Expatriates considering relocating abroad to a country in the European Union may wish to visit the EU Immigration Portal.
This website was launched by European commissioner for home affairs Cecilia Malmstrom and is aimed towards migrants who live in one member state and wish to establish themselves in another, as well as foreign nationals who intend to move into the EU.
It should become a first point of entry for people seeking practical and contemporary details on national and EU immigration policies and procedures, informing visitors of how to pass through a country's borders legally.
The page also details the risks involved in irregular methods of expatriating, such as smuggling or people trafficking, as well as providing lists of support and governmental organisations.
Commissioner Malmstrom said: "We need to provide solid, easily accessible information about these sometimes complicated procedures."
However, the European Commission notes that it does not take any responsibility for any action taken as a result of contents on the site, which exists solely for informative purposes.
It "does not give legal advice, counsel or opinion of any kind", the page states.
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