The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled this Thursday that the right of underage immigrants to benefit from family reunification in the European Union must be respected even if the child reaches the majority age during this period. Your case has been resolved.
The date that the authorities of a Member State must take into account in order to determine whether a member of the family of family reunification is a minor must be the date on which the first application for entry and residence was made, justifies the European Justice.
The Luxembourg-based court said in the judgment published on Thursday that an appeal against the refusal of an application for family reunification of a minor cannot be declared inadmissible solely because of the minor during the court proceedings.
The case corresponds to that of a citizen who enjoys refugee status in Belgium and has unsuccessfully applied for three underage children at two Belgian embassies, first in Guinea (2012) and then in Senegal (2013), for family reunification purposes.