|Proposal||from Belgium; see Council doc. 15320/01, 18 Dec. 2001, available in Council register of documents)|
|Background||establishes a standard form for a Schengen visa application|
|Schengen||builds on Schengen acquis|
|Flexibility||UK and Ireland opted out; Denmark has six months to opt in as matter of international law|
|EP||excluded, due to Reg. 789/2001|
|Council||adopted as ‘A’ point by JHA Council, 25/26 April 2002: Decision 2002/354/EC
|Entry into force||1 Jan. 2003 (Art. 3)|
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