FRANCE – Enforcement Against Illegal Workers on Detachment

Posted on June 19, 2015

The following changes are for companies transferring their employees to France on detachment for both the category ICT (intra-company transfer) and detachment not in the ICT category. Foreign companies must designate a legal representative in France who will be the… Read more »


FRANCE – Additional Documentation to Be Required for Work Permits

Posted on December 11, 2014

New changes in France require the submission of more documentation for work permit applications. Beginning January 1st, 2015, the sending (non-French) employer will be expected to provide their company registration number or employer ID, the date of the company’s formation… Read more »


FRANCE – Proposed Changes to Immigration Categories

Posted on October 2, 2014

France has recently published significant changes to the immigration rules though an implementation date has not been determined. The proposed draft-law includes the introduction of multi-year permits, the creation of new categories and elimination of short-term work permits for assignments… Read more »


FRANCE – Medical Exam No Longer Required for Certain Categories

Posted on August 28, 2014

As a result of a new ruling from August 18th, 2014, several categories of permits are now exempt from the medical examination requirement. The holders of the following categories of permits will no longer be required to undergo the medical… Read more »


FRANCE – New Requirements for Posting Workers to France

Posted on August 21, 2014

In 1996, an EU directive was created to exempt workers posted within the EU from standard work authorization requirements. Over time, this directive has shown to require stricter enforcement. Consequently, in May of 2014, the EU announced a new EU… Read more »


FRANCE – Increase in the minimum annual gross salary for European Blue Card applications

Posted on March 17, 2014

France’s version of the European Union Blue Card is a program that allows highly skilled third-country nationals to live and work temporarily in the country and ultimately acquire long-term EU residence rights. As of February 10th, 2014, the annual gross… Read more »