Impact assessment

Third country nationals (TCN) and the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS): impact assessment

Impact assessment on the UK’s participation in a proposed Directive and Regulation about the exchange of information on third country nationals and ECRIS.

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Third country nationals (TCN) and the european criminal records information system (ECRIS): impact assessment

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This impact assessment considers the UK’s participation in a proposed directive and regulation on the exchange of information about the previous convictions of third country nationals through the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS).

The proposed directive and regulation will ensure greater access to previous convictions of third country nationals as member states will be able to check identity information against a centralised system enabling targeted ECRIS requests to be sent to relevant member states. This will ensure that EU wide criminality committed by non-EU nationals is captured and accessible to member states.

This impact assessment covers the background to the proposed directive and regulation, the rationale behind the proposed system, and the costs and benefits of the UK’s participation.

Published 10 August 2018