The European Parliament has backed proposals to set up the European Visa Information System (VIS), which is destined to become the world’s largest biometric database and should prevent the phenomenon known as ‘visa shopping’.
The project, which has been on the drawing block for some years, had been waiting for the legal go ahead, having already signed up the key players to take the project forward.
The agreement of the text was opposed by some, who claimed that the system is a threat to citizen privacy. Meanwhile, the Conservatives called for
More than a hundred countries’ citizens are required to have a visa issued by a
The regulation states that each visa application file will be stored in the