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The removal of:

(a) a third-country national subject to an expulsion decision based on a serious and present threat to public order or to national security and safety taken in the following cases:
- conviction of a third-country national by the issuing EU Member State for an offence punishable by a penalty involving deprivation of liberty of at least one year;
- the existence of serious grounds for believing that a third-country national has committed serious criminal offences or the existence of solid evidence of their intention to commit such offences within the territory of a Member State.

(b) a third-country national subject to an expulsion decision based on failure to comply with national rules on the entry or residence of aliens.


Art. 3(1) of Council Directive 2001/40/EC (Expulsion Directive)


  • BG: експулсиране
  • CS: vyhoštění
  • DE: Rückführung (EU acquis) / Ausweisung (DE)
  • EL: απέλαση
  • EN: expulsion
  • ES: expulsión
  • ET: väljasaatmine
  • FI: maasta poistaminen (not in general use)
  • FR: éloignement (acquis UE, BE, FR) ; expulsion (LU)
  • GA: díbirt / ionnarbadh
  • HU: kiutasítás (when implemented with official escort: kitoloncolás)
  • IT: espulsione
  • LT: išsiuntimas
  • LV: piespiedu izraidīšana
  • MT: Espulsjoni / Tkeċċija
  • NL: verwijdering / uitzetting / uitwijzing
  • PL: wydalenie
  • PT: expulsão
  • RO: expulzare / returnare (forţată) sub escortă
  • SK: vyhostenie
  • SL: izgon / odstranitev
  • SV: avvisning / utvisning
  • NO: utvisning (b); utvising (n)

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In FI, the preferred English translation is ‘removal from the country’.