Migration and Home Affairs

Public Consultation on lowering the fingerprinting age for children in the visa procedure from 12 years to 6 years

The European Commission has recently published a new public consultation that may be of your interest. This survey is part of a wider process of consultation of stakeholders, feeding into a study on the necessity and proportionality of lowering the fingerprinting age for children in the visa procedure as a way to respond to concerns of children going missing, child victims of trafficking, child abduction and irregular migration involving minors.

The stakeholders' consultation will be an essential part of an impact assessment on the review of the legal basis of the Visa Information System (VIS) planned for next year.

It is available here in all EU languages.

We encourage you to to contribute and further disseminate. The public consultation will be open until 9 November 2017.

Wednesday, 6 September, 2017