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Laying down measures for accessing the data in the Entry/Exit System (EES)
Article 2

Article 2 — Alphanumeric searches

1.Alphanumeric searches referred to in Article 23(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/2226

Border authorities shall have access to search with the following data:

  1. surname (family name); first name or names (given names);
  2. date of birth; nationality or nationalities; sex;
  3. the type and number of the travel document or documents and the three-letter code of the issuing country of the travel document or documents;
  4. the date of expiry of the validity of the travel document or documents.

All data listed in the first subparagraph shall be used to initiate search. The data listed under point (a) may be searched in inexact mode while the other data shall be searched in exact mode.

The CS-EES shall ensure that if there is a match based on the data listed under the points (a) and (b) of the first paragraph, the corresponding file shall be returned by the system even if there is no match based on the data listed under points (c) and (d) of the first subparagraph.

2.Alphanumeric searches referred to in Article 24 of Regulation (EU) 2017/2226

Visa authorities of a Member State which does not yet apply the Schengen acquis in full but operates the EES shall have access to the search with the following data:

  1. surname (family name); first name or names (given names); date of birth; nationality or nationalities; sex;
  2. the type and number of the travel document or documents and the three-letter code of the issuing country of the travel document or documents, the date of expiry of the validity of the travel document or documents;
  3. the short-stay visa sticker number, including the three-letter code of the issuing Member State.

Any combination of the data listed in the first subparagraph may be used as long as:

  • the date of birth and the sex is used in combination with other data;
  • the date of expiry of the validity of the travel document or documents is used together with the number of the travel document.

The data listed in points (a), (b) and (c) of the first subparagraph may be searched in inexact mode.

3.Alphanumeric searches referred to in Article 25(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/2226

Competent authorities shall have access to search with the following data:

  1. surname (family name); first name or names (given names); date of birth; nationality or nationalities; sex;
  2. the type and number of the travel document or documents and the three-letter code of the issuing country of the travel document or documents;
  3. the date of expiry of the validity of the travel document or documents.

Any combination of the data listed in the first subparagraph may be used as long as:

  • the date of birth and the sex is used in combination with other data;
  • the date of expiry of the validity of the travel document or documents is used together with the number of the travel document.

The data listed in points (a), (b) and (c) of the first subparagraph may be searched in inexact mode.

4.Alphanumeric searches referred to in Article 26(1) of Regulation (EU) 2017/2226

Immigration authorities shall have access to search with the following data:

  1. surname (family name); first name or names (given names); date of birth; nationality or nationalities; sex;
  2. the type and number of the travel document or documents and the three-letter code of the issuing country of the travel document or documents;
  3. the date of expiry of the validity of the travel document or documents.

All data listed in the first subparagraph shall be used when performing this search.

The data listed in points (a), (b) and (c) of the first subparagraph may be searched in inexact mode.

5.Alphanumeric searches referred to in Article 23(2) and the third subparagraph of Article 27(1) of Regulation (EU) 2017/2226

Border and/or immigration authorities will have access to search with the following data:

  1. surname (family name); first name or names (given names); date of birth; nationality or nationalities; sex;
  2. the type and number of the travel document or documents and the three-letter code of the issuing country of the travel document or documents;
  3. the date of expiry of the validity of the travel document or documents.

The data listed in points (a), (b) and (c) of the first subparagraph may be searched in inexact mode.

6.Alphanumeric searches referred to in Article 32(5) of Regulation (EU) 2017/2226

Designated authorities shall have access to search with the following data:

  1. surname (family name); first name or names (given names); date of birth; nationality or nationalities; sex;
  2. the type and number of the travel document or documents and the three-letter code of the issuing country of the travel document or documents, the date of expiry of the validity of the travel document or documents;
  3. visa sticker number and the date of expiry of the validity of the visa;
  4. date and time of entry, authority that authorised the entry and entry border crossing point;
  5. date and time of exit and exit border crossing point.

Any combination of the data listed in the first subparagraph may be used.

The data listed in points (a), (b) and (c) of the first subparagraph may be searched in inexact mode.