Your Schengen residency or passport is worth more from March

Published at: 04/03/2024 09:05 am

Your Schengen residency or passport is worth more from March

Bulgaria and Romania are EU Member States but will join the Schengen zone only in March 2024. Two more countries to travel, stay, live or work freely if you own the qualifying document to do that. 

What is the Schengen Zone?

The Schengen Zone comprises 26 European countries that have abolished passports and other types of border control at their mutual borders. Travellers can move freely within the Schengen Zone without internal border checks, making it easier to travel between member states. However, the Schengen Zone maintains common external border controls to ensure security and manage immigration.

What are the rights of the residents of the Schengen Zone?

  • Freedom of Movement: Residents can travel freely within the Schengen Zone without border checks, allowing more accessible travel for tourism, work, or other purposes.
  • Residence Rights: Residents have the right to live and work in any Schengen country without needing a visa or residence permit as long as they are citizens or legal residents of a Schengen member state.
  • Access to Services: Residents have access to various services, such as healthcare, education, and social welfare, in any Schengen country where they reside, similar to citizens of that country.

These rights promote integration and mobility within the Schengen Area, enhancing opportunities for residents to live, work, and easily travel across borders.

Currently, the Schengen zone consists of 26 European countries (of which 22 are EU states): Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Sweden, along with Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Bulgaria and Romania will join in March 2024.

How can you become a resident or a citizen in the Schengen Zone?

Discus Holdings Ltd has been supporting investors and entrepreneurs from third countries in finding a new European home and getting the freedom of travel or business. Several residency and citizenship by investment programs exist in the European Union and the Schengen zone. Contact us for a consultation to go through all the possible solutions to find you a tailor-made, fast and affordable scheme. Please take a look at our services here.


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