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  • In the global context , a resident (national or alien ) departing or exiting from one State intending to remain abroad for a period exceeding one year.
  • In the EU context , a person who, having previously been usually resident in the territory of an EU Member State, ceases to have their usual residence in that EU Member State for a period that is, or is expected to be, of at least 12 months.



  • BG: емигрант
  • CS: vystěhovalec / emigrant
  • DE: Abwanderer / Auswanderer / Emigrant
  • EL: απόδημος / εξερχόμενος μετανάστης
  • EN: emigrant
  • ES: emigrante
  • ET: väljarändaja
  • FI: maastamuuttaja
  • FR: émigrant
  • GA: eisimirceach
  • HU: emigráns
  • IT: emigrante
  • LT: emigrantas
  • LV: emigrants
  • MT: Emigrant(a)
  • NL: emigrant
  • PL: emigrant
  • PT: emigrante
  • RO: emigrant
  • SK: vysťahovalec / emigrant
  • SL: izseljenec /emigrant
  • SV: utvandrare
  • NO: utvandrer

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National legislation might understand different time limits in their definitions.