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Family Reunification Directive
Article 13

Article 13

  1. As soon as the application for family reunification has been accepted, the Member State concerned shall authorise the entry of the family member or members. In that regard, the Member State concerned shall grant such persons every facility for obtaining the requisite visas.
  2. The Member State concerned shall grant the family members a first residence permit of at least one year's duration. This residence permit shall be renewable.
  3. The duration of the residence permits granted to the family member(s) shall in principle not go beyond the date of expiry of the residence permit held by the sponsor.