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SIS

 

As a member state of the Schengen Area, the Czech Republic utilizes the Schengen Information System (SIS).

The Schengen Information System (SIS) is a database shared by all Schengen Area States, containing information about sought after, missing or pursued persons and about stolen or missing vehicles and other objects (mainly identification documents, vehicle registration documents or license plates).

In the visa process, an entry in the SIS on the applicant can be a basis for visa refusal – based on Article 32 of Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 (Visa Code). 

Persons who have been denied entry in the Czech Republic / Schengen Area based on an entry in the SIS can request an explanation from the institution, which has made the entry. In the Czech Republic, it is the Police of the Czech Republic. The contact address is the Police Presidium (Policejní presidium), P.O.BOX 62/K-SOU, Strojnická 27, 170 89 Praha 7.

In accordance with the principles of protection of data, the Schengen Agreement recognizes certain rights pertaining to all individuals. These rights primarily include:

  • right to access to personal data about the applicant in the SIS database;
  • right to correction or deletion of faulty data about the applicant;
  • right to request domestic institutions for data protection to verify the personal data of the applicant in the SIS database, as well as verification how they are used;
  • right to launch a court or administrative proceedings regarding correction or deletion of faulty data or compensation.

 

Legal sources:

  • Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) 
  • Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on the establishment, operation and use of the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II)
  • The Schengen acquis – Agreement between the Governments of the States of the Benelux Economic Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the gradual abolition of checks at their common borders
  • The Schengen acquis – Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement of 14 June 1985 between the Governments of the States of the Benelux Economic Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the gradual abolition of checks at their common borders

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