What is the "ancestral permanent residence" policy in the EU?
August 6, 2004 7:59 PM Subscribe
I'd like to live in Europe. My wife is a 2nd generation Latvian and I recall reading about an "ancestral permanent residence" policy that affects the EU, of which Latvia is now a member. I know there have been several questions about living abroad, but I can't find this information. Can anybody help? [MI]
posted by maniactown to Law & Government (10 answers total)
The policy was something along the lines of: "If your parents or grandparents lived in an EU country, you may qualify for permanent residence status after living and working in that country for x (period of time)." I think the time line was 2 years in your country of origin and then one must be employed in any EU country for 3 of the next 5 years. Does this sound familiar to anyone?