Non-EU nationals — entry and residence for research, studies, training, voluntary service, secondary education and au pairing

 

SUMMARY OF:

Directive (EU) 2016/801 — entry and residence conditions for non-EU nationals for the purposes of research, studies, training, voluntary service, pupil exchange schemes or educational projects and au pairing

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE DIRECTIVE?

It sets out European Union (EU) rules on the conditions of entry and residence for non-EU researchers, students, trainees, volunteers, school pupils and au pairs.

KEY POINTS

Scope

Admission

Rights

Mobility

Procedure and transparency

The directive sets out the rules on the processing of applications:

FROM WHEN DOES THE DIRECTIVE APPLY?

It has applied since 22 May 2016.

Directive (EU) 2016/801 revised and replaced Directives 2004/114/EC and 2005/71/EC. The new rules contained in Directive (EU) 2016/801 had to become law in the EU countries by 23 May 2018.

BACKGROUND

MAIN DOCUMENT

Directive (EU) 2016/801 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, studies, training, voluntary service, pupil exchange schemes or educational projects and au pairing (recast) (OJ L 132, 21.5.2016, pp. 21-57)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Council Directive 2004/114/EC of 13 December 2004 on the conditions of admission of third-country nationals for the purposes of studies, pupil exchange, unremunerated training or voluntary service (OJ L 375, 23.12.2004, pp. 12-18)

Council Directive 2005/71/EC of 12 October 2005 on a specific procedure for admitting third-country nationals for the purposes of scientific research (OJ L 289, 3.11.2005, pp. 15-22)

last update 05.10.2017