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family tracing

Definition(s)

Search for family members, including relatives or former caregivers of unaccompanied minors and separated children, with the aim of ensuring the restoration of family links and the right of family unity.

Source(s)

Translations

  • BG: Проследяване на семейството
  • CS: vyhledávání členů rodiny
  • DE: Suche nach Familienangehörigen
  • EL: εντοπισμός της οικογένειας
  • EN: family tracing
  • ES: localización familiar
  • ET: perekonnaliikmete otsimine
  • FI: perheenjäsenten jäljittäminen
  • FR: recherche des familles
  • GA: Teaghlach a lorg
  • HU: családi kapcsolatok felkutatása
  • IT: indagini familiari
  • LT: šeimos narių paieška
  • LV: ģimenes locekļu meklēšana
  • MT: Tiftix (Tfittxija) għal tal-familja /għal membri tal-familja
  • NL: opsporing van familieleden
  • PT: localização das famílias
  • SK: pátranie po rodinných príslušníkoch / vyhľadávanie rodinných príslušníkov
  • SL: iskanje družine
  • SV: familjespårning
  • NO: familesporing

Broader Term(s)

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Note(s)

1. Family tracing can be applied in different migration procedures. It is primarily done for unaccompanied minors and separated children with the aim of ensuring the best interests of the child (BIC) in the respective procedure.
2. In the EU context , separated children are covered by unaccompanied minors.
3. According to Art. 6(4) of Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 (Dublin III Regulation) , the EU Member State where an unaccompanied minor lodged an application for international protection shall as soon as possible take appropriate action to identify family members, siblings or relatives of the unaccompanied minor in the territory of the EU Member State whilst protecting the best interests of the child.
4. The understanding of this term may vary in the EU Member/EFTA States.