Entry/Exit System: EU’s External Borders will Become Biometric
As part of the Smart Borders Initiative, the European Parliament has decided to introduce the common biometric Entry/Exit System (EES) to register all travelers from third countries.
Therefore, from 2022 onwards, nationals of non-EU countries – so called “Third Country Nationals”, or TCN for short, will have to register with four fingerprints and a facial image when entering Schengen countries through land, sea and air borders. The biometric data will be stored in the EES together with the identity data and other information taken from the travel document. Each data record resembles an electronic stamp (thus replacing the previous manual stamping procedure) and will be used to calculate the legitimate duration of stay within the Schengen area. Once the EES is introduced, it will become much easier to verify whether the permitted duration of a short stay (maximum of 90 days within a 180- day period) is exceeded.
As a result, it is necessary to create an infrastructure that flexibly adapts to the changing requirements and thus compensates the additional efforts involved. The implementation of such systems is quite a challenge.
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