About this consultation

24 November 2017 - 2 February 2018
Policy areas
Borders and security, Migration and asylum

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

Individuals: Tell us about your experience by replying to the online questionnaire.

Organisations: Send written contributions on any issue linked to the implementation of the Visa Code through the online questionnaire. Organisations are also invited to encourage individual members to reply to the questionnaire.

Both individuals and organisations can submit their reply in any of the 24 official EU languages. As there may be delays in translating replies submitted in some languages, contributions in English are welcome, as they will help to process the survey more swiftly.

You may pause at any time and continue later. Once you have submitted your answers, you can download a copy of your completed responses.

View the questionnaire

Additional information

Visa policy

Visa Code

Consultation outcome

Once the consultation period is over, the European Commission will prepare a report summarising the responses. The results will be taken into account when preparing future Commission proposals in the area of visa policy.

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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