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The year 2022 will mark the end of an era as a new Entry/Exit System (EES) will be replacing our beloved passport stamps for travel into the European Union. The EES will register entry and exit data and refusal of entry of nationals of third-country crossing the borders into the European Union state countries. All embassies will have to consult the EES while processing any visa applications.

What does that mean for us? It means that upon entering the Schengen area, some data will be registered into the EES system: facial image, personal data, and data of the travel documents. Every traveler will have a file on the system along with specific information on each entry and exit from the Schengen area.

This new system will also have a web service where you can check how many days you have left to remain in the Schengen territory (finally). The objectives of this system include modernizing external borders management to increase efficiency and also to help the Schengen states in dealing with the increasing number of travelers without having to increase the number of border guards, increasing the security of its citizens.

The system was initially scheduled to be implemented by 2020 but was postponed two additional years for no stated reason. 

Source: Schengen Visa Info