Residence permit for long-term EU residents in other EU countries

Last update: 30 May 2022

Not all EU countries offer the residence permit for long-term EU residents. See which countries have this residence permit and what their definition is of long-term EU resident.

Countries with a residence permit for long-term EU residents

Country Description
Belgium EG – langdurig ingezetene / Résident de longue durée – CE / Daueraufenthalt – EG
Bulgaria дългосрочно пребиваващо в EC (in Latijnschrift: D-lgosrotsjno prebivavasjto v EC) previously: дългосрочно пребиваващо лице (in Latijnschrift: D-lgosrotsjno prebivavasjto litse)
Cyprus Long-term resident – EC
Germany Daueraufenthalt – EG
Estonia Pikaajaline elanik - EU. Previously: EÜ – pikaajalise elaniku
Finland P EY 2003/109 EY of P EG 2003/109 EG. Previously: Pitkään oleskelleen kolmannen maan kansalaisen EY-oleskelulupa
France Carte de résident de longue durée - CE  (tot 20 juni 2011) Carte de résident de longue durée - Communauté Européene  (from 20 juni 2011)
Greece επί µακρόν διαµένων – ΕΚ (in Latijnschrift: Etti makron diamenoon - EK (Epsilon Kappa))
Hungary Huzamos tartózkodási engedéllyel rendelkező – EK
Italy Soggiornante di lungo periodo – UE
Croatia Osoba s dugotrajnim boravištem – EZ
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
Netherlands EU – langdurig ingezetene
Austria Daueraufenthalt – EG
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
Spain Residente de larga duración – UE
Czech Republic Povolení k pobytu pro dlouhodobě pobývajícího rezidenta – ES,  of Trvalý pobyt / Permanent residence 69 rezident – ES
Sweden Varaktigt bosatt inom EG

My country is not on the list

Do you live in a country that is not on the list? Then you cannot have the status of a long-term EU resident there.

My residence document has a different description

If the description on your residence permit is different, contact the government organisation that issued your residence permit. Ask how you can get the status of a long-term EU resident in your country.

My residence document has a different abbreviation

The abbreviation on your document may be different from the abbreviation in the table. For example it could be UE instead of CE or vice versa. Well-known examples are Spain and Germany:

  • Spain: until 2012: Residente de larga duración – CE. From 2012: Residente de larga duración – UE.
  • Germany: Daueraufenthalt EG and Daueraufenthalt EU.

Other countries also use the abbreviations for European Community and European Union interchangeably. Both abbreviations are correct.

Specimen documents long-term EU resident

See what the residence permits for long-term EU residents look like in the specimens of residence permits issued to long-term EU residents.