Questions tagged [eu-citizens]

For questions pertaining to citizens of the European Union member states - where the specific country (eg Spain) is not important, but where rules for EU members as a whole may be distinct.

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If asked for ID in France by the police, as an EU national what is considered valid?

On the rare occasion when I've seen people in France challenged by the police about their identity, they've always seemed to show their Carte nationale d’identité sécurisée (CNIS). However, since I'm ...
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Which EU territories outside Europe does an EU citizen have right of residence in?

Several EU countries such as the UK, France and Netherlands have territories and dependencies outside of Europe. Examples include many islands in the Caribbean, Falkland Islands, Tahiti, and so on. ...
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Is there any benefit in having two EU nationalities?

Given the single market and many of the EU directives that apply are there any benefits other then patriotism or nationalism that would advocate for having two or more EU citizenships?
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How do I get Photo Identification, in the UK as a foreign national?

As a European Citizen (either from Schengen or non-Schengen), what should I do to get a photo identification card to use instead of my passport? Can I apply for such a ID straight away or are there ...
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If I'm from another EU country, what do I need to do to permanently live and freelance in Germany?

I'm from Croatia and have been studying Computer Science for the past 5 years in Germany so now that I'm finished I'd like to stay a bit longer and make my living freelancing legally (open a small ...
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If I obtain a driver's licence in Germany as a non-German EU-citizen, would I have to revalidate it after leaving Germany?

I'm temporarily living and working in Germany. I'm an EU-citizen (Poland). If I get my driving licence in Germany, would I have to revalidate it in Poland after leaving Germany? As far as I know, ...
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How to find an English-speaking general practitioner in France?

I'm in need of a general practitioner visit and I'm in Paris. Is there any way to know which ones speak English, because it's quite uncommon that people speak English well here, and I don't have ...
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Is it possible to become a policeman in Germany as a non-citizen?

Are non-citizens allowed to become police officers in Germany? Are there any restrictions? Are there any advantages for EU-citizens?
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On which elections in Germany can I vote?

I know that as a EU citizen I am allowed to vote for European Parliamentary candidates. But are there any other elections in Germany on which I can vote too?
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My non-EU husband working in Ireland

I am a EU citizen. Recently got married to non-EU citizen. We have a marriage certificate done in Mexico where we got married. Now, I have a job in EU (Ireland). How can my non-EU husband accompany ...
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Bringing or shipping all my stuff

When one wants to move across the Atlantic, from France to the US, what is authorized and what are the options to bring in a lot of stuff? I am not talking about furniture but about large suitcases. ...
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Working in the EU: I come from USA and I have Italian passport

I recently got my citizenship in Italy through jus sanguinis. I live in the USA, but have an Italian birth certificate and passport. How hard would it be now for me to get a job in the EU? And by hard ...
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Finding work in the Netherlands with no experience

I'm an 18-year old French citizen looking forward to working and living in Amsterdam. Given that I don't have any work experience nor degrees and a very limited amount of money (I'll barely have ...
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Moving to Germany with fiancée (both EU citizens) because of work reasons. What if she does not find a job?

Both me and my fiancée are EU citizens (born in Italy, currently living there). So, we have the right to enter/exit Germany without a visa for short periods. Now, I have the opportunity to relocate ...
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Moving to Frankfurt with my Swedish wife, I am not EU citizen

I got married in Sweden (Civil Marriage) and I registered my marriage in Sweden. My wife is Swedish but she is working in Frankfurt. Since she is a EU citizen she has registered herself legally in ...
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What is the process for a Dutch citizen (but non-resident) to get a NIE + Social + Residence card in Spain?

I was born in Canada and acquired Dutch citizenship (by birth) while living there. I have never resided in the EU, but have recently relocated to Spain. I have secured legitimate employment, to ...
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Exchanging an American driving license for a French one

A friend of mine is a dual US / UK citizen, but did his driving test in the USA so holds an Ohio driving license. He has been living for some time now in France. Recently, he's been finding some ...
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Does Germany recognize the Surinder Singh ruling?

Under the Surinder Singh ruling, an EU citizen can choose to be treated under EU freedom of movement law in his or her own country after having exercised freedom of movement in another EU country. ...
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Accumulate years for eventual citizenship at any EU country?

I have a residence permit in the Netherlands and have been working in the country for about 2 years. I am currently thinking about switching jobs and would like to keep options open beyond the ...
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If I adopt Austrian citizenship can I live in the UK?

I'm self employed American, currently living in the US, and have the possibility of becoming an Austrian citizen. Once I do this can I move to and live permanently in the UK (and continue to be self ...
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Holidays in US for close relative's funeral in EU?

I live in Hawaii and my grandfather in Czechia had died. I would like to come to the funeral. I can manage to get the plane tickets, but 1) I'll be away for at least 5 days, and 2) I will be coming ...
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I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany

I am a freelance web developer with all clients in UK but looking to move with family to Germany. So would I need to register as a freelancer in Germany and how soon, if I travel back to England a ...
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How to get a work permit for Moscow, Russia

I am an EU citizen and would like to work in Moscow, Russia. I have been reading that in Russia, foreign citizens must obtain a work permit (aka working-visa) if they want to take up employment. On ...
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Immigrating to UK after New Zealand same-sex marriage

I'm a dual citizen - I maintain both Irish and Australian passports. I currently live in Australia with my boyfriend. If we were to be married in New Zealand (a country that allows same sex marriage) ...
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When returning to the UK from working in the EU, what do you need to show you activated your “Treaty Rights” WRT non-EU family members?

