"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Friday 30 May 2014

Right of Union citizens and their family members to move and reside freely within the Union.
Guide on how to get the best out of Directive 2004/38/EC


Mirrored at :

'Union citizens are at the heart of the European project and citizenship of the Union grants them a number of important rights
including the right to vote and stand as a candidate in municipal and European Parliament elections in the Member State in which they reside.

'Union citizenship does not replace national citizenship, merely complements it.

'Union citizenship also confers on every Union citizen a personal right to move freely around the Union and settle anywhere within its territory.

'This right is one of the most visible advantages of a united Europe for individual citizens. Already around 7 million Union citizens have taken advantage of this right and now live in another Member State of the Union.

'Many more of them travel regularly to other Member States for business or as tourists and enjoy fast-track checks at borders or even no checks at all.

'So Union citizenship offers concrete rights for all Union citizens! '

Very useful for those exercising free movement rights to be with their loved ones.

See also -

Surinder Singh for newbies :

Family unity - the European way :

A great Facebook support group for people going through the route :

A video on one family's experience of the route :

Surinder Singh stories (lots of links to various people's personal experiences at the bottom of the post) :

Wayne P.'s 'Surinder Singh information' pages :

More posts on Surinder Singh :

More useful documents :

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