News item | 07-03-2023 | 9:00 am
On Tuesday 7 March 2023, the renewed Schengen Information System (SIS) went live in all Schengen states. This is an EU information system that supports border controls and law enforcement cooperation in and between the Schengen countries. It contains information about wanted or missing persons or persons who are not allowed to enter or (are not allowed to) stay in the Schengen area. Objects are also included in this information system, such as cars, firearms, and identity documents that have been lost, stolen or used in a crime.
The SIS contains information about wanted/missing persons or persons who are not allowed to enter or (are not allowed to) stay in the Schengen area. For example, return decisions of citizens from outside the EU are visible throughout Europe via the Schengen Information System (SIS).
New is the possibility to register people preventively in SIS Recast. This can be used to protect children and vulnerable persons who must be prevented from leaving the country and who have a concrete risk of being or becoming a victim of sex-related violence, human trafficking/smuggling or (possible) kidnapping. A preventive alert can also be used to search for a person suspected of involvement in terrorist attacks or armed conflicts.
Objects are also registered in the SIS, such as cars, firearms and identity documents that have been lost, stolen or used in a crime.
Program Borders and Security
The introduction of the updated SIS was realized in the Netherlands by the police under the flag of the Borders and Security programme. In this programme, the Ministry of Justice and Security, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs work together with the Repatriation and Departure Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Justid, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, the National Police and the Public Prosecution Service. This program works on the timely and correct implementation of a number of European Regulations. The SIS Regulation is the first to be introduced.
More and more detailed information about the updated SIS
See also the website of the European Commission: Schengen Information System
More information about access can be found at: How do I know if I am an alert in the Schengen Information System (SISII)?