As I understand it, under Directive 2004/38/EC, an EU national who has only ever lived in their own country is governed by national rules when it comes to inviting non-eu family members to join them. ...
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Dutch citizenship by naturalization regulations

I currently reside in the Netherlands as a scientific researcher. I have a valid residence card and employment contract. There are some prospects for me to begin a PhD at a large university here. ...
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Where do I file my tax when participating to the International Internship Programme (VIE) if non-French

International Internship Programme (VIE) is a type of contract that offers to many European citizens to work abroad. From the program description, you are officially employed by the French Ministry of ...
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Getting a “mutuelle” in France with EU health insurance

I have my European (Czech in my case) governmental health insurance, which covers me during my stay in France as much as how local people are covered by "securité sociale", which is 60% of medical ...
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I'm in the US on an F-1 visa. Can I drive with my Italian driving license?

I have been living in Chicago for a couple of years (not continuous) on an F-1 visa. I have not needed a car so far, so I never got an Illinois driving license, but I'll be moving to California soon, ...
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How does the proof-of-financial-means requirement work for EU citizens when migrating to Spain?

In 2012, Spain (in violation of EU law, as far as I know) started requiring EU citizens wishing to establish residency to "produce evidence of sufficient financial means to support themselves."1 What ...
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Can EU citizens participate in European Parliament elections when living outside the EU?

As a EU citizen living outside the EU. Can I participate in elections for the European Parliament? Does it depend on my country of citizenship? My citizenship is Dutch.
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Get the Argentinian resident permit

I'm from Germany but I have lived in Argentina for a year. I currently use a tourist visa for that, leaving and returning to Argentina every 3 months and don't work here. I don't want to work here. I ...
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As an EU citizen living in France, how can I register to vote (eg EU elections)?

As I understand it, as a citizen of another EU country living in France, I'm eligible to vote in some elections, but possibly not all. European Parliament elections should definitely be allowed, and ...
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EEA Family Permit Refused for Mother-In-Law - next steps?

I have my grand mother who is around 80 and lives in India with my brother. My mom is a Portuguese national and she sponsored my dad to come to UK as my dad holds Indian citizenship. Advised by ...
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EU citizen and EU child, non-EU spouse - Netherlands visa

I am an EU citizen (not Dutch), with an EU child, married to a non-EU spouse (South African). I am moving to the Netherlands and am trying to understand the process. I asked an initial question about ...
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US Citizen with EU Spouse who doesn't yet have a job

My husband is an EU (Irish) Citizen and I am a US Citizen, we're currently living in the US. I have received a job offer from an academic institution to do research in Germany and he has not yet found ...
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Health insurance for EU citizen moving to US, as working graduate student

I'm moving to the United States later this year, to begin graduate studies. I've heard a lot of talk about healthcare in the US, but never really paid much attention, until now, when it directly ...
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EU citizens in Germany: is any registration required beyond Anmeldung?

I have moved to Germany as an EU (British) citizen, and completed the standard Anmeldung upon arrival. I work remotely for an Italian employer. Are there any further bureaucratic processes to go ...
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UK immigration application: Evidence / Proof that I lived there (EU citizen, no passport stamps)

I want to apply for UK citizenship, I am an EU national and have studied in the UK for 6 years, with one year interruption (so: 1 year, abroad for a year, and then another 5 years in the UK). My ...
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Is one EU country's driver's license valid in another EU country?

At first I thought it should be! But I've heard this is only applicable if you are on holidays. Once you move your residency to another EU country (e.g. Austrian citizen moves to live in Portugal), ...
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How long can you live+drive in France before you have to change your EU driving license?

If you move to France, and hold a driving license from another EU country, how long can you drive in France on your existing license? Related - when that time is up, what is the process you then have ...
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EU citizen, EU child, non-EU spouse

I am a dual citizen (born in the UK, living in South Africa, dual UK / South African citizenship. My child is also a British citizen. However, my wife is not and only has South African citizenship. ...
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EU citizen going to work in the UK. Can my Chinese girlfriend come with me and possibly work in the UK?

I'm a Dutch citizen currently self-employed and living in China. From March 2018 I'll be working full-time as an employee for a UK company in London. Is it possible for my Chinese girlfriend to come ...
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Maternity in Sweden, on short notice

I have a postdoc position in Sweden starting January next year, and signed the contract already. My fiance and I (we're both German nationals) planned to move to Sweden, me in January, she by the end ...
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Validity after leaving France of the “Carte de séjour membre de famille d'un citoyen de l'union”

Assume a European Union citizen who is not a citizen of France has moved to France for a period longer than 90 days, with his or her spouse. The spouse is not an EU citizen, and has received a carte ...
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My non-EU husband working and staying in Ireland?

I am an Irish citizen. I got married to non-EU citizen. We got marriage certificate done in Ukraine. We applied for joint visa (irish nat. spouse) and got a refusal due to not been employed 3 years ...
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UK provisional driver's license without sending passport by post

I am looking to obtain a provisional driver's license in the UK, so I can start taking lessons. All the forms and documentations indicate that they need to be mailed to Swansea along with your ...
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Is it financially advantageous to transfer my Canadian earnings to Europe monthly, on in a big lump at the end of my stay?

I have my savings in Euros on a Dutch bank account, but my earnings are presently in Canadian dollars. I will likely live and work in Canada for three years. Connsidering the costs of transferring ...
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A EU remote worker operating via a LLC in the USA

I'm currently based in Germany (but originally from another EU country) and will be working remotely as a software developer for a US company on and off for a few months in a year. They suggested that ...
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How can my non-EU citizen wife settle with me in the UK?

I am an EU citizen, married to non-EU citizen. We currently live in the Caribbean and are planning on moving shortly to London. What will I have to do to enable my wife to accompany, and stay with ...