Request for a preliminary ruling from the Verwaltungsgerichtshof (Austria) lodged on 20 June 2013 – Marjan Noorzia

(Case C-338/13)

Language of the case: German

Referring court


Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Marjan Noorzia

Defendant: Bundesministerin für Inneres

Question referred

Is Article 4(5) of Council Directive 2003/86/EC of 22 September 2003 on the right to family reunification 1 to be interpreted as precluding a provision under which spouses and registered partners must already have reached the age of 21 years at the time at which the application is submitted in order to be considered to be entitled to join other family members?


1 OJ 2003 L 251, p. 12.