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Question about EU laws
« on: October 20, 2015, 04:23:47 AM »
I have a question for people who have knowledge/experience with EU laws for visa:

I have a colleague with a UK passport. He is married with a Russian wife. His wife already has a passport of the UK as well. The parents of the wife (passport of the Russian Federation) still have a valid multiple entry visa for the UK (I thought 1 or 2 years left). Recently this colleague and his whole family moved to The Netherlands and now are resident in NL.

My questions:
1) Do the parents of my colleagues wife need to apply for a visa for the Netherlands or do EU laws (2004/38/EC) provide for such situations? I am not sure this one applies since I can't find parents under the definition of family.
2) If the EU law provides for these situations is it still better (less hassle) to apply for a visa in the Netherlands?

There is no reason to assume that visa will be rejected, the only reason I am asking is to help them avoid making the trip to the embassy if it is not required.

Thanks, Jan

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Re: Question about EU laws
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 04:47:37 AM »
Hi and welcome to the forum.
Are your colleagues wifes parents visiting the Netherlands or coming to live?
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Re: Question about EU laws
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 05:13:47 AM »
Short stay (like a month).


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Re: Question about EU laws
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2015, 05:17:29 AM »
Short stay (like a month).
A schengen visa then, I would say.
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Re: Question about EU laws
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2015, 05:32:23 AM »
A schengen visa then, I would say.

Ok, so a new visa then.... Thanks a lot for your advise DS.