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The logic of the system is simple: In the EU, only the state where you reside is competent for driving license issues. As a rule, other member states — including the one where you originally obtained your license — should refuse to issue a (duplicate) license. It's sometimes possible to fall through the cracks depending on the kind of evidence required to ...


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Expanding a bit on my comments (even if it's not a full answer), I think the key question here is whether marrying in Sweden is possible under short-stay rules (legally and practically). If Swedish authorities frown upon it, expect documentation you cannot have as a non-resident, impose extra checks or delays for foreigners before the marriage or require a ...


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In general, under directive 2004/38/CE, EU citizens have a very broad freedom of movement within the European Union but holding a valid travel document can be required. However, article 5(4) gives a bit of leeway: Where a Union citizen, or a family member who is not a national of a Member State, does not have the necessary travel documents or, if required, ...


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That's not what the Blue Card system is for. You have to apply and reside in the country where you would be working. Since you mentioned applying in France, let's assume you found a job there. The residence permit you will get does not allow you to live in Germany and won't offer a path to permanent residence there. The only rules that apply are French rules ...


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What happens once my parents are with me in Austria and I lose my job? Do they get access to social benefits from Austria? At least in the first few years, your parents' status depends on yours as does that of your spouse and children if they are not EU citizens themselves. That means not only social benefits but also the right to reside in the country ...


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There is no reason to think EU law has changed because of Brexit and it could indeed be used creatively by British citizens. Note however that freedom of movement rights for parents has always been limited, Chen works because the EU citizen is a minor who had been living in the UK. I am not 100% sure of that but I suspect it could be difficult to use that ...


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Turned out to be a non-event. Customs guy swabbed the car steering wheel (drugs? explosives?), then looked in the car, chock full of stuff, and asked who it belonged to. I said me. He then asked if I had anything to declare. I said a bottle of scotch and two bottles of port. He said that's fine, enjoy your drinks. Off I went.


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A ban should not in and of itself prevent you from applying nor should it lead to an automatic refusal. The standard Swedish authorities have to apply is that three conditions are fulfilled: Your sponsor is an EU citizen who has the right to reside in Sweden (i.e. has work or sufficient means not to be a burden to the welfare system) Your relationship with ...


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The deciding factor is whether your grandfather was a French citizen (statut civil de droit commun) or not (statut civil de droit local). Having lived or even being born in mainland France is not enough to establish that someone from colonial Algeria left the ”native” (“indigène”) status or was granted French citizenship. Historically, settlers from mainland ...


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Similar procedures exist in the EU but the details depend on the country in question. It's not really relevant to this scenario, though. You are not transferring your residence to the EU. In fact, you won't be residing in the EU at all. Therefore you won't qualify for a transfer of residence tax relief and there is no point researching those. To the extent ...


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This is best answered at your registry office where you and your EU citizen partner are registered. If they recognise your civil partnership, then they will issue you a residence permit as a family member of an EU citizen. And what if we get married? We both want to get married but we postponed it because of the pandemic. Then you would definitely get a ...


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Can I leave the EU for the USA on my American Passport Name 2 Yes. it does not have a stamp of arrival in the EU. It doesn't matter; you are an Italian citizen. Bring the document that you received when you "received citizenship." When you show that, they will not be interested in your passport stamps. the permiso de soggiorno is still in ...


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A residence permit issued based on the withdrawal agreement (Aufenthaltsdokuments-GB, Artikel 50 EVU) includes an unrestricted work permit, based on the non-discrimination of existing rights to equal treatment portion of the withdrawal agreement (Article 12). So the field TYPE OF PERMIT should contain the text: ARTIKEL 50 EVU as shown in the image: This ...


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As long as you are not a Dutch citizen, your wife can join you in the Netherlands under EU law. All the restrictions that apply to the spouses of Dutch citizens and third-country citizens do not apply to you. She should travel to the Netherlands without a visa, carrying proof that she is the spouse of an EU citizen. She would then apply for a “Toetsing aan ...


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Since I no longer plan to live in France, am I indeed obliged to change it into a French one? Your plans don't matter - the member state where you currently have normal residence does: DIRECTIVE 2006/126/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 20 December 2006 on driving licences (Recast) [...] Article 7 Issue, validity and renewal 1. ...


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EU law doesn't readily apply to you if you only ever lived in Austria but it is indeed possible to benefit from it when coming back to Austria after living together (not you alone) elsewhere in the EU. This is called the ”Surinder Singh route”. A lot of the literature online refers to the UK as that's where the original case stemmed from. It doesn't apply ...


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I believe they are mentioning that you must have your permanent residence granted under the EU rules, rather than Finnish rules. EU Long Term Residence rather than Permanent Residence.


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There is a lot of confusion about this issue and it's difficult to find explicit confirmation but your understanding seems right to me. This document from the Bundesagentur für Arbeit touches upon it: Brauchen Praktikantinnen/Praktikanten ein Visum? Staatsangehörige der EU-Staaten benötigen zur Einreise in die Bundesrepublik Deutschland kein Visum. ...


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I'm not 100% certain, but it seems that yes, documents not in French require a court approved translation. I believe the translation to French must be conducted first, and then what the French call "legalisation" which I believe must be carried out by the French embassy or consulate in the country where the document was issued. This is not required ...


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