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Council Directive 2003/109/ECShow full title

Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents

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Article 2U.K.+E.U.Definitions

For the purposes of this Directive:

(a)

‘third-country national’ means any person who is not a citizen of the Union within the meaning of Article 17(1) of the Treaty;

(b)

‘long-term resident’ means any third-country national who has long-term resident status as provided for under Articles 4 to 7;

(c)

‘first Member State’ means the Member State which for the first time granted long-term resident status to a third-country national;

(d)

‘second Member State’ means any Member State other than the one which for the first time granted long-term resident status to a third-country national and in which that long-term resident exercises the right of residence;

(e)

‘family members’ means the third-country nationals who reside in the Member State concerned in accordance with Council Directive 2003/86/EC of 22 September 2003 on the right to family reunification(1);

(f)

[F1international protection means international protection as defined in Article 2(a) of Council Directive 2004/83/EC of 29 April 2004 on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third-country nationals or stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection and the content of the protection granted (2) ;]

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‘long-term resident's EC residence permit’ means a residence permit issued by the Member State concerned upon the acquisition of long-term resident status.

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