EU Permanent Residence Permit

Can I live and work in another EU country?

The EU permanent residence permit is a specific form of permanent residence permit. With an EU permanent residence permit, you have the option of obtaining a residence permit in other EU countries; that is, under certain conditions, you can live and work in another EU country. The EU permanent residence permit has unlimited validity. You can also apply for it in addition to a permanent residence permit. With a permanent residence permit, you may stay in another EU country for up to 90 days but are not allowed to live or work there. You can find out more about permanent residence permit in our chapter "permanent residence permit".

What do I need to know?

Can I appy for an EU permanent residence permit? 

How can I apply for an EU permanent residence permit?

What are the pre-requisites of obtaining a residence permit in another EU country?

Can I lose my permanent EU permanent residence permit?

Important

The EU permanent residence permitis not the only way to obtain rights of residence in other EU countries. Qualified workers can often obtain other types of residence permits. Seek advice from counselling services and authorities in the relevant country. You can also find more information in our chapter “Immigration to Germany”.