From September 14 to come into force new rules for Schengen visas to Russian citizens. Now in conjunction with a standard package of documents citizens need to submit biometric data, specifically fingerprints.
From 14 September the terrain of the Russian Federation begins his own work Visa information system (vis) of the European Union, providing for the introduction of additional procedures in obtaining a Schengen visa, informs TASS. Now, along with standard documents, the Russians must submit biometric data - fingerprints of all 10 fingers.
Innovation will not affect children who, at the time of application was about 12 years old, and even those who have physically impossible to remove the prints. Also from this procedure will be freed of the highest officials of the country and members of official government delegations.
For putting biometric data residents should directly apply to authorized visa application centres or to come according to unconfirmed entry to the Consulate. Frequently visiting the countries of Europe to the Russians to be fingerprinted will have time in 5 years. During this period when applying for the visa own stay of the applicant is no longer required. But if the office you are in doubt about the identity of the Complainant, it may strongly ask his appearance.
The price of Schengen visas the result of the innovations will not change and will be 35 euros. Experts believe that with the introduction of compulsory biometric data, the demand for European destinations among tourists will collapse. This will especially those Russian citizens who live far from consular offices and authorized visa application centres.