Schengen Information System (SIS II)

The Schengen Information System (SIS II) is an information system to share information for law enforcement, border and migration management. It contains alerts on wanted or missing persons and objects such as vehicles, firearms, and identification documents that have been lost or stolen or may have been used to carry out a crime. You can check whether there exists an alert concerning you in SIS II.

Alerts

The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, or other competent national authorities, may issue an ‘alert’ on persons or objects. Reasons for issuing an alert are:

  • to refuse entry to persons who do not have the right to enter or stay in the Schengen territory;
  • to find and detain a person for whom a European Arrest Warrant has been issued;
  • to assist in locating individuals as requested by judicial or law enforcement authorities;
  • to find and protect a missing person;
  • to find stolen or lost property.

Right of access, correction or deletion

If you want to know whether there exists an alert concerning you in the Schengen Information System (SIS II), you can submit a request for access in any of the Schengen countries. Furthermore, you can submit a request for correction or for deletion of the alert if in your opinion the data are incorrect or the alert should not have been recorded in SIS II. If you have a Schengen entry ban other than from the Netherlands and want to have it lifted or removed, we kindly advise you to contact the competent authorities of the Schengen member state that has issued that ban.

Submit a request in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, you can submit a request with the police. You can use the online form on their website. Alternatively, you can send a letter to:

Politie (Police)
Landelijke Eenheid (Central Unit)
Attn. the Data Protection Officer
P.O. Box 100
3970 AC Driebergen
The Netherlands

To prove your identity, you have to enclose/attach a copy of your passport.