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Re: Directive 2004/38/EC thread

Post by smah » Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:45 pm

Guys, my husband applied to travel with me to Italy back in 2019 and after paid background check with long delay they refused his visa saying wrong application made. Taken your advise on this thread we contacted Solvit and they were helpful but again the Italian embassy in Bangladesh took round about 8 month of throwing it to each other between them and Solvit and in the last week of December 2020 they informed Solvit that they will issue my husband with a visa without justification but they never contacted my husband ever since. Any attempt we made to contact them was futile as the embassy in these third world countries have no accountability and act as though they are doing you favour by making life hell!! Now my husband of course have UK residency permit and we want to travel to Europe . So we need good guidance where and how do we go about it after proper Brexit now.. by the way I am White British holding British passport if that is of any concerns. Thanks in advance for your help

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Re: Directive 2004/38/EC thread

Post by digitalvannomad » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:36 pm

Hello everyone,

I've been reading all day on this forum but I've not been able to find a clear answer for our specific situation:

I'm a Dutch citizen living in Romania (for 10 years already). My wife is from Indonesia and lives with me in Romania, she has a family member residence permit in Romania.

We are currently traveling around Europe in a camper. Is it correct that my wife has the same freedom of movement rights as me? Meaning we can travel together around Schengen / Europe with no time limit as long as we don't stay longer as 90 days in a specific EU country?

I thought initially that the 90/180 day limit applied, but the consular office in Netherlands has told me that the freedom of movement rights means we can travel longer as these 90 days in Schengen, as long as we travel together and can proof that we are married.

Could anyone please confirm that this is correct? Can we travel together around Schengen with no time limit? (Except for the 90 days per country)

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