The FRA has issued several recommendations to EU and national authorities regarding access to rights for persons holding long-term EU resident status.
The agency believes that the EU should make long-term status more attractive to applicants, which can be done by simplifying application rules and issuing appropriate guidance.мTo apply for an EU long-term permit, migrants must prove continuous residence in an EU member state for five years and a stable income, which is a common problem for many applicants. Migrants often find it difficult to provide proof of residence and also find it difficult to meet the high language requirements for applicants.
FRA experts recommend relaxing residency and language requirements for status and making language training more accessible to those seeking long-term residency status.
At the same time, it is noted that the EU should provide easier access to status for child applicants and improve mobility within the EU among long-term residents. Moreover, the same report attempts to find solutions for temporary protection holders, indicating that the EU may allow temporary protection holders who have left Ukraine and who are currently residing in the EU to apply for EU status.