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EU Immigration Portal

Coming to the European Union?

Welcome to the EU Immigration Portal. On these pages you can find practical information about coming to work or study in the EU for more than 90 days, to provide services in the framework of EU trade agreements and on how to join your family in the EU. If you already are in the EU and you would like to know more about your rights or you would like to move from one EU country to another, you can also find relevant information on this Portal.

If you are planning a short stay of up to 90 days in one of the EU Member States and associated states that are part of the Schengen area you can find information here.

Which country do you want to go to?

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The EU and its Member States share the competence in the area of immigration.

The image depicts a puzzle with one piece standing out, labelled "IMMIGRATION," against the rest of the puzzle patterned with the European Union flag's blue background and yellow stars.

You can discover on these pages whether you fall into any of the categories of people covered by the EU Directives.

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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.

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On these pages you will find information on what human trafficking and smuggling are, how the EU works to prevent these crimes, punish the offenders and protect the victims.