AN all-party group of legislators is to press the European Union to set an example to the rest of the world and allow visa-free access to future SAR passport holders. The call will come in talks with senior officials in Brussels this month. The 13-strong delegation led by Liberal Party chairman Allen Lee Peng-fei will meet Anita Gradin, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs. Most of the 15 EU states have signed the Schengen Agreement, which means that once a person enters a member state, he or she can travel freely within the union. The Legislative Council members will meet Schengen officials, but the position for Hong Kong is confusing. Britain is not a signatory to the agreement and countries regularly argue over immigration. Some states, including France and Portugal, insist on visas for Hong Kong people. 'We want to impress upon them that Hong Kong people have a good track record and they don't overstay or disappear underground,' said group deputy leader Emily Lau Wai-hing. 'Hong Kong people are travelling more and more to Europe whether it be on business or vacations and we hope there will be a sympathetic reaction for giving us visa free treatment in the future.' The initial reason for the Brussels visit was to strengthen links with the European Parliament's Hong Kong Friendship group. Legco members are expected to brief members of the parliament on issues including the Bill of Rights, military presence in the territory after 1997 and the passports issue. Their three days in Brussels will follow talks with party leaders and possibly ministers in London. The group is expected to meet Prime Minister John Major although no date has been fixed. It is not clear whether he will be able to give any reassurances on visa-free access. Talks are also planned with human rights groups, including Article 19 and Amnesty International, Shadow Foreign Secretary Robin Cook and Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown.