The change affects one of the fields that currently are being transmitted: IMO ship code which is going to be changed for stopover code. (The change affects not only the file name but also its content) .
The change is necessary because of the fulfillment filters with no errors. This way we can assure you of 100% that the data you send match with the one which Portel provided us.
Currently, when we compare using, data-time, companies and ship codes are not enough. If you do not inform Portel - in time and in the right way- of the changes in travels or the owner or who works the ship we have problems with our comparison process. As a result, due to we are making comparisons using different data, it is possible that unfulfillments came up wrongly.
The aforementioned change is to come into effect on 1st June 2011.
Not at all; airlines, sea and land transport companies can all of them send the files directly to the Ministry of Home Affairs (Ministerio del Interior) using the secure Web Service published on the Internet, sftp protocol or accessing the web page, as explained in the User Guide.
New Registration Forms (Airline / Shipping Company).
Departure date will be fill in with local airport/port date-time of origin and Arrival date will be fill in with local airport/port date-time of destination.
No, the following type of flights do not have to send the API files to the Spanish Ministry of Interior. According to the article 14 of the Law 48/1960, 21th July about Air Navigation, the following flights shall be considered as flights of state:
When the API information could not be sent because the Ministry system of reception of information fails (Web Application, Web Service or SFTP) or due to any other setback, such as the power fails at the airport, the internet connection is lost etc. an e-mail to the address email@example.com detailing the reason and the flights which have not been sent.
For UN/EDIFACT standard:
For standard XML:
As it explains in itself, the resolution will come into force thirty days after its publication in the Official Bulletin of the State, being therefore the date of take-off of the project on March 19, 2007.
In order to facilitate the transport companies the adoption and testing of the necessary technical measures, until 18th June 2007 the Spanish Ministry of Interior shall warn the transportation companies about the errors and any omission detected, and its immediate correction shall be required. Within this momentary period, sanctionatory procedures due to the non compliance of the measures shall be initiated bearing in mind the technical difficulties that the transport companies might have had due to the project start-up. From this period on, penalties according to the current regulation could be imposed.
The information that the Ministry of Interior must receive to put it at the disposal of the National Body of the Police and of the Body of the Guardia Civil is the one that appears later:
This project includes all those routes realized by transports whose origin is out of the Schengen zone and take any point of Spain as destination.
United Kingdom and Swiss do not belong to Schengen area, therefore all the transportations coming from this two countries are also obliged to send the information.
The Ministry of Interior must have in his possession the necessary information of the transport to put it at the disposal of the National Body of the Police and Guardia Civil as soon as the process of shipment has finished and before the exit of the transport towards its destiny.
In this cases the transport company shall send the data of the transportation, always that the origin of the route is outside the Schengen area and it has not passed through a passport control or similar within the transit zone.
For those companies that do not send the information related to their transportation or that these avenge with great quantity of mistakes, it will be possible apply to them an administrative sanction that will range between 6.001 € and 60.000 €, as it is explained in the article 55 of the Organic Law 4/2000, 11th January 2007.
The organism that applies the sanction to the transportation company is "Delegación de Gobierno", as it is specified in the article 55.2 of the Organic Law 4/2000, from 11th January of 2007.
Yes, the file that the companies of transport send to the Ministry of Interior shall contain besides the information relative to all the passengers who compose the transport, the information belonging to the crew.
Once this law is enforced (since 19th March 2007) there is no test period for the companies of transport, they shall send to the Ministry of Interior the data related to all of the transportations that may be accepted by this law.
No informative session is scheduled, but any doubt form the companies of transport referring to the system shall be resolved via Web or using the contact e-mails of the Ministry of Interior.
The infant must travel with an own passport or with the passport of some of their ancestors.
The passengers belong to a group must travel with their own passport. Special cases to send a mail firstname.lastname@example.org
In the UNB field the data of the company that sends the file are specified, and in the UNG field the data of the company which owns the file should be specified. In a short period of time a new manual with the lattest specifications of the UN-EDIFACT format will be published.