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Visa and residence rights

Bulgarian consultant can work in Luxembourg

A Bulgarian national with a French qualification was offered a job in a consultancy firm in Luxembourg. The company had made arranged for a work permit for their new employee.

However, the procedure was taking much longer than the expected 2-3 months. This was jeopardising the Bulgarian's chances of getting his job.

Following SOLVIT’s intervention, the work permit was delivered and the Bulgarian national was able to start his job in Luxembourg.

Solved within 8 weeks.

More on: Work permits


Brazilian wife of Belgian citizen can travel in Europe

The Brazilian wife of a Belgian national living in the UK was prevented from travelling to France for urgent medical reasons because the British authorities exceeded the 6-month time limit (set by EU law) for renewing residence permits.

After SOLVIT’s intervention, the documents were rapidly issued.

Solved within 4 weeks.

More on: Residence rights for non-EU relatives of EU nationals


French student pilot can register as resident in Belgium

A French national studying to become a pilot at a Belgian flight training school could not register as a student with the Belgian authorities because the school was private and not recognised by the Belgian regional authorities. However, the Belgian transport ministry recognised the certificates issued by the school as official ones.

SOLVIT was able to convince the Belgian authorities that, under EU law, the French national should be able to register in Belgium as a student.

Solved within 8 weeks.

More on: Residence rights for students


Austrian artist can register as resident in Luxembourg

An Austrian artist wanted to register as a resident in Luxembourg. He handed in all the necessary papers to the local authorities but they refused to register him unless he presented a statement of support from a resident in Luxembourg.

SOLVIT pointed out that this additional requirement was not in line with EU law.

The local authority revised its position and issued the registration certificate.

Solved within 1 week.

More on: Residence rights and formalities