Publication date: 20 July 2017

Today, the Belgian Contact Point of the European Migration Network published a new national report on Family Reunification of Third Country Nationals in Belgium. The report served as the Belgian contribution to an EU Synthesis report on the subject, which compares national policies and practices on the subject in 25 EU Member States and Norway.

Publication date: 11 September 2014

This book is describing the origins of the Belgian family reunification policy and its evolution until 1980. It is the first historical monograph about family reunification in Belgium and it has received the price of the Fetullah Gülen Chair for Intercultural Studies (GCIS).
Main theme: Family reunification
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: immigration history

Publication date: 16 July 2014

The annual "activity report" 2013 of the Immigration Office is available.

Publication date: 03 July 2013

This very first edition of the IOM Brussels Country Office (CO) Year Report will give you a brief overview of activities undertaken in 2012 allowing a focus on specific areas of interest linked to the Belgian and Luxembourg migration context and more broadly to the European and global context.

Publication date: 27 March 2013

This paper maps the marital choices of persons with a migratory background in Belgium, with a focus on populations of Moroccan and Turkish origin.

Publication date: 12 March 2013

This study, coordinated by the Immigrant Council of Ireland and supported by the European Integration Fund, answers the question to what extent certain family reunification policies hinder or promote reunification with TCN family members and also their integration

Publication date: 08 February 2013

The Commission published in May 2012 a summary of the responses received on its public consultation on family reunification. Background information, state of play and case law regarding this directive can be found here.

Publication date: 03 January 2013

This EMN Inform summarises the main developments in 2011 in legal migration and mobility. Topics addressed include statistics, promoting legal migration channels, economic, family Reunification and integration.

Publication date: 02 January 2013

On the basis of a field study, The King Baudouin Foundation examined in more detail the marriage migration from Emirdag to Brussels with a view to identify profiles, aspirations and motivations of the migrants involved.

Publication date: 29 June 2012

This EMN Inform presents the main outcomes of the above-titled EMN Focussed Study.

Publication date: 27 June 2012

Based on the main findings of national contributions from 24 EMN NCP, the report highlights similarities and differences in means of prevention, detection and action, as well as statistics related to marriages of convenience and false declarations of parenthood.

Publication date: 25 April 2012

In this national contribution to the EMN focussed study, the Belgian Contact Point clarifies the scope of the issue and presents national means of prevention, detection and actions against such misuses, as well as statistics in this field.

Publication date: 07 March 2012

UNHCR answers questions raised by the European Commission on the Right to Family Reunification of Third Country Nationals. It provides practical recommendations on different issues of concern related to family reunification of beneficiaries of international protection.

Publication date: 02 February 2012

This report was commissioned by the Norwegian Directoratie of Immigration (UDI) and managed by Econ Pöyry. The study provides an overview of rules and practices in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.
Main theme: Family reunification
Publication Type: Report
Keywords: marriages of convenience

Publication date: 28 November 2011

The King Baudouin Foundation, the European Policy Centre and the Odysseus Academic Network (ULB) have organised a Conference on Family reunification under strain: restrictive vs. flexible policies, on last 17 November
Main theme: Family reunification
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: family migration policy

Publication date: 03 October 2011

The King Baudouin Foundation has organized between April 2010 to March 2011 different meetings gathering actors implicated by their personal or their professional background in the field of family reunification policies
Main theme: Family reunification
Publication Type: Thematic Studies
Keywords: family migration policy

Publication date: 16 September 2011

The Think-Tank Itinera Institute analyses in its publication the new legal rules on family reunification in Belgium

Publication date: 05 September 2011

In 2009, EU Member States issued about 2.3 million new residence permits to third country nationals, i.e. to non-EU citizens, a number that represents a decline of about 0.2 million compared with 2008.

Publication date: 23 June 2011

This is the Annual Report 2010 of the Belgian Immigration Office (Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken/Office des Etrangers)

Publication date: 11 May 2011

The Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism (Centre) published its fourth annual report 'Migration'. The Centre pleads for the third year in a row for a sustainable migration policy in Belgium.

Publication date: 11 April 2011

Council Directive 2003/86/EC of 22 September 2003 on the right to family reunification

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This Publication of the King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) aims at providing an analysis of the European legal framework, from offering better regulation of family reunification by Member States to protective jurisprudence, as well as Belgian law (the law of 15.12.1980) and recent developments.
Main theme: Family reunification
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: KBF

Publication date: 28 March 2011

The King Baudouin Foundation presents figures and trends on the influx of migrant spouses in Belgium and information about socio-economic profile of those concerned (2011)
Main theme: Family reunification
Publication Type: Study
Keywords: KBF

Publication date: 12 January 2011

This EMN Synthesis Report aims to summarise and compare, within a European perspective, the findings from nine National Contact Points (Austria, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Romania, Sweden, Netherlands and the United Kingdom) of the European Migration Network (EMN), on family reunification.