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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d’État (Belgium) lodged on 20 February 2019 — B.M.O. v État belge

(Case C-137/19)

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Conseil d’État

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: B.M.O.

Defendant: État belge

Question referred

Must Article 4(1)(c) of Council Directive 2003/86/EC of 22 September 2003 on the right to family reunification, 1 read where appropriate with Article 16(1) of that directive, be interpreted as requiring that third country nationals, in order to be classified as ‘minor children’ within the meaning of that provision, must be ‘minors’ not only at the time of submitting the application for leave to reside but also at the time when the administration eventually determines that application?


1 OJ 2003 L 251, p. 12.