EU starts negotiations on Long-Term Residence Directive

The European Parliament on Thursday (20 April) voted in favour of starting interinstitutional negotiations on directives for single and long term permits to reside and work in an EU country, to speed up application procedures for third-country nationals.

The directive proposes a single permit that people who are legally in the EU or have been granted international protection can apply for in order to reside and work in an EU country. The directive would limit the processing time to 90 days, and the duration of the single permit would depend on the contract.

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