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Visa and immigration to EU Countries

According to the Treaty of Lisbon which came into force on the 1st of December, 2009 the European Union shares competence in migration policy which is a part of a boarder policy area – freedom, security, justice. This policy aims to establish a framework for legal migration, taking fully into account the importance of integration of third-country nationals into host societies. The EU legal migration cover the conditions of entry and residence for certain categories of immigrants.

Note: the third-country national is any person who is not a citizen of one of the Member States of the European Union, European Economic Area or Switzerland.

Temporary Residency Permit – an immigration status which issued to the third-country national usually for a one year period but may be issued for a shorter period of a time.

Permanent Residency Permit – an immigration status which issued to a third-country national and is allowed a person to reside indefinitely. The person with such a status is also known as a Permanent Resident.

The main criteria for acquiring the EU Permanent Residency Permit:

Who can be qualified under EU Residency Permit:

The European Blue Card

The EU Blue Card is a scheme to attract highly-educated, qualified and talented immigrants of third-countries national to the European Union.

It is scheduled to be enacted by EU Member States (except the U.K., Ireland and Denmark) by July, 2011. The EU Blue Card will radically change the European labour market. For the first time talented and educated individuals and workers with advanced work experience will be admitted by the whole of the EU not just one country.

The special EU Directive established also a single application procedure for a residence permit and a common set of rights for third-countries nationals legally working and residing in a Member State.

The main advantages for a Blue Card holders:

Feod Group has over the years established themselves as specialists in the area of immigration and all categories of visas to the U.K., Schengen Area countries, European Union Member States, the U.S. and Ukraine. Within the ever changing legislation to immigration law and visa requirements we at Feod Group are on the pulse of these rapid changes and in a unique position to assist you in Ukraine and overseas in obtaining your individual needs.

Countries where we offer visa and immigration support:

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Our experts
Elena Georghiou
Founder and Managing Director
George Georghiou
Managing Рartner
United Kingdom
Tetyana Lementarova
Managing Partner
William Slattery
Christopher Pelentrides
United Kingdom
Peter Petrou
United Kingdom
Daniele Papone
Jerome Da Ros
Stefan Toffol
Julia Kalina
Rimma Dontsova
Senior Adviser
Visas and Immigration
Inna Marchenko
VIP Client Manager
Visas and Education Abroad
Yaroslava Shkolna
Legal Adviser