EU citizen working in DK and Moroccan girlfriend

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mike320
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EU citizen working in DK and Moroccan girlfriend

Indlæg af mike320 » 14.10.2019 19:00:39

Can she come to live with me in Denmark? What needs to be done? I guess if we get married, it should be straightforward (she's not 24 yet, so we would have to marry in my home country). Is it possible without getting married, yet? I can practically support both of us here with my job, I'm not sure what's the requirement to officially be able to support both of us, if there's such thing. Naturally it would be preferred if she could work here and of course I'm looking for a longer term solution than the 90 day tourist visa alone. Thanks

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Indlæg af DortheM » 14.10.2019 22:59:16

Yes she can come live with you in Denmark as you are an EU citizen in another EU country than your own.

You either have to be married or have to have been living togerher for 1½-2 years.

You can read all about what the requirements are and how she can apply to live with you in Denmark
https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-GB/Applyin ... EU-citizen

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Indlæg af skaanebo » 15.10.2019 07:33:41

As long as you are both at least 18, there is no problem to marry in Denmark.

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Indlæg af mike320 » 15.10.2019 09:21:11

Oh, i read somewhere that to marry a foreigner in Denmark you both have to be over 24. So the way to do it is to invite her as a tourist, get married here and apply for family reunification, right? Or will there be an issue that she used her tourist visa with the intent to stay? Thanks a lot for the quick reply

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Indlæg af DortheM » 15.10.2019 09:32:51

She should not say that she intent to stay if she applies for a turist visa. Instead she will have to prove that she has reason to return to Morocco (she has a home there, she studies at the university, she has a job and has been granted vacation by her employer, etc.)

If you are married before she comes to Denmark, she can apply for visa on the grounds of her marriage to an EU citizen living in another EU contry.

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Indlæg af mike320 » 15.10.2019 09:56:11

Yes, she won't say it before, i was just wondering if they can claim she lied about returning and it would cause trouble

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Indlæg af DortheM » 15.10.2019 10:24:25

no. She is allowed to change her mind once she is in Denmark.

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Re: EU citizen working in DK and Moroccan girlfriend

Indlæg af mh » 15.10.2019 19:37:11

Do be sure that she has all necessary documentation for getting married, and that it is in English (not so many in DK knows French anymore) and has been legalised.
mh

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Indlæg af DortheM » 16.10.2019 08:11:24

You can find information about what will be needed to be married in Denmark when you both are foreigners at https://familieretshuset.dk/en/your-lif ... -marriages

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Indlæg af mike320 » 16.10.2019 09:33:08

Yes, i was aware some documents will be needed, but didn't check yet. Thanks a lot for the help

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Indlæg af mike320 » 16.10.2019 10:11:03

I eventually got to this part: ...If I'm not a Danish citizen or refugee: The spouse living in Denmark must have passed the Danish-1 test [Prøve i Dansk 1],
So that's a definite requirement for the family reunification, right?

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Indlæg af DortheM » 16.10.2019 10:33:46

NO, not when you are a citizen of another EU country than Denmark.

There are only 3 requirements for you
  • The sponsor’s independent grounds for residence must still be current. The sponsor’s independent grounds for residence under EU rules can, for example, be as a worker, self-employed person, person with sufficient funds or the like, but not as a family member whose grounds for residence are derived from another person.

    The sponsor must have established genuine and effective residence in Denmark

    The marriage, registered partnership or long-term co-habitation must be genuine
from https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-GB/Applyin ... EU-citizen

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Indlæg af mike320 » 29.10.2019 08:31:28

One more question that I'm not 100% sure about. Would she then have "a residence permit with the possibility for permanent residence - noted as “MMF. varigt ophold” on the back of the residence card"? Which means she could attend a university for free. The would definitely make our future here more promising

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Indlæg af DortheM » 02.11.2019 14:03:53

No idea. She will have to ask the institution she want to study at what the rules are.

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Re: EU citizen working in DK and Moroccan girlfriend

Indlæg af mh » 02.11.2019 18:09:33

If you have residence card on the grounds of family reunion, it IS a residence right that can be made permanent, and an EU residence right can likewise become permanent, but I do not know whether an EU residence card has that annotation.

But: Spouses of EU citizens have the same rights as their EU citizen spouse, on the same conditions, so your spouse should not have to pay tuition fees, since you would not have to. Just like my husband did not have to change the licence plates on his car, because I as the EU citizen would not have had to if the car had been mine, because our stay was time-limited.
mh

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