MOFA of Taiwan reminds changes in Schengen visa norms

December 20, 2014
Taiwan MOFA notes modification in Schengen visa norms

The director of Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zhang Ming-zhong advised tourists of all overseas nations on short period stay Schengen region visa norms modifications that are going to get implemented from the coming months. Norms that are going to implement are amassing of finger prints of applicants as a part of VIS (visa information system) and no ten digit fingerprints required for children less than 12 years and for individuals who are not physically good. 

The foreign minister further noted that Taiwan tourists moving to Europe are not required to meet any of the advanced requirements, as they take pleasure in the free entry to European countries for sightseeing, short term higher education and for business.

Zhang Ming-zhong also stated that individuals applying for short stay in Schengen region for employment must also give their fingerprints. 

Visa Information System is aiming to improve and strengthen external border administration in 25 Schengen affiliate states. With the help of principle IT system and communication framework, all the associate nations can swap the data of the visa. For verification and identification purpose, the countries can make use of biometric for amassing of finger prints.

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