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Obtaining citizenship and then "overstaying" old visa

Would there it be a problem in this case? No. EU countries aren't supposed to stamp EU passports, so virtually no Italian (or other EU citizen) leaving France (or other Schengen country) has any ...
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Emigrating to Finland without a job

For Finland, you may find information on registering your right of residence here: https://migri.fi/en/registration-of-right-of-residence. Employment is not a requirement to exercise your freedom of ...
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Accumulate years for eventual citizenship at any EU country?

No. (At least, I can say with certainty that Germany only counts residency in Germany. I strongly expect the other countries to be the same.) Granting citizenship is solely at the discretion of ...
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Accumulate years for eventual citizenship at any EU country?

Generally not. Residence requirements for naturalization generally refer to residence in the country itself. As an example, the naturalization requirements for France include in some cases a ...
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I recently became an EU national from a country different of the one I live. How do I get insured?

Your citizenship is irrelevant, you only get a EHIC through affiliation with one of the EU's statutory healthcare/insurance systems. You could therefore have gotten one as a Brazilian citizen and ...
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Immigrating to UK after New Zealand same-sex marriage

If we were to be married in New Zealand (a country that allows same sex marriage) can we then migrate to London where he would be able to live and work as my spouse? Yes. There are a number of ...
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EU citizen, permanent resident in UK, applying for British citizenship

There isn't really a conflict here although that may not be obvioius. Citizenship is not a visa and is handled by a different government department. Hence their considerations are decididly neutral. ...
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EU citizen and EU child, non-EU spouse - Netherlands visa

Do we apply for a Schengen or MVV visa in South Africa to allow my wife to enter the Netherlands? It's not really clear whether they will process your application as an MVV application, but there is ...
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Can I sue an embasssy for failing to consider my request for family reunification?

You cannot "sue" the embassy per se and you certainly cannot (effectively) do that in front of foreign courts. What you can do will depend entirely on the country in question (even within the EU) but ...
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I think I have overstayed in Denmark as an EU citizen, but I need to apply for residency. What are the consequences?

The way EU law is structured, EU citizens cannot really “overstay” and technicalities like that should not have an incidence on your right to reside in another EU country. Think of it as being late on ...
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How can I get my passport back while my application for UK Permanent Residence is under process?

You are able to have your documents returned to you (emphasis mine). Get your visa, immigration or citizenship documents back You can ask for your passport and other documents to be returned ...
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Situation where EU freedom of movement is restricted by a combination of government red tape and corporate policy

Yes, it's a problem and the EU is aware of it, e.g. through requests submitted to Solvit, where Sweden has one of the worst resolution rates. The EU internal market scoreboard notes that Most ...
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Working remotely for Germany and living in Spain

The main general rule is that you are taxed on where you are living unless there are extra considerations, including for example bilateral agreements of the countries involved. Since this can get ...
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How much easier it is to immigrate to Switzerland if you are an EU citizen?

It's a lot easier from a legal standpoint. EU freedom of movement applies in Switzerland and the main requirement to obtain a work permit is simply having a job offer. Employers are free to hire any ...
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EU Citizens living and working in the UK, and current / pre-existing rules for permanent status?

Until we know more of the new laws and regulations there is at the moment one and only one sure way of an EU citizen to remain in the UK after Brexit, which is naturalising as a citizen. For this they ...
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Rights of EU/EC permanent residents - can I formally move?

Your edit seems to have answered your question, and the answer is yes. The relevant directive is 2003/109/EC. It gives you a right to a residence permit in Germany, unless your current country of ...
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EEA Family permit application... please help

The page refers elsewhere to "the EEA national" in the third person. One is therefore tempted to conclude that the second person ("you") refers to the applicant. However, I used this form a little ...
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Preparation for moving to Prague: what comes first?

I'd recommend to start by looking for a job. First, it will be less stressful to move into a new country if you already have a job lined up; second, your employer will probably be able to help you ...
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How exactly can a British citizen exercise EU Treaty Rights. Any particular steps?

You are asking about EU freedom of movement, controlled by directive 2004/38/EC. This directive defines several rights in connection with freedom of movement. These rights extend to citizens of EU ...
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Can one stay in Sweden while an application for residency under EU freedom of movement law is processing?

On http://europa.eu it says; During their first 3 months in your host country, your family members who are not EU nationals cannot be required to apply for a residence card confirming their ...
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EU citizens in Germany: is any registration required beyond Anmeldung?

When you are asking if any further registration will be required, the question will be "what for"? When it comes to your right to live in Germany indefinitely, the "Anmeldung" will indeed be all you ...
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EU citizen, EU child, non-EU spouse

It doesn't differ much from EU country to EU country (except your own country, where you are generally not covered by EU rules) because, as soon as you are making use of your right to freedom of ...
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EU citizen and EU child, non-EU spouse - Netherlands visa

I have gone through a similar process to move to the Netherlands from the UK with my girlfriend who is an EU citizen. Since we are not married, my answers might be slightly different from what you ...
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Health insurance after getting Hungarian birth certificate

The EU/EEA has a coordination system for social security (which includes national health insurance). One of the fundamental rules of this system is that you are always subject to exactly one national ...
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Accumulate years for eventual citizenship at any EU country?

This is not an answer to your question, but provides a possible solution. You could apply to be a Cross-border commuter. Netherlands being pretty small, you could still work along the border in either ...
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US citizen expat with EU citizen wife and kids moving to the US- residence ans/or citizenship

You probably did not meet the conditions for transmitting US citizenship to a child born abroad, which, for a child born abroad to one US citizen parent and one alien parent after 1986, requires that ...
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Do parents need to be dependent for EU familiy reunification?

Your reasoning hinges on the notion that parents are necessarily household members. On a purely formal level, it's not the case, it's an additional material requirement thus explicitely ruling out ...
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