Visa Information System (VIS)

Any person has the right to be informed about data in the VIS related to him or her and of the Member State which transmitted them to the VIS. Any person may also request the correction of inaccurate personal data and the deletion of unlawfully recorded data.

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The VIS is a system for the exchange of visa data between Schengen States. The VIS facilitates the exchange of data between Schengen States on visa applications in order to ease procedures, prevent 'visa shopping' and assist in the fight against fraud.

For more information, please see Visa Information System on the website of the European Commission.

Requesting access

Requesting access can be done by using the Model letter for requesting access. In the Netherlands requests for access should be submitted to:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Consular Affairs and Migration Policy Department (DCM)
PO Box 20061

A copy of the identity document must be provided and – where applicable – a copy of the legal authorisation to represent the applicant.

Requesting correction or deletion

Once information has been obtained a request may be made for the data to be completed, corrected or deleted. This can be done by using the Model letter for requesting correction or deletion.


In case of a dispute regarding the processing of the request an application for mediation may be sent to:

Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens
PO Box 93374
NL – 2509 AJ Den Haag
Tel.: +31-70-888 8500
Fax: +31-88-071 2140