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Council Directive 2009/50/EC of 25 May 2009 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment

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1.Member States shall withdraw or refuse to renew an EU Blue Card issued on the basis of this Directive in the following cases:

(a)

when it has been fraudulently acquired, or has been falsified or tampered with;

(b)

wherever it appears that the holder did not meet or no longer meets the conditions for entry and residence laid down in this Directive or is residing for purposes other than that for which the holder was authorised to reside;

(c)

when the holder has not respected the limitations set out in Articles 12(1) and (2) and 13.

2.The lack of communication pursuant to Article 12(2) second subparagraph and 13(4) shall not be considered to be a sufficient reason for withdrawing or not renewing the EU Blue Card if the holder can prove that the communication did not reach the competent authorities for a reason independent of the holder's will.

3.Member States may withdraw or refuse to renew an EU Blue Card issued on the basis of this Directive in the following cases:

(a)

for reasons of public policy, public security or public health;

(b)

wherever the EU Blue Card holder does not have sufficient resources to maintain himself and, where applicable, the members of his family, without having recourse to the social assistance system of the Member State concerned. Member States shall evaluate these resources by reference to their nature and regularity and may take into account the level of minimum national wages and pensions as well as the number of family members of the person concerned. Such evaluation shall not take place during the period of unemployment referred to in Article 13;

(c)

if the person concerned has not communicated his address;

(d)

when the EU Blue Card holder applies for social assistance, provided that the appropriate written information has been provided to him in advance by the Member State concerned.

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