Modernising the EU's common visa policy

Modernising the EU’s common visa policy

Dear colleagues,

From 28 November 2017 until 2 February 2018 the European 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. The public consultation is available on

The aim is to gather the views and concerns of all interested citizens and organisations regarding the process of applying for Schengen visas (up to 90 days). The Commission is particularly interested in learning about the experience of travellers who have applied for a Schengen visa in the past five years. The received inputs 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).