6.2.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 38/7


Request for a preliminary ruling from the Rechtbank Den Haag, zittingsplaats Amsterdam (Netherlands) lodged on 31 October 2016 — A, S v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie

(Case C-550/16)

(2017/C 038/10)

Language of the case: Dutch

Referring court

Rechtbank Den Haag, zittingsplaats Amsterdam

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicants: A, S

Defendant: Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie

Question referred

In matters relating to family reunification for refugees, must the term ‘unaccompanied minor’, within the meaning of Article 2(f) of Council Directive 2003/86/EC (1) of 22 September 2003 on the right to family reunification, also cover a third-country national or stateless person below the age of 18 who arrives on the territory of a Member State unaccompanied by an adult responsible by law or custom and who:

applies for asylum,

during the asylum procedure, attains the age of 18 on the territory of the Member State,

is granted asylum with retroactive effect to the date of the application, and

subsequently applies for family reunification?


(1)  Council Directive 2003/86/EC of 22 September 2003 on the right to family reunification (OJ 2003 L 251, p. 12).