|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 248, Pages 1-10|
|Content Type||Legislation, Policy-making|
Regulation (EU) 2021/1133 - formally adopted by the European Union on 7 July 2021 - introducing amendments to a number of Regulations as regards the establishment of the conditions for accessing other EU information systems for the purposes of the Visa Information System (VIS).
The Visa Information System (VIS) is a database to facilitating the short-stay visa procedure. It helps visa, border, asylum and migration authorities to check third-country nationals who need a short-stay visa to travel to the Schengen area. It connects member states' consulates around the world, as well as all external border crossing points.
This Regulation introduces amendments aimed at further strengthening the security of short-stay visa procedure, including long-stay visas and residence permits in the VIS database, and ensuring interoperability between this database and other relevant EU systems and databases.
The draft law was tabled by the European Commission on 16 May 2018 as part of wider reforms to the European Union's visa policy, as laid out in the Commission's 2018 Communication. Member State representatives adopted a general approach on behalf of the Council of the European Union on 19 December. The plenary of the European Parliament adopted a negotiating position in March 2019. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text concerning this file was generally reached on 8 December 2020. This was formally endorsed by the Council on 27 May 2021 and by the Parliament's plenary on 6 July. The Act was signed by the co-legislators on 7 July 2021 and published in the Official Journal on 13 July 2021.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Border Control | Management, Migration | Immigration, Visas|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|