Visas, Mobility & Migration

Public Consultation on Smart Border Package

In the European Agenda on Security and the European Agenda on Migration, the Commission announced its intention to present new legislative proposals on a future EU 'Smart Borders' system by early 2016. These proposals will affect Third Countries National travelling to the Schengen zone.

In this context, a public consultation was launched on 29/07/2015 to give an opportunity to a variety of stakeholders to contribute to this process of developing the revised proposal. The consultation period will end on 29/10/2015.

Detailed information concerning the Smart Border Package and the consultation as well as the link to the questionnaire are available on DG HOME website (http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-is-new/public-consultation/2015/consulting_0030_en.htm ). For additional information on the "Smart Borders Package", you can consult the background document

The border-free Schengen Area guarantees free movement to more than 450 million EU citizens, as well as to many non-EU nationals, businessmen, tourists or other persons legally present on the EU territory. Free movement of persons is a fundamental right guaranteed by the EU to its citizens. Schengen cooperation enhances this freedom by enabling EU citizens and non-EU nationals to cross internal borders without border checks.

In this section, you will find relevant information concerning Schengen Area and Visas, EU & Turkey's Dialogue on Visas, Mobility and Migration as well as useful information EU's Migration and Asylum Policy.


The Schengen Area

How to get a Schengen Visa?

EU & Turkey Dialogue on Visas, Mobility & Migration

Migration & Asylum

Key Links

European Commission Directorate-General Home Affairs – visa policy
Links to the Web Sites of the Member States of the Schengen Area
Supporting Documents for Schengen Visa Applications to be submitted by applicants
Frequently Asked Questions
Visa Code in the Official Journal of the European Union
Press Release: Commission Decision