EU external border management gets an upgrade

The Entry-Exit System will replace some of the manual work executed by border guards while reducing the risk of counterfeit stamps. Smart borders facilitate the increase of passengers while regulating internal security.

Leading role for biometrics

Law enforcement agencies around the globe have been embracing the possibilities of biometric technology for a long time. The first fingerprint for criminal identification was taken in 1892 in Argentina. Nowadays, police forces are challenged to become more efficient. At the frontline, first responders need to rely on speed and accuracy.

The battle against crime

By making external borders EES compliant, the EU Member States will be able to identify any irregularities in migration much faster. A register of cross-border movements improves the battle against illegal border crossing, human trafficking and organized criminal activities.

Key objectives for EU Member States

Refusal of entry

EES wil register refusal of entry data of third-country nationals crossing the external borders of the Schengen States.

Maximum duration

Inform third-country nationals of the duration of their authorized stay.

Law enforcement

Support on the identification of suspects and victims.

From passports stamps to self-service terminals

The rapid growth of Third Country Nationals visiting the Schengen Area, requires a human approach. Collecting wanderlust passport stamps might disappear, the needs of travelers evolve over time. Shorter lines at immigration help reduce stress and make the journey from A to B more pleasant.

The interaction at the border is crucial for a seamless and safe experience. Modernizing this process by automating checks and introducing self-service terminals will speed up the increasing number of passengers crossing the border and make access to the Schengen Area more welcoming.