European ” Community code on short-stay visas”

As stated by the EU Press Room, “The European Commission has adopted today a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Community Code on Visas.This proposal incorporates all legal instruments governing decisions in relation to the conditions and procedures for issuing visas into one Code on Visas. This contributes to enhance transparency and to clarify the existing rules, increases the harmonisation of procedures and strengthens legal certainty and procedural guarantees.The proposal is part of the objectives of the Hague programme to facilitating legitimate travel and to tackle illegal immigration through further harmonisation of national legislation and handling practices at local consular missions.”This Press Release is available in full text.

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