, in particular between consulates, central visa authorities and border guards.

It is a key element of the EU common visa policy and provides Schengen States with a modern and efficient visa application system and represents a major step forward to enhance legitimate mobility and increase security of Pakistani citizens when they travel to the EU.

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Dernière modification : 05/11/2015

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