Biometrics a must for Schengen visa

In a couple of months, travellers headed to Schengen countries in Europe will have to enter their biometric data while applying for the Schengen visa. This is the first time that the Schengen missions are implementing biometric requirements for Indians. The biometric data (digit-finger scans) will be taken from the applicants at the visa application centre on the day of submitting the application. Frequent travellers will not have to give new biometrics each time they apply for a new visa as the data stored once will be valid for 59 months from the date of submission.