Fingerprints and Eurodac: found staying illegally in EU

Guidance on giving your fingerprints if you're found staying illegally in an EU member state.


Fingerprints and Eurodac: information for third country nationals or stateless persons found illegally staying in a member state, pursuant to article 29(3) of Regulation (EU) No 603/2013

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If you’re found staying illegally in an EU member state, the authorities may take your fingerprints and check them in Eurodac, the European fingerprint database. The fingerprints won’t be stored. If you’ve applied for asylum before, you may be sent back to the country you applied in.

Published 29 December 2014