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Frequently-asked questions

  • I am a non-EU citizen and wish to travel from my home country to an EU country. How can the EU Immigration Portal help me?
  • You will find basic information on the EU Immigration Portal about how to legally enter an EU country, for example which authorities to contact, the procedure to follow and what documentsyou will need to show at the border. You can also find out about the risks of travelling to the EU without authorisation, the rights you have regardless of your status and the protection available in the EU for victims of human trafficking.

    More detailed information can be found by following the links to official national websites and by searching the Directory of migration-related organisations.

    Please note that the EU Immigration Portal exists for information purposes only and does not give legal advice, counsel or opinion of any nature. The European Commission is not responsible for any action taken based on its contents.

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  • I am a non-EU citizen living outside the EU and wish to come to an EU country to work. How can the EU Immigration Portal help me?
  • You will find basic information on the EU Immigration Portal about what you need to do to work in an EU country as an employee, a seasonal worker, a highly-qualified worker or as a self-employed person. This information includes details about the documents you must have, the procedure to follow and which authorities to contact. You can also find out about the rights you can enjoy while working in the EU.

    More detailed information can be found by following the links to official national websites.

    Please note that the EU Immigration Portal exists for information purposes only and does not give legal advice, counsel or opinion of any nature. The European Commission is not responsible for any action taken based on its contents.

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  • I am a non-EU citizen living outside the EU and wish to come to an EU country to study. How can the EU Immigration Portal help me?
  • You will find basic information on the EU Immigration Portal about what you need to do to study in an EU country, for example the documents you must have, the procedure to follow and which authorities to contact. You can also find out about the rights you can enjoy while studying there.

    More detailed information can be found by following the links to national official websites.

    Please note that the EU Immigration Portal exists for information purposes only and does not give legal advice, counsel or opinion of any nature. The European Commission is not responsible for any action taken based on its contents.

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  • I am a non-EU citizen living in an EU country and wish to bring my non-EU family members to live with me there. How can the EU Immigration Portal help me?
  • You can find basic information on whether and how your family members can join you in the EU country you live in, for example which family members are eligible to apply, what documents you need to have, the procedure to follow and the authorities to contact. You will also find information about the rights your family members can enjoy once admitted to that country.

    More detailed information can be found by following the linksto national official websites and by searching the Directory of migration-related organisations.

    Please note that the EU Immigration Portal exists for information purposes only and does not give legal advice, counsel or opinion of any nature. The European Commission is not responsible for any action taken based on its contents.

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  • I live in an EU country where I have the status of refugee. Can I find information relevant to my status on the EU Immigration Portal?
  • No. The EU Immigration Portal does not provide information on the specific rules that apply to non-EU citizens who have the status of refugee in an EU country.

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  • Does the EU Immigration Portal provide users with a forum for discussion?
  • No. The EU Immigration Portal provides basic information on European and national immigration policies and law to non-EU citizens, migrant intermediary organisations, immigration law practitioners, officials, employers, and to the public at large. It does not provide any facility for interaction between users and is not a forum for discussion.

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  • I work for a migration support organisation and wish to download legislation and reports relating to immigration to the EU. How can the EU Immigration Portal help me?
  • The EU Immigration Portal is not a documentation centre. It gives you basic information on European and national immigration policies and law. However it also provides a Directory and links to further information available on national official websites, which might provide you with the documentation you need.

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