- September 16, 2021
- Posted by: andorrasolutions
- Category: Living in Andorra
The reduction of the waiting time for family reunification in Andorra, from 1 year to 3 months, is one of the immigration-related amendments set out in the draft law on Electronic Access to the Administration of Justice. Although the Council of Ministers has approved the bill, the entry into force is foreseen in 2 years, from its publication in the BOPA, but the modifications of the qualified laws of justice and immigration will enter into force the day after its publication.
Let us remember that the Spanish, French and Portuguese currently have the privilege of being able to apply for family reunification 3 months after obtaining residency in Andorra. This is due to the existence of agreements with the 3 countries that allow it. However, the rest of the nationalities had to wait at least 1 year to bring their family to Andorra. At this moment all the residents in Andorra, regardless of their nationality, are equal. They will be able to apply for family reunification 3 months after obtaining their residency. It should be noted that the requirements remain the same and must be fully complied with in order to achieve this process.
With this modification proposed in the draft law, Andorra wants to support even more the new residents, promoting their better integration in the country.