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right of residence

Definition(s)

The right to regularly reside in a given country, according to the migration law of that country.

Source(s)

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Translations

  • BG: право на пребиваване
  • CS: právo na pobyt
  • DE: Aufenthaltsrecht
  • EL: δικαίωμα διαμονής
  • EN: right of residence
  • ES: derecho de residencia
  • ET: elamisõigus
  • FI: oleskeluoikeus
  • FR: droit de séjour
  • GA: ceart cónaithe
  • HU: tartózkodási jog
  • IT: diritto di soggiorno
  • LT: teisė gyventi šalyje
  • LV: uzturēšanās tiesības
  • MT: Dritt għar-residenza
  • NL: verblijfsrecht
  • PL: prawo pobytu
  • PT: direito de residência
  • RO: drept de şedere / rezidenţă
  • SK: právo zdržiavať sa v krajine / právo na pobyt v krajine
  • SL: pravica do prebivanja
  • SV: uppehållsrätt
  • NO: rett til opphold (b); rett til opphald (n)

Synonym(s)

  • right to reside

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Note(s)

In the EU context, the right of residence for EU citizens is covered by Council Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive) which differentiates between the right of residence for up to three months (Art. 6) and the right of residence for more than three months (Art. 7). EEA and Swiss citizens enjoy the same rights as Union citizens within the European area of free movement.