Renewed Schengen Information System live
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 Schengen countries. It contains information on wanted or missing persons or persons who are not authorised to enter or reside in the Schengen area. This information system also includes property such as cars, firearms, and identity documents which have been reported lost, stolen or used in a crime.
The SIS contains information on wanted/missing persons or persons who are not authorised to enter or reside in the Schengen area. This includes re-entry decisions of non-EU citizens becoming visible across Europe via the Schengen Information System (SIS).
A new feature includes the possibility of preventively registering persons in SIS Recast. This can be used to protect children and vulnerable persons who need to be kept from leaving the country and for whom there is a concrete risk of being or becoming victims of sex-related violence, human trafficking/smuggling or (potential) abduction.
Property such as cars, firearms, and identity documents which have been reported lost, stolen or used in a crime are also registered in SIS.
Borders and Security programme
The introduction of the renewed SIS was realised in the Netherlands by the police under the banner of the Borders and Security programme. Within this programme, the Ministry of Justice and Security, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs collaborate with the Repatriation and Departure Service, Immigration and Naturalisation Service, Justid, the Dutch Royal Military Police, the National Police and the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service. This programme is working on the prompt and correct implementation of several European Regulations. The SIS regulation is the first to be implemented.
Additional and more extensive information on the renewed SIS
See also the European Commission website: Schengen Information System
More information concerning access can be found at: How do I know if I have been signalled in the Schengen Information System (SISII)?