A new visa information system (VIS) for visa applications to the Schengen countries is introduced in Azerbaijan
Last updated: 19.06.2015 //
A new visa information system starting from 23 June.
A new visa information system (VIS) for visa applications to the Schengen countries is introduced in Azerbaijan and other Eastern partnership countries on 23 June. The new system makes the issuance and checks of visas simpler (especially for frequent travelers), fights abuse and enhances security in several ways. In practice, fingerprints and a digital photograph are collected from all applicants.
VIS has already been implemented for a number of non-EU countries. Please follow these links to EU sites that can tell you more about the system and answer your questions on how your data is protected etc.:
The EU Delegation to Azerbaijan: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/azerbaijan/press_corner/all_news/news/2015/20150618_schengen_visa_information_system_en.htm
EU Migration and Home Affairs: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/visa-information-system/index_en.htm