Making citizens’ lives easier
Free circulation of civil documents
Factsheet (published December 2010) [230 KB]
Enabling free circulation
Michalis from Cyprus wants to marry Sanna from Finland, but he is required to produce a certificate of no impediment, which does not exist under Cypriot law.
Which action(s) did the 2010 EU Citizenship Report foresee?
To facilitate the free circulation of public documents (e.g. birth certificates)
What progress has been made?
- On 14 Dec 2010 the Commission launched a broad consultation calling for contributions from citizens and civil society organisations. The consultation ended on 10 May 2011.
Currently, the Commission is analysing the numerous contributions and identifying best options for future work. Legislative instruments are foreseen in 2012.