Article 5 stipulates that control States also apply to third-country nationals who are apprehended in the country when there are signs that they have escaped external border controls at the entrance. In the long term, Member States must develop and manage screening centres, provide the necessary and properly trained resources and maintain the monitoring mechanism. Third-country nationals are not related to the object: persons admitted to entry on the basis of Article 6 exemptions, paragraph 5, of the Schengen border code (holders of long-term residence permits or visas for transit purposes; third-country nationals subject to visa requirements when a visa is issued at the border and persons admitted by a Member State on an individual decision on humanitarian grounds, for reasons of national interest or for international obligations, with the exception of persons who seek international protection and who should be transferred to the audit). (3) It is essential to ensure that, in these three situations, third-country nationals are screened in order to facilitate their correct identification and to ensure effective coverage of relevant procedures which, in the circumstances, may be procedures for international protection or compliance with the European Parliament and Council Directive 2008/115/EC (the `return directive`). The audit should seamlessly complement the external border checks or compensate for the fact that these controls were circumvented by third-country nationals when crossing the external border. (30) In order to determine the identity of the individuals who have been the subject of this investigation, an audit should be undertaken within the IRB in the presence of the person during the screening. During this audit, the person`s biometric data must be verified with the data contained in the IRB. If a person`s biometric data cannot be used or if a consultation with this data fails, the consultation can be carried out with the person`s identity data in combination with the travel document data, provided that this data is available. In accordance with the principles of necessity and proportionality, and where the consultation indicates that the data relating to that person is stored in the ERB, the authorities of the Member States should have access to the ERB in order to consult the identity, travel document data and biometric data of that person, without the IRB providing information on the EU information system. (21) In order to achieve the objectives of the screening, close cooperation must be ensured between the relevant national authorities covered by Article 16 of the Regulation 2016/399, the authorities covered by Article 5 of the [Asylum Procedures Regulation] and the competent authorities for the implementation of the return procedures in accordance with Directive 2008/115. Child protection authorities should also be closely involved in screening, if necessary, to ensure that the best interests of the child are properly taken into account throughout the screening process.
Member States should be able to benefit, as part of their mandate, from the relevant agencies, in particular the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and the European Asylum Agency. Member States should involve national rapporteurs for the fight against human trafficking when the review highlights the relevant facts for human trafficking in accordance with the 2011/36/EU Directive of the European Parliament and the Council 24.