EU unveils plan to lower fingerprinting age for child Schengen visa applicants

Changes to the EU’s Visa Information System could see children as young as six years old fingerprinted when applying for a Schengen visa.

At present, only children aged 12 or over are fingerprinted. European authorities believe reducing the age will help contribute to child protection by tackling child trafficking, children going missing, child abduction and irregular migration involving minors.

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