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family member

Definition(s)

(a) the spouse;

(b) the partner with whom the union citizen has contracted a registered partnership, on the basis of the legislation of a EU Member State, if the legislation of the host Member State treats registered partnerships as equivalent to marriage and in accordance with the conditions laid down in the relevant legislation of the host Member State;

(c) the direct descendants who are under the age of 21 or are dependants and those of the spouse or partner as defined in point (b);

(d) the dependent direct relatives in the ascending line and those of the spouse or partner as defined in point (b).

  • In the context of asylum , and in particular Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 (Dublin III Regulation), this means insofar as the family already existed in the country of origin, the following members of the applicant’s family who are present on the territory of the EU Member States:

a) the spouse of the applicant or their unmarried partner in a stable relationship, where the law or practice of the EU Member State concerned treats unmarried couples in a way comparable to married couples under its law relating to third-country nationals;

b) the minor children of couples referred to in the first indent or of the applicant, on condition that they are unmarried and regardless of whether they were born in or out of wedlock or adopted as defined under national law;

c) when the applicant is a minor and unmarried, the father, mother or another adult responsible for the applicant, whether by law or by the practice of the Member State where the adult is present;

d) when the beneficiary of international protection is a minor and unmarried, the father, mother or another adult responsible for them whether by law or by the practice of the Member State where the beneficiary is present.

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Translations

BG: член на семейство

CS: rodinný příslušník

DE: Familienangehöriger

EL: μέλος οικογένειας

EN: family member

ES: Miembro de la familia

ET: perekonnaliige

FI: perheenjäsen

FR: membre de (la) famille

GA: duine muinteartha

HU: családtag

IT: familiare

LT: šeimos narys

LV: ģimenes loceklis

MT: Membru tal-familja

NL: gezinslid

PL: członek rodziny

PT: membro da familia

RO: membru de familie

SK: rodinný príslušník / člen rodiny

SL: družinski član

SV: familjemedlem

NO: familiemedlem

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