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Schengen Information System (SIS II) goes live

09/04/2013

Today, the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) enters into operation.

SIS II will continue to play a crucial role in facilitating the free movement of people within the Schengen area. It is replacing the current system, which has been in operation since the mid -1990's, with a more up-to date system offering additional functionalities.

The system II allows for easy information exchanges between national border control, customs and police authorities, and ensures that crossing borders can take place in a safe environment.

For more information:

  • IP/13/309: Schengen Information System (SIS II) goes live
  • MEMO/13/309: Questions and Answers: Schengen Information System (SIS II)

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