Where local residence laws exist, the other EU-Citizens must comply with these laws just as local EU-Citizens must.
For 3rd Country Citizens registration requirements may exist that do not apply to EU-Citizens (mostly matters pertaining to their residence permit).
Other EU-Citizens may (but are not required to) apply for a residence card, which fulfills a similar function as a local ID for identification purposes.
Otherwise other EU-Citizens are treated as a local citizens, with the major exception for activities where the national citizenship is a requirement (voting in National elections etc.).
An other EU-Citizen can, however, be deported when certain conditions are fulfilled:
- criminal record/activities
- when conditions, set in bold below in the KEY POINTS, are fulfilled
EU freedom of movement and residence
EU citizens with a valid identity card or passport may:
Enter another EU country without requiring an exit or entry visa. Family members who are not nationals of a EU country are not required either an exit or entry visa if they possess a valid residence card.
- Live in another EU country for up to 3 months without any conditions or formalities.
- Live in another EU country for longer than 3 months subject to certain conditions, depending on their status in the host country. Those who are employed or self-employed do not need to meet any other conditions. Students and other people not working for payment, such as those in retirement, must have sufficient resources for themselves and their family, so as not to be a burden on the host country’s social assistance system, and comprehensive sickness insurance cover.
- Have to register with the relevant authorities if living in the country longer than 3 months. Their family members, if not EU nationals, are required [to] a residence card valid for 5 years.
Be entitled to permanent residence if they have lived legally in another EU country for a continuous period of 5 years. This also applies to family members.
Have the right to be treated on an equal footing with nationals of the host country. However, host authorities are not obliged to grant benefits to EU citizens not working for payment during the first 3 months of their stay.