How does it work concerning a foreign citizen holding a EU PR willing to move and to settle in another EU country? Does he have to convert his EU PR to the one of the country he's moving to or will the destination country's authorities request/withdraw his PR card and give him a temporary card ? Or will he simply need another visa? I'm not talking about movement or circulation for tourism purposes, I'm clearly talking about settlement and seeking work.
If you have permanent residence in an EU country then you are able to move to another EU country and stay there for more than 3 months to live or work which the need for a Visa (Except UK (still covered by the withdrawal agreement until end of 2020), Ireland, & Denmark).
As a long-term resident in one EU country, can I live and work in a second EU country?
Yes. You can stay in a second EU country for more than three months for purposes including work, study or training, if you apply for and are granted a residence permit in this second country.
This means however that you must apply for and be granted residency rights in the second/other EU country.
This means that you must still meet all the requirements for obtaining residency in this country which may include:
- Stable and regular financial resources to maintain yourself and your family;
- Health insurance;
- Appropriate accommodation;
- If you wish to take up a job, evidence of employment;
- If you are self-employed, evidence that you have sufficient financial funds;
- If you wish to study or train, proof that you are registered to do so.
- Comply with integration measures such as language requirements (if applicable)
Also be aware, that if you become a resident in another EU country that you will eventually lose permanent residency status in the original EU country. This should occur after a period of approx 6 years. Which means that you have had sufficient time to gain permanent residency in your second EU country. Although this will of course be subject to such conditions as applied in that country.