EUROPEAN UNION – New Regulation Simplifies the Recognition of Public Documents Across the EU

Regulation (EU) 2016/191, published on 26 July 2016, aims at promoting free movement of citizens by simplifying the requirements for submitting certain public documents issued in one European Union (EU) country in another EU country.

The Regulation covers public documents such as birth, marriage, and death certificates, residence and nationality certificates and certificates of absence of no criminal record issued in EU countries.

The Regulation will enter into force on 15 August 2016; Union countries have two years and a half from then to adopt all necessary measures to allow for the smooth application of the Regulation at the end of this period.

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EUROPEAN UNION – New Regulation Simplifies the Recognition of Public Documents Across the EU

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