Communication on ‘Adapting the common visa policy to new challenges’

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Series Details (2018) 251 final (14.03.18)
Publication Date 14/03/2018
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The Communication presents the main aspects of a proposal put forward in parallel which amends the Visa Code and sets out objectives addressed in the amendments to the Visa Information System (VIS), published at a later stage.

+ Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) [COM(2018)252]

The Communication also looks ahead by examining how to ensure better synergies between EU visa policy and EU external relations and by launching a debate on the digitalisation of visa processing.

The European Commission published on 14 March 2018 a Communication on the way for the European Union's visa policy.

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EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)77 - Impact Assessment
EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)78 - Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment
European Commission: Adapting the common EU visa policy to new challenges [Q&A]
European Commission: Press Release, 14.03.18: EU Visa Policy: Commission puts forward proposals to make it stronger, more efficient and more secure
European Commission: Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos on the reform of the EU visa policy, progress made on migration and the Facility for Refugees in Turkey

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