Civil status documents - challenges for civil registrars to circumvent problems stemming from the legal voidg

15-11-2012

Since the regulation of the civil status area differs between Member States, EU citizens encounter many problems settling their legally obtained civil status in another Member State. This leads to discrimination, hinders the free movement of persons within the EU and prevents EU citizens from exercising this right as well as the right of residence in the territory of Member States. The solution to these problems is not complicated; however, it depends on the motivation of Member States.

Since the regulation of the civil status area differs between Member States, EU citizens encounter many problems settling their legally obtained civil status in another Member State. This leads to discrimination, hinders the free movement of persons within the EU and prevents EU citizens from exercising this right as well as the right of residence in the territory of Member States. The solution to these problems is not complicated; however, it depends on the motivation of Member States.