to accompany or join you in a Member State other than that of yournationality. This right applies irrespective whether they havepreviously been residing in another Member State.
Who is a Union citizen?
A Union citizen is any person having the nationality of a MemberState. If you have dual or multiple nationalities, you are a Unioncitizen if you hold the nationality of at least one Member State.
Who is a family member?
The following persons are your family members, as defined by theDirective:
with whom you have concluded a registeredpartnership on the basis of the legislation of a Member State – however, the registered partner has the right to accompany or join you only in the Member States which treat registered partnerships asequivalent to marriage;
your direct descendants
i.e. children, grand-children…)
who are under the age of 21 or are dependants and those of yourspouse or registered partner;
your dependent direct relatives in the ascending line
i.e. parents, grand-parents …
) and those of your spouse or registeredpartner. The above family members enjoy the rights granted by the Directive when they join or accompany you and the
Member States have noscope for discretion in recognition of their rights
What about other family members?
Other family members such as siblings
, cousins, aunts and unclesand other relatives
have the right to have their entry and residencefacilitated by the host Member State if they are dependant on you orare members of your household or where serious health groundsstrictly require your personal care. This could be the case as well of your non dependant parents or children of more than 21 years if they live with you.
Your registered partner enjoys the same right as other familymembers in the Member States which do not treat registeredpartnerships as equivalent to marriage. The same goes also for your
partner with whom you have a durable duly attestedrelationship
. This concept of partnership covers same and differentsex partnerships and de facto partnerships, such as cohabitation.