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Deadline: 17/06/2013


Improving procedures for obtaining short-stay ‘Schengen’ visas

Policy field(s)

Home Affairs; Visa Policy

Target group(s)

The consultation was addressed to the broadest public possible, with a view to collecting views and input from all stakeholders: individuals, interest groups, advocacy groups and professional organisations.

Period of consultation

From 25 March to 17 June 2013

Objective of the consultation

The aim of the consultation was to collect opinions on how to have more effective rules on family reunification at EU level and to provide factual information and data on the application of the Directive.

The consultation was divided into two parts: individuals were asked to reply to a questionnaire covering different aspects of the visa application procedure. Organisations were invited to send written contributions on the issues covered in the questionnaire or on any other issues linked to the implementation of the Visa Code.

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  • Consultation text pdf - 185 KB [185 KB] español (es) français (fr) português (pt) Türkçe (tr) ‫العربية ‪(ar) 中文 (zh) русский язык (ru)

Results of consultation

Contributions from NGOs and interest groups

Contact details

Responsible service: Directorate-General for Home Affairs Unit C2 – VISA


Postal address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Home Affairs

Unit C2 – VISA

B - 1049 Brussels

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