What is Directive 2004/38/EC
Directive 2004/38/EC is a set of treaty rights under EU law that is given to all EU citizens.
What rights do I have under Directive 2004/38/EC
Directive 2004/38/EC gives all EU citizens free movement rights. These include the right to:
- travel for less than 3 months. You will only need proof of nationality;
- work in another member state;
- be self employed in another member state;
- be self sufficient in another member state;
- be a student in another member state;
Where does Directive 2004/38/EC apply
Unfortunately, the free movement directive only normally applies in a member state of which you are not a national. This means that British Citizen’s cannot normally rely on free movement law within Britain. However, there is a ‘derived’ right from the free movement directive. This right comes from the Surinder Singh court case.