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Commission Decision of 4 March 2008 adopting the SIRENE Manual and other implementing measures for the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II) (notified under document number C(2008) 774) (Only the Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish texts are authentic) (2008/333/EC)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Article 1.For the purposes of matters falling within the scope of...

  3. Article 2.This Decision is addressed to the Kingdom of Belgium, the...

  4. Signature

    1. ANNEX

      SIRENE Manual and other implementing measures

      1. INTRODUCTION

        1. The Schengen acquis

        2. The second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II)

        3. Supplementary information

      2. 1. THE SIRENE BUREAUX AND THE SIS II

        1. 1.1. The SIRENE Bureau

        2. 1.2. SIRENE Manual

        3. 1.3. Other implementing measures

        4. 1.4. Standards

          1. 1.4.1. Availability

          2. 1.4.2. Continuity

          3. 1.4.3. Security

          4. 1.4.4. Confidentiality

          5. 1.4.5. Accessibility

          6. 1.4.6. Communications

          7. 1.4.7. Transliteration rules

          8. 1.4.8. Data quality

          9. 1.4.9. Structures

          10. 1.4.10. Archiving

        5. 1.5. Staff

          1. 1.5.1. Knowledge

          2. 1.5.2. Recruitment

          3. 1.5.3. Training

            1. National level

            2. European level

          4. 1.5.4. Exchange of staff

        6. 1.6. Technical infrastructure

          1. 1.6.1. Data exchange between SIRENE Bureaux

        7. 1.7. Training of other services

      3. 2. GENERAL PROCEDURES

        1. 2.1. Definitions

        2. 2.2. Multiple Alerts (Article 34(6) of the SIS II Regulation and 49(6) of...

          1. 2.2.1. Compatibility of alerts and order of priority

          2. 2.2.2. Checking for multiple alerts

          3. 2.2.3. Entering multiple alerts

        3. 2.3. The exchange of information after a hit

          1. 2.3.1. Communicating further information

        4. 2.4. When the procedures following a hit cannot be followed (Article 48...

        5. 2.5. Processing of data for purpose other than that for which...

        6. 2.6. Adding a flag (Articles 24 and 25 of the SIS II Decision)...

          1. 2.6.1. Consulting the Member States with a view of adding a...

          2. 2.6.2. Temporary clause until 1 January 2009: systematic request for flags to...

        7. 2.7. Data found to be legally or factually inaccurate (Article 34 of...

          1. Exchange of information following discovery of new facts

        8. 2.8. The right to access and rectify data (Articles 41 of the...

          1. 2.8.1. Requests for access to or rectification of data

          2. 2.8.2. Exchange of information on requests for access to alerts issued...

          3. 2.8.3. Exchange of information on requests to rectify or delete data...

        9. 2.9. Deleting when the conditions for maintaining the alert cease to...

        10. 2.10. Entering proper names

        11. 2.11. Different categories of identity

          1. Confirmed identity (established identity)

          2. Not confirmed identity

          3. Misused identity

          4. Alias

          5. 2.11.1. Misused identity (Article 36 of the SIS II Regulation and 51 of...

          6. 2.11.2. Entering an alias

          7. 2.11.3. Further information to establish a person’s identity

        12. 2.12. Exchange of information in case of interlinked alerts

          1. 2.12.1. Technical rules

          2. 2.12.2. Operational rules

        13. 2.13. SIRPIT (SIRENE PIcture Transfer) and format and quality of biometric...

          1. 2.13.1. Further use of the data exchanged, including archiving

          2. 2.13.2. Technical requirements

          3. 2.13.3. Use of the SIRENE L form

          4. 2.13.4. SIRPIT procedure

            1. 2.13.4.1. Input screen

              1. Remarks:

                1. (*) Mandatory

                2. (1) An entry shall be made in either Field 1 or...

                3. (2) The option ‘unknown’ may be entered.

          5. 2.13.5. Format and quality of biometric data

        14. 2.14. Overlapping roles of SIRENE and Interpol

          1. 2.14.1. Priority of SIS II alerts over Interpol alerts

          2. 2.14.2. Choice of communication channel

          3. 2.14.3. Use and distribution of Interpol diffusions in Schengen States

          4. 2.14.4. Hit and deletion of an alert

          5. 2.14.5. Improvement of cooperation between the SIRENE Bureaux and the Interpol...

