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Travel facilities for school pupils from Non-EU Member Countries

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Travel facilities for school pupils from Non-EU Member Countries

1) OBJECTIVE

To lay down the conditions under which school pupils from Non-EU Member Countries resident in a Member State may enter and temporarily reside on the territory of other Member States.

2) UNION MEASURES

Council Decision 94/795/JHA of 30 November 1994 on a joint action adopted by the Council on the basis of Article K.3(2)(b) of the Treaty on European Union concerning travel facilities for school pupils from Non-EU Member Countries resident in a Member State.

[Official Journal L 327 of 19.12.1994]

3) CONTENTS

No Member State can require a visa of a school pupil from a Non-EU Member Country:

  • who is resident in another Member State;
  • and seeks to enter its territory either for a short stay or for transit purposes, provided that he fulfils the conditions described in the Decision.

However, Member States may refuse entry of school pupils who do not fulfil the relevant immigration conditions:

  • laid down at national level;
  • and applicable in addition to those specified above.

Member States must take back without formalities school pupils admitted to the territory of another Member State on the basis of this joint action.

Possibility, in exceptional cases, of deviating from the provisions of the joint action.

4) deadline for implementation of the legislation in the member states

30.06.1995

5) date of entry into force (if different from the above)

Decision 94/795/JHA: 19.12.1994, except in the case of derogations

6) implementing measures

Last updated: 08.09.2005

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