Immigration to European countries, don't post UK or Ireland related topics!
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Family members of EU citizens previously relied on Directive 38/2004/EC to receive European (predominantly Schengen) visas free, in an expedited manner and supported by a very limited set of documents.
Following UK's exit from EU, what is the legal framework that EU citizens' non-EU family members rely upon when applying for European (Shengen) visas please? Is this a Withdrawal agreement? I looked it up but it is mainly concerned with EU/UK citizens and their rights, and unlike the Directive, does not explicitly deals with family members' rights.
Would knowledgeable members have an answer to this question?
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As far as I know there is no specific law framework dealing with non-EU citizens' as part of or resulting from the EU Withdrawal Agreement.
Non-EU family members of EU citizens are third party nationals and if "visa nationals" require a visa to visit the Schengen area.
Perhaps this link to the3million organisation may help - the t3m represent EU citizens and their family members:
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