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Key documents and legislation on VIS

Adopted legislation

07/07/2021 - Regulation (EU) 2021/1133of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2021 amending Regulations (EU) No 603/2013, (EU) 2016/794, (EU) 2018/1862, (EU) 2019/816 and (EU) 2019/818 as regards the establishment of the conditions for accessing other EU information systems for the purposes of the Visa Information System

07/07/2021 - Regulation (EU) 2021/1134of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2021 amending Regulations (EC) No 767/2008, (EC) No 810/2009, (EU) 2016/399, (EU) 2017/2226, (EU) 2018/1240, (EU) 2018/1860, (EU) 2018/1861, (EU) 2019/817 and (EU) 2019/1896 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Decisions 2004/512/EC and 2008/633/JHA, for the purpose of reforming the Visa Information System

05/11/2015 - Commission Implementing Decision of 05/11/2015 (C 2015 7463) determining the start date for the use of the Visa Information System (VIS) for the purpose of consultation between central visa authorities on visa applications and the date of repeal of Commission Decision 2009/377/EC

10/08/2015 - Commission Implementing Decision of 10.08.2015 (C 2015 5561) on the technical specifications for the VIS Mail Communication Mechanism for the purposes of Regulation (EC) No 767/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Decision 2009/377/EC and Commission Implementing Decision C(2012) 1301 (ANNEX)

06/09/2013 - Commission Implementing Decision of 06.09.2013 (C 2013 5573) amending the Annex to Commission Implementing Decision adopting the technical specifications for the VIS Mail Communication Mechanism for the purpose of Regulation (EC) No 767/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Visa Information System (VIS) and the exchange of data between Member States on short-stay visas (VIS Regulation)

29/02/2012 - Commission Implementing Decision of 29.2.2012 (C 2012 1301) adopting the technical specifications for the VIS Mail Communication Mechanism for the purposes of Regulation (EC) No 767/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Visa Information System (VIS) and the exchange of data between Member States on short-stay visas (VIS Regulation)

04/05/2010 - Commission Decision 2010/260/EU of 4 May 2010 on the Security Plan for the operation of the Visa Information System

30/11/2009 - Commission Decision 2009/876/EC of 30 November 2009 adopting technical implementing measures for entering the data and linking applications, for accessing the data, for amending, deleting and advance deleting of data and for keeping and accessing the records of data processing operations in the Visa Information System

09/10/2009 - Commission Decision 2009/756/EC of 9 October 2009 laying down specifications for the resolution and use of fingerprints for biometric identification and verification in the Visa Information System

13/09/2009 - Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) (consolidated version of February 2020)

05/05/2009 - Commission Decision 2009/377/EC of 5 May 2009 adopting implementing measures for the consultation mechanism and the other procedures referred to in Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 767/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Visa Information System (VIS) and the exchange of data between Member States on short-stay visas (VIS Regulation)

14/01/2009 - Regulation (EC) no. 81/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 January 2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 as regards the use of the Visa Information System (VIS) under the Schengen Borders Code

09/07/2008 - Regulation (EC) No 767/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 concerning the Visa Information System (VIS) and the exchange of data between Member States on short-stay visas (VIS Regulation) (consolidated version 2019)

23/06/2008 - Council Decision 2008/633/JHA of 23 June 2008 concerning access for consultation of the Visa Information System (VIS) by designated authorities of Member States and by Europol for the purposes of the prevention, detection and investigation of terrorist offences and of other serious criminal offences

17/06/2008 - Commission Decision 2008/602/EC of 17 June 2008 laying down the physical architecture and requirements of the national interfaces and of the communication infrastructure between the central VIS and the national interfaces for the development phase

03/11/2006 - Commission Decision 2006/752/EC of 3 November 2006 establishing the sites for the Visa Information System during the development phase

22/09/2006 - Commission Decision 2006/648/EC of 22 September 2006 laying down the technical specifications on the standards for biometric features related to the development of the Visa Information System

08/06/2004 - Council Decision 2004/512/EC of 8 June 2004 establishing the Visa Information System (VIS) (corrigendum)

Evaluation reports

Reports

11/07/2012 - Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council COM(2012) 376 final on the development of the Visa Information System (VIS) in 2011

14/06/2011 - Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the development of the Visa Information System (VIS) in 2010 (submitted pursuant to Article 6 of Council Decision 2004/512/EC) (COM(2011)346 final)

22/10/2010 - Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the development of the Visa Information System (VIS) in 2009 (submitted in response to the obligation under Article 6 of Council Decision 2004/512/EC) (COM(2010) 588 final)

15/09/2009 - Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the development of the Visa Information System (VIS) in 2008 (submitted in response to the obligation under Article 6 of Council Decision 2004/512/EC) (COM(2009) 473 final)

10/11/2008 - Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the development of the visa information system (VIS) in 2007 (submitted in response to the obligation under Article 6 of the Council Decision No. 2004/512/EC of 8 June 2004) (COM(2008) 714 final)

Communications

14/03/2018 - Communication from the Commission to the European parliament and the Council adapting the common visa policy to new challenges (COM(2018) 251 final)

20/07/2010 - Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Overview of information management in the area of freedom, security and justice (COM(2010) 385 final)

24/06/2009 - Communication from the Commission -Legislative package establishing an Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (COM(2009) 292 final)