• Introduction
  • 1.1 Aim and scope of the study
  • 1.2 Stakeholders consulted
  • 1.3 Final Report
  • 1 Problem definition
  • 2.1 Problem area 1: Costly and cumbersome visa application procedures
  • 2.1.1 ...
  • 2.3 Problem area 2: Suboptimal use of forms of consular cooperation
  • 2.3.1 ...
  • 2.4 Problem area 3: Lack of a visa allowing for longer stays during a given period
  • 2.4.1 ...
  • 3.1 The dimensions of the issues being considered
  • 3.2 Key EU level policy developments
  • 3.3 Key changes envisaged
  • 3.3.1 ...
  • 3.4 Rationale for intervening at EU level
  • 3.4.1 ...
  • 4 The policy objectives
  • 5 The policy options
  • 6 Assessment of the policy options
  • 6.1 Approach to the assessment
  • 6.2 Assessment of the individual policy options
  • 6.2.1 ...
  • 7 The preferred policy option
  • Annexes
  • Annex 1 Assessment of proposals
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  • Annex 2 Notes on Impact assessment study supporting the review of the Union's visa policy to facilitate legitimate travelling
  • A2.1 Introduction
  • A2.2 Economic Impacts
  • A2.3 Cost model
  • A2.4 Revenue model
  • A2.5 Problem area 1: Lengthy, cumbersome and costly procedures – Proposals: Introducing harmonised MEV
  • A2.6 Problem area 2: Insufficient consular presence in handling and processing visa applications – Proposals: Improving consular cooperation
  • A2.7 Problem area 3: Lack of visa or other authorisation allowing travellers to stay more than 90 days in any 180-day period in the Schengen area - Proposals: Introduction of a new type of authorisation
  • Annex 3 Detailed explanatory note
  • A3.1 Background information and visa applicants affected by proposals being considered (Spreadsheet 1 Visa applications affected)
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  • A3.2 Background and information to assess the effects of MEV facilitation proposals...
  • A3.3 Financial impacts
  • A3.3.1 ...
  • Costs and revenues
  • A3.3.3 ...
  • A3.4 Economic impacts
  • Annex 4 List of stakeholders interviewed
  • Annex 5 Consultation of interested parties
  • Annex 6 Statistics