Information regarding biometric data and biometric identifiers.
If the applicants submitted biometric data as part of an earlier application less than 59 months before the date of the new application, they shall be copied into the subsequent application. Applicants should, in that ca not be obliged to personally submit their application.
Member States shall collect biometric identifiers of the applicant comprising a photograph of him and his 10 fingerprints in accordance with the safeguards laid down in the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
At the time of submission of the first application, the applicant shall be required to appear in person. At that time, the following biometric identifiers of the applicant shall be collected:
— a photograph, scanned or taken at the time of application, and
— his/hers 10 fingerprints taken flat and collected digitally.