Access to Legal Remedies under the Visa Code in the Case of Representation Agreements

This project concerns preliminary questions to the Court of Justice (CJEU) from the disctrict court in Utrecht in a visa case (Case C-680/17). The case concerns the request of Sri Lankan nationals for a Schengenvisa for the Netherlands. On the basis of a bilateral agreement they needed to apply for this visa at VSF Global (a private organisation), which…

The withdrawal of the residence permits of family members on the basis of fraud committed by the sponsor

This project concerns preliminary questions which were referred to the Court of Justice by the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State (AJD) on 20 September 2017. The case concerned of a family, of which the father had obtained a residence permit in order to work in the Netherlands. The mother and son had obtained a residence permit for…

The relevant date for considering the age of unaccompanied minor refugees for the purpose of family reunification

ECRE/ELENA Legal Note on Ageing Out and Family ReunificationIn January 2017 the Migration Law Clinic finalised an expert opinion in the context of a preliminary question of the district court of Amsterdam of 26 October 2016. The question concerns the right to family reunification of persons who were an unaccompanied minor at the moment of their asylum application…