Your EU rights
As a national of an EU country – or Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway – you have certain rights when living or studying in other European countries.
In some cases, the EU can help if you have problems asserting these rights in practice.
In many cases, the best place to get help is from national bodies, rather than the EU.
Problems with a public authority in another EU country
- social security rights (family benefits, urgent healthcare, pensions, ...)
- your residence rights or those of your non-EU relative
- recognising your professional qualifications
- vehicle registration
- driving licences
Buying goods or services in the country where you are living Buying goods or services in another EU country Out of court dispute with a financial service Out of court dispute about goods bought online Making or receiving payments abroad in the EU
Unfair treatment by an EU body
- passport lost or stolen
- serious accident, illness or death
- violent crime
- arrest or detention
- emergency relief or repatriation