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Long-term resident EC

'Long-term resident EC' is a special right of residence. You have this right of residence if you have a valid residence permit with the proper description on it from one of the following countries.

Countries with a residence permit EU long-term resident

These EU Member States have implemented the EU Directive 'Long-term resident':

Country Description
​Austria"​Daueraufenthalt – EG"
Belgium"EG – langdurig ingezetene" / "Résident de longue durée – CE" / "Daueraufenthalt – EG"
Bulgaria
 
"дългосрочно пребиваващо в EC" (in Latin:"D-lgosrotsjno prebivavasjto v EC")
 previously: "дългосрочно пребиваващо лице" (in Latin:"D-lgosrotsjno prebivavasjto litse")
​Croatia-  not yet known -
​Cyprus​"Long-term resident – EC"
​Czech Republic"Povolení k pobytu pro dlouhodobě pobývajícího rezidenta – ES",  or
"Trvalý pobyt / Permanent residence 69 rezident – ES"
Estonia
 
"Pikaajaline elanik - EU"
previously: "EÜ – pikaajalise elaniku"
Finland
 
"P EY 2003/109 EY" óf "P EG 2003/109 EG" 
previously: "Pitkään oleskelleen kolmannen maan kansalaisen EY-oleskelulupa"
France
 
"Carte de résident de longue durée - CE"  (until 20 June 2011)
"Carte de résident de longue durée - Communauté Européene"  (as of 20 June 2011)
​Germany"Daueraufenthalt – EG" or "Daueraufenthalt EU"
Greece"επί µακρόν διαµένων – ΕΚ"
(in Latin: "Etti makron diamenoon - EK (Epsilon Kappa)")
Hungary"Huzamos tartózkodási engedéllyel rendelkező – EK"
Italy"Soggiornante di lungo periodo – CE"
Latvia
 
"Pastāvīgī dzīvojosa persona - ES"
previously: "Pastāvīgais iedzīvotājs – EK"
Lithuania"Ilgalaikis gyventojas – EB"
Luxembourg
 
"Résident de longue durée – UE"
previously: "Résident de longue durée – CE"
Malta"Residenti għat-tul – KE"
The Netherlands"EU – langdurig ingezetene"
Poland
  
"Pobyt rezydenta długoterminowego – UE"
previously: "Rezydent długoterminowy – WE"
Portugal"Residente CE de longa duração"
Romania"Rezidenţi pe termen lung - CE"
Slovenia"Rezident za daljši čas – ES"
Slovakia"Osoba s dlhodobým pobytom – ES"
SpainUntil 2012 "Residente de larga duración – CE". As of 2012  "Residente de larga duración – UE".
Sweden"Varaktigt bosatt inom EG"

European Union and European Community abbreviations

Abbreviations for both the European Union (EU or abbreviation for the language of the country) and European Community (EC or abbreviation for the language of the country) are used. Both abbreviations are correct.

My country is not in the list

Are you living in a country that is not on the list? Then you do not have the status of a long-term resident EC. 

My residence document has a different description

Is the description on your residence document different? Please contact the authorities of your country . Ask them for information on how to receive the status in that country. 

Specimen documents of participating countries

The list of specimen documents long-term resident EC shows where and how the status of long-term resident EC is stated on the residence document.