Law Library Stacks

Back to Index of Legal Reports

This report surveys 71 foreign countries, plus the United States and the European Union, on the issue of whether their laws permit legal immigrants to bring family members into the country for purposes of residence. For many of the jurisdictions covered, the information provided focuses exclusively on family reunification for permanent residents. However, for a number of jurisdictions, information is also provided on family reunification for citizens/nationals or temporary residents.

A bibliography of selected international and comparative law sources is provided.

Full Report (PDF, 476KB)

Part I. Introduction

Part II. United States Approach to Family Reunification

Part III. European Union Directive on Family Reunification

Part IV. Foreign Country Surveys

Part V. International and Comparative Law Sources


Global Legal Research Directorate Staff
July 2014

Back to Top

Last Updated: 12/30/2020