About this consultation

Consultation period
24 November 2017 - 2 February 2018
Borders and security, Migration and asylum

Consultation outcome

The results of this public consultation were taken into account when developing proposals in the area of visa policy. A summary report is available in the impact assessment accompanying the proposal to revise the Visa Code (see Annex 2).

The responses received are available below. Some personal data has been removed from the responses received and some answers have been anonymised at the request of the respondent.

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A number of respondents also submitted background papers.

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The text of the questionnaire is available below for information.

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Target group

The Commission would like to gather the views of the main ‘users’ of the common visa policy: individuals, interest groups, advocacy groups, think tanks and professional organisations. We want to hear from as broad a range of users as possible, as it is important to get views and input from all stakeholders. We're particularly interested in learning about the experience of travellers who have applied for a Schengen visa in the past 5 years.

Objective of the consultation

The aim of the public consultation is to gather the views and concerns of all interested citizens and organisations regarding the process of applying for Schengen visas. Your input will help the Commission develop proposals for better balancing improved migration, security and border management with the benefits of facilitated visa and visa-free travel (e.g. trade, tourism, people-to-people contacts).

How to submit your response

This consultation is now closed.

Additional information

Visa policy

Visa Code

Legal Notice

Contributions received will be published on the Internet. It is important that you read the privacy statement for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

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