Legislation - Asylum and Managed Migration

Legislation

Key legal documents

Additionally, a number of European legislative acts in the area of asylum and migration policy are relevant to the compilation and reporting of statistics on asylum and managed migration:

Asylum and Dublin statistics:

  • the Qualification Directive on standards for the qualification of non-EU nationals and stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection, for a uniform status for refugees or for persons eligible for subsidiary protection
  • the Asylum Procedures Directive on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection
  • the Reception Conditions Directive laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection
  • the Dublin Regulation establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or stateless person
  • the EURODAC Regulation on the access to the EU fingerprint database of asylum seekers

Residence permits:

  • the Family Reunification Directive on the right to family reunification
  • the Long-term Permit Directive concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents
  • the Single Permit Directive on a single application procedure granting the right to third-country nationals to reside and work in the territory of a Member State
  • the EU Blue Card Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment
  • the Intra-corporate Transferee Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer
  • the Seasonal Workers Directive on the conditions of entry and stay of third-country nationals for the purpose of seasonal work
  • the Student and Researcher Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, studies, training, voluntary service, pupil exchange schemes or educational projects and au pairing

Enforcement of immigration legislation (EIL):

  • the Schengen Borders Code Regulation on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders
  • the Directive on common standards and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third-country nationals

For the exhaustive list of legislative acts please refer to the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME) website here.