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Access of vehicle registration services to SIS II

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Access of vehicle registration services to SIS II

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EC) No 1986/2006 on access to the Second Generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) by EU countries’ services responsible for issuing vehicle registration certificates

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

  • It allows services in European Union (EU) countries that are responsible for issuing vehicle registration certificates access to the Second Generation Schengen Information System (SIS II).
  • This is for the sole purpose of checking whether a vehicle presented for registration has not been stolen and/or is not sought as evidence in criminal proceedings.

KEY POINTS

  • The regulation gives the right to vehicle registration services to access data in SIS II concerning:
    • motor vehicles with a cylinder capacity exceeding 50 cc (cubic centimetres);
    • trailers with an unladen weight exceeding 750 kg and caravans;
    • vehicle registration certificates and vehicle number plates which have been stolen, misappropriated, lost or invalidated.
  • Vehicle registration services that are not public services have access to the data in SIS II only through one of the authorities referred to in the SIS II Decision (i.e. Council Decision 2007/533/JHA). These authorities include border control authorities, police and customs.
  • The SIS II Decision lays down the action to be taken, should SIS II bring to light a vehicle that has been stolen or is being sought as evidence in criminal proceedings.

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It has applied since 17 January 2007.

BACKGROUND

EU countries are required to assist one another in the implementation of Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles. They may exchange information to check a vehicle’s legal status in the country in which it was previously registered.

Regulation (EC) No 1987/2006 and Decision 2007/533/JHA concerning the establishment, operation and use of SIS II (SIS II Regulation and Decision) replaced all but one article of the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement of 14 June 1985. That article concerns access to the Schengen Information System by the authorities and services in the EU countries responsible for issuing registration certificates for vehicles. This third act completes the SIS II legal framework, ensuring that EU countries’ vehicle registration services have access to SIS II once operational.

For more information, see:

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EC) No 1986/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 regarding access to the Second Generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) by the services in the Member States responsible for issuing vehicle registration certificates (OJ L 381, 28.12.2006, pp. 1-3)

Subsequent amendments to Regulation (EC) No 1986/2006 have been incorporated into the basic text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

last update 16.08.2016

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