Entitlement

Who can apply for a Laissez-Passer?

  • The Staff Regulations (Article 23 paragraph 3) and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants (Articles 11 and Article 81) foresee the  list of eligible applicants.
  • Council Regulation 1417/2013 has extended in Article 1 of its Annex II the scope of the previous Regulation by adding new categories of so-called special applicants who may be granted a laissez-passer subject to respecting a certain number of conditions. Those conditions are listed in Article 2 of its Annex II.

List of eligible and special applicants

  • Heads of Units
  • Officials in grade AD12 to AD16
  • Officials serving outside the territory of the European Union
  • Other officials for whom it is required in the interest of the service

shall be granted a laissez-passer issued by the European Union.

  • Family members of a member of an institution
  • If they are on long stay outside the Union, including long-term posting:
  • Family members of officials and other servants of the Union who fulfil the conditions             laid down in the Staff Regulations and the Conditions of Employment of other servants
  • Official and other servants of the Union who do not fulfil those conditions and their family     members
  • Seconded National Experts (SNE) and their family members
  • Junior Professionals in Delegations (JPD) and their family members

may be granted a laissez-passer issued by the European Union