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I'm a Greek PhD student living and studying in London. In one year from now I am required to do a "secondment" in a certain university in Germany which has a six-month duration. Having a Greek passport means that I'm a EU/EEA citizen. My girlfriend is also Greek with a Greek passport. We are not married.

My question is the following: Can I bring my girlfriend to Germany for the 6-month duration of my secondment without any restrictions? Will she be allowed to stay for this long, without having a job, just being my partner?

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    Technically she has a right to stay without conditions for up to 90 days. To stay longer, she has to show that she can support herself, or that she is your "partner in a durable relationship." Which route to choose probably depends on how she's planning to support herself, whether through her own savings or your finances. – phoog Aug 27 '16 at 18:20
  • @phoog Where can I find concrete information on the "partner in a durable relationship" part? – Aventinus Aug 27 '16 at 18:42
  • Directive 2004/38/EC, the freedom of movement directive. I'll post an answer in a bit. – phoog Aug 27 '16 at 19:55
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    I've been working on an answer, but i cannot find enough unambiguous information online. Here's a link for the directive: eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/…. The actual administration is done at the local level; as an example, here's a link for the relevant page of the Berlin Ausländerbehörde: berlin.de/labo/willkommen-in-berlin/…. The upshot seems to be that you will be fine just registering, but I can't find any unambiguous confirmation of that. – phoog Aug 27 '16 at 23:07
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    See also expatriates.stackexchange.com/questions/3004/… – Gala Aug 28 '16 at 16:41

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