4.2 How do I know whether fingerprint scans have already been provided during a previous Schengen visa application?

Until the worldwide VIS roll-out, the ‘VIS’ information was marked on the visa sticker if the application was successfully saved in the VIS database. Now this marking is no longer necessary as all Schengen visa applications - independent of the place of issue - are stored in VIS. Refused applications are stored as well in VIS. In the application form under field no. 27 you are asked whether you have provided fingerprint scans during a previous visa application process. If you affirm question under the field 27, please always attach a copy of your previous Schengen visa sticker. In case of a refusal you should be able to provide a copy of the admission letter (if available).