France – Decree to Extend Rights of Posted Workers from July 2020

Posted on December 20, 2019

Ministerial order 2019-116 of February 20, 2019, which will come into effect on July 30, 2020, transposes into French law European Directive 2018/957 of 28 June 2018, extending the employment rights of posted (seconded) workers. The French labour code already lays… Read more »

France – New Platform for Posting Declarations

Posted on July 29, 2019

The SIPSI (Information System International Provision of the transmission of posting declarations and attestations) will soon update their platform for the declaration of transnational postings of workers to a simplified new version. Also, as of July 1st, 2019 there will… Read more »

France – Legislation to Simplify Posting Procedures and Strengthen Inspections

Posted on June 21, 2019

Effective July 1, 2019, a decree has amended the requirements for posting workers to France, as follows: Additional information must be included in the posting declaration, including the sex of the assignee and their hourly rate of pay, rather than monthly salary…. Read more »

France – New Temporary Residence Permit for Talent Passport Visa Holders

Posted on March 20, 2019

Effective March 1, 2019, talent passport (“passeport talent”) applicants who have been issued a three-month D visa will now be issued a six-month temporary residence permit (“Autorisation Provisoire de Séjour” or APS) on application for an initial residence permit, post… Read more »

France – New Online Verification Procedure for VLS-TS Long-Stay Visa

Posted on March 4, 2019

Effective February 18, 2019, all foreign nationals in France holding unverified VLS-TS long-stay visas must verify their visa via a new online portal. The residence permit tax stamp must be paid for via the same portal as part of the new… Read more »

France – Government Proposes New Immigration Bill

Posted on October 19, 2018

The French Government has introduced a new bill which proposes significant changes to France’s immigration rules. The Asylum and Immigration Law (No. 2018-778) was signed into law by President Macron on 10 September 2018 and published the following day. What is proposed?… Read more »

France – Posted Worker Ruling

Posted on October 8, 2018

A new law that aims to go into effect between January and March 2019 will simplify the Posted Workers ruling but has an increase in penalty fines. Main Modifications: Fines will increase to 4,000 euros per employee, per violation, of… Read more »

France – New Appointment System for French Consulates

Posted on May 11, 2018

A new appointment system is being implemented in French consulates across the world. TLScontact and VFS Global now operate the appointment systems depending on the country. As the implementation occurs for particular consulates, appointments may not be available.

France – Tech Visa Route for Startups

Posted on August 28, 2017

France has begun publicizing a simplified, fast-track Tech Visa process for startup founders, employees and investors. The route enables qualifying tech talent to obtain a “Passeport Talent” residence permit for four years (renewable) for themselves and their immediate family, without… Read more »

France – New Requirement and Fee for Prior Detachment Declarations

Posted on August 28, 2017

Effective July 1, 2017, foreign employers transferring employees to France on assignment, under detachment status (i.e. remaining on home payroll), regardless of their nationality, will be required to indicate the country where the employee will be covered for social security…. Read more »