The Visa Information System
The Visa Information System enables the Schengen States to exchange visa data by means of a system which connects the consulates of the Schengen States located outside the European Union and the external border crossing points of all Schengen States.
The Visa Information System (VIS)
The Visa Information System processes data relating to applications for visas for the purpose of visiting or crossing the Schengen area. The Visa Information System enables border authorities to verify, using biometric data, whether the visa applicant is its legal holder and to identify persons who do not have documents or hold forged documents.
Only data on the applicant, his/her visas, photographs, fingerprints, links to other applications and visa application documents of accompanying persons may be registered in the Visa Information System.
REGULATION (EC) No 767/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 July 2008
concerning the Visa Information System (VIS) and the exchange of data between Member States on short-stay visas (VIS Regulation)
COUNCIL DECISION 2008/633/JHA of 23 June 2008
concerning access for consultation of the Visa Information System (VIS) by designated authorities of Member States and by Europol for the purposes of the prevention, detection and vestigation of terrorist offences and of other serious criminal offences
Access to the Personal Data Processed
Access to the Visa Information System for the purpose of recording, amending or erasing data is limited to the visa authorities of the Member States and access to the data shall be granted to visa issuing authorities and authorities competent for carrying out checks at external border crossing points, immigration checks and competence in the field of asylum. Under certain conditions, national competent police authorities and Europol may request access to data recorded in the Visa Information System for the purposes of the prevention, detection and investigation of criminal and terrorist offences.
Personal Data Protection in the Visa Information System
All data subjects have the right to receive information about the processing of their personal data in the Lithuanian National Visa Information System and may submit to the data controller a request for access to their personal data, rectification of incorrect and deletion unlawfully processed personal data. In order to exercise these rights, the data subject shall have the right to apply to the data controller of the National Visa Information System, the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, at the following address: Šventaragio str. 2, Vilnius, e-mail: .
- Request for access to your personal data processed in the Visa Information System (VIS)
- Request for correction or deletion of your personal data processed in the Visa Information System (VIS)
National Supervisory Authority
The State Data Protection Inspectorate supervises the processing of personal data by national authorities in the Lithuanian National Visa Information System, as well as the transmission of such data to the central unit.
For more information, contact the State Data Protection Inspectorate:
L. Sapiegos str. 17
LT-10312 Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone: + 370 5 271 2804
EPM is the online Visa Application Form of the Republic of Lithuania which is designed to complete and submit the Application for a Schengen or National visa to the consular services of the Republic of Lithuania.