New Inform on the Preventing, detecting and tackling situations where authorisations to reside in the EU for the purpose of study are misused for other purposes
The European Migration Network has published new inform on “Preventing, detecting and tackling situations where authorisations to reside in the EU for the purpose of study are misused for other purposes”.
EU legislation regulates the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, studies, training, voluntary service, pupil exchange schemes or educational projects, and au pairing. This inform draws on the contributions of 24 Member States and aims to map experiences and approaches across the EU in preventing and addressing situations where authorisations are potentially misused for a purpose other than for study. The term “authorisations” covers both residence permits and long-stay visas issued for the purpose of study.
The inform is built around the distinction between the pre-arrival phase, where focus is on prevention of potential misuse of authorisations, and the post-arrival phase, which concentrates on monitoring and detecting cases of misuse once an authorisation to reside for the purpose of study has been issued. The inform outlines that several Member States give full priority to the pre-arrival phase, with as many placing emphasis on both the pre-arrival and the post-arrival phase.