I had my French Schengen visa interview 3 days ago (got the stamped visa and passport within two days, super efficient!). However there's no "VIS" written on the visa, even though I gave my fingerprints during the interview in US. I had presumed VIS would be written on the visa since I gave my fingerprints, or is it for something else? I do remember it took a while to take the fingerprints because the machine looked old and was taking a long time to read my fingerprints.

The next time I want to apply for a visa, do I need to go for an interview again just because the visa has no VIS on it?


"VIS" stands for "Visa Information System", it will appear on your second and subsequent visas where you were not required to submit biometrics because your last successful application was within 5 years.

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