This inform offers a thorough examination of the legislation and practices across the EMN Member and Observer Countries. It specifically looks at the procedures in place for applying for family reunification and how these have evolved considering recent (since 2017) case law before the European Court of Justice (CJEU), and where relevant the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

The inform highlights the overall process of family reunification, documentary evidence needed, and family reunification with or for children coming of age. It also addresses the different practices between minor and the specific case of dependent adult children.

Distinctions arise when considering the overall submission, processing and examination of applications for family reunification across EMN Member and Observer Countries, notably in eligibility criteria and application procedures. This includes countries covered by the Family Reunification Directive and those not covered, including Ireland and the EMN Observer Countries who also took part in this inform (Norway and Serbia).


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