European Commission > ‘Entering the EU – Online Visa Application Process and Digital Visa’ Consultation

The European Commission is aiming to introduce a digital visa to replace the paper visa sticker currently used, and to enable those planning to travel to the EU to submit their visa application online.

The Commission has opened a consultation to obtain the views of citizens and stakeholders on the envisaged initiative, and on the impact of different policy options, as well as on the legal, economic and practical aspects of the possible digitalisation of the visa procedures.

The main stakeholders to be consulted:

  • Third country nationals, in particular those with experience of applying for a Schengen visa.

  • Stakeholders in the travel and tourism industry.

  • Wider public: citizens or NGOs with an interest in the initiative.

Feedback can be given through a questionnaire.

Deadline: 3 June 2021

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