Introduction of Biometrics for EU Visas

Today the Regulation (EC) No 390/2009 amending the Common Consular Instructions on visas for diplomatic missions and consular posts in relation to the introduction of biometrics including provisions on the organisation of the reception and processing of visa applications is published in the Official Journal.

The following biometrics will be collect3ed during the visa application procedure:

— a photograph, scanned or taken at the time of application, and

— 10 fingerprints taken flat and digitally collected.

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