The Enhanced SIS in a Nutshell

The Schengen Information System (SIS), Europe's largest IT system for internal security and border management, received a set of major upgrades in March 2023.

SIS users, namely 30 countries in Europe, now have access to a new set of functionalities and search capabilities which assist national border guards, police, customs authorities and immigration authorities with identifying among other, wanted or missing persons, stolen goods.

Did You Know...?

  • SIS stores information as alerts, and EU Member State authorities query the system to see if they get a hit
  • eu-LISA took over the operational management of SIS in 2013
  • There are on average 20 million daily searches in SIS

Read 10 key facts about the large-scale IT system and its timeline in the dedicated SIS leaflet.