          6. 2.14.6. Sending information to third States

        15. 2.15. Relations of SIRENE and Europol

        16. 2.16. Relations of SIRENE and Eurojust

        17. 2.17. Special types of search

          1. 2.17.1. Geographically targeted search

      4. 3. ALERTS FOR ARREST FOR SURRENDER OR EXTRADITION PURPOSES (ARTICLE 26 OF...

        1. 3.1. Entering an alert

        2. 3.2. Multiple alerts

          1. Compatibility of alerts for arrest

        3. 3.3. Misused identity

        4. 3.4. Entering an alias

        5. 3.5. Supplementary information to be sent to Member States

          1. 3.5.1. Supplementary Information to be sent with regards to an EAW...

          2. 3.5.2. Supplementary information to be sent with regards to provisional arrest...

            1. 3.5.2.1. When issuing an alert based on both an EAW and...

            2. 3.5.2.2. When issuing an alert based on ER only

        6. 3.6. Adding a flag

        7. 3.7. Action by SIRENE Bureaux upon receipt of an alert for...

        8. 3.8. The exchange of information after a hit

      5. 4. ALERTS FOR REFUSAL OF ENTRY OR STAY (ARTICLE 24 OF THE...

        1. 4.1. Entering an alert

        2. 4.2. Multiple alerts

          1. Compatibility of alerts for refusal of entry or stay

        3. 4.3. Misused identity

        4. 4.4. Entering an alias

        5. 4.5. Exchange of information following a hit

          1. 4.5.1. Exchange of information when issuing residence permits or visas

            1. Special procedures as provided for in Article 25 of the Schengen...

              1. Procedure under article 25(1) of the Schengen Convention

              2. Procedure under article 25(2) of the Schengen Convention

          2. 4.5.2. Exchange of information when refusing entry or expelling from the...

            1. Special procedures as provided for in Article 5(4)(a) and (c) of the...

              1. Procedure in cases falling under Article 5(4)(a)

              2. Procedure in cases falling under Article 5(4)(c)

        6. 4.6. Exchange of information following a hit on a third-country national...

        7. 4.7. Deletion of alerts entered for EU citizens

      6. 5. ALERTS ON MISSING PERSONS (ARTICLE 32 OF THE SIS II DECISION)...

        1. 5.1. Entering an alert

        2. 5.2. Multiple alerts

          1. Compatibility of alerts on missing persons

        3. 5.3. Misused identity

        4. 5.4. Entering an alias

        5. 5.5. Adding a flag

        6. 5.6. The exchange of information after a hit

      7. 6. ALERTS FOR PERSONS SOUGHT FOR A JUDCIAL PROCEDURE (ARTICLE 34 OF...

        1. 6.1. Entering an alert

        2. 6.2. Multiple alerts

          1. Compatibility of alerts for a judicial procedure

        3. 6.3. Misused identity

        4. 6.4. Entering an alias

        5. 6.5. The exchange of information after a hit

      8. 7. ALERTS FOR DISCREET AND SPECIFIC CHECKS (ARTICLE 36 OF THE SIS...

        1. 7.1. Entering an alert

        2. 7.2. Multiple alerts

          1. Compatibility of alerts for checks

        3. 7.3. Misused identity

        4. 7.4. Entering an alias

        5. 7.5. Informing other Member States when issuing alerts requested by authorities...

        6. 7.6. Adding a flag

        7. 7.7. The exchange of information after a hit

      9. 8. ALERTS ON OBJECTS FOR SEIZURE OR USE AS EVIDENCE (ARTICLE 38...

        1. 8.1. Entering an alert

        2. 8.2. Multiple alerts

          1. Compatibility of alerts for seizure and use as evidence

        3. 8.3. The exchange of information after a hit

      10. 9. STATISTICS

      11. 10. REVISION OF THE SIRENE MANUAL AND OTHER IMPLEMENTING MEASURES

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