Status and rights of family members


Country Report: Status and rights of family members Last updated: 10/07/24


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Family members are not granted the same status as sponsors, even though they are issued the same residence permit. Upon their arrival in France, they have to present themselves at the Prefecture in order to be issued this permit. They have to comply with the same obligations as any third-country national allowed to stay in France. They will have the same rights as their sponsors, especially in terms of integration. Family members are not beneficiaries of international protection even if they have benefited from family reunification with such a beneficiary.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation