In 2004 the ICMPD has been contracted by the Dutch Advisory Committee on Aliens Affairs (ACVZ, an official independent committee embedded in the Aliens Act 2000) to carry out a comparative study on the Admission of Third Country Nationals for the Purpose of Carrying out Religious Work in selected European countries and Canada. The focus of this study were the rules for admission, residence, work, family, reunification and integration provisions specific to the category of "clergy" - ministers of religion of different religious denominations, which is meant to include various religious orders (Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Buddhist and others) and duties (priests, nuns, monks, imams, and others). The study covered the following nine countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Funded by: Dutch Advisory Committee on Aliens Affairs (ACVZ)
Contact: Albert Kraler (ICMPD)
Elisabeth Strasser, Albert Kraler, Veronika Bilger, Michael Jandl (2005) Study on the Admission of Third Country Nationals for the Purpose of Carrying out Religious Work in 8 European Countries and Canada, Vienna: ICMPD