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On these pages you can find general information on what rules apply if you are a non-EU citizen already in an EU country and would like:

  • your family to join you
  • to become a long-term resident
  • to move to another EU country
  • to know more on what the EU is doing to promote integration

While immigration rules vary from country to country, these pages explain the general conditions and procedures which you can expect to find in most EU countries.

Applications for family reunification or long-term resident status must always be made to the authorities of the EU country you are already living in.

This information applies in 25 of the 27 EU countries, excluding Denmark and Ireland.