EU Ruling on Validity of Visas in Expired Passports

We recently noticed the following interesting court judgement, which clarifies a common situation for those travelling into the EU:

On 4 September 2014, in Case C-575/12, the European Union Court of Justice ruled that, in light of the provisions of the Schengen Borders Code, national legislation cannot require third-country nationals to present a valid visa at the border check necessarily affixed to a valid travel document.

A valid visa may also be affixed to an expired or cancelled document, because the cancellation of the concerned travel document by an authority of a third country does not imply that the visa affixed to that document is automatically invalidated.