Russian citizens will be obliged to be fingerprinted for “Schengen” from January 1, 2015.
As “Interfax” reports, this was stated by the Head of the Passport and Visa Department of the Consulate General of Poland in Kaliningrad, the consul Janusz Jabłoński. “Fingerprinting procedure will be obligatory for all citizens of Russia of the age from 6 years old” - the diplomat said. “Special devices will be used for its implementation, where people will not have to smudge their fingers with paint” - he added.
It was reported in 2011 that a Schengen visa will be available only after the fingerprinting procedure. First, the procedure was introduced for the citizens of North African States. Within two years it was planned to extend the requirements to all countries outside the “Schengen” zone.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina