Last checked: 02/04/2022

Your parents

If you are an EU citizen moving to another EU country to live, work or study, EU rules make it easier for your family to join you. On this page, you can find out how your parents can join you.


However, if you are an EU citizen and have never lived in another EU country only national rules will apply.

Are you working, a pensioner, have your own resources?

If you are working, are a pensioner or have sufficient resources, your parents will be treated in the same way as your spouse or children.

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Are you studying?

If you are a student, your parents will be treated as more distant relatives.

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EU legislation

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