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 »

France – New Online Filing System for Secondment Declarations

Posted on November 11, 2016

As of October 1, 2016, employers who are transferring their employees to work in France on detachment status are now required to file the Secondment declaration (prior detachment declaration) directly through an online system.  The employer is required to provide… Read more »

France – Policy Changes in Effect due to Decree

Posted on November 4, 2016

The decree of October 28th enforcing the law N° 2016-274 of March 7th 2016 has brought out the following changes: For Short Term assignments (for a maximum of 3 months), a work permit will no longer be required for the… Read more »

France – Reorganization of Labor Office Leads to Delays in Paris

Posted on September 23, 2016

Delays are to be expected as the French labor office in the Paris district 75 undergoes internal reorganization.  Applications that are currently pending and those that will be filed in the next few weeks may expect to see processing delays… Read more »

France – Minimum Salary Increases for EU Blue Card

Posted on July 15, 2016

The French government has increased the minimum salary requirements for European Union (EU) Blue Cards, effective 20 June 2016.  Blue Card holders in France must now be paid at least €53,836 per year (up from €53,331) or €4486 per month… Read more »

France – Changes to French Work and Residence Permits

Posted on April 29, 2016

The end of 2016 is predicted to usher in changes to French work and residence permits for foreign nationals, dependents and some employers. Under this proposed law, certain passport holders and some short-term assignees may no longer require permits. The… Read more »