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|The Civil Registry and Migration Department ignores the decision of the European Court of Justice.
Petition Created On: 29 Dec, 2008
Petition Created By: EU Community
|We the undersigned the petition the Cyprus Government to oblige the soonest possible the Director of the Migration Department, Mrs. Annie Shakalli, to follow the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Today she insists on issuing residence permits of different validity to non-EU Citizens who are spouses of Union citizens residing in Cyprus, depending on whether the marriage took place in Cyprus, (in which case the validity is 1 year or less), or, in another country, (in which case the validity is 5 years). Relevant to the above is a recent, dated July 25th 2008, Judgment of the ECJ in the case C-127-08. With regard to a question that concerned the interpretation of article 3(1) of Directive 2004/38, the ECJ ruled the following: “Article 3(1) of Directive 2004/38 must be interpreted as meaning that a national of a non-member country who is the spouse of a Union citizen residing in a Member State whose nationality he does not possess and who accompanies or joins that Union citizen benefits from the provisions of that directive, respective of when and where their marriage took place and of how the national of a non-member country entered the host Member State.”
We kindly ask you to protect our rights by exerting your influence on the CRMD and using all your power and authority, to oblige the Director of the Migration Department to change the soonest possible its practice towards non-EU Citizens who are family members of Union citizens residing in Cyprus
|Total Signatures: 21|