FRANCE – New Temporary Residence Permit for Talent Passport Visa Holders

Effective 1 March 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 arrival in France.

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FRANCE – New Temporary Residence Permit for Talent Passport Visa Holders

This alert was prepared with information provided by APRO Consulting.

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

Effective 18 February 2019, all foreign nationals in France holding unverified VLS-TS long-stay visas must verify their visa via a new online portal.

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

This alert was prepared with information provided by APRO Consulting and Expat Partners.

FRANCE – Changes to Rules for Posted Workers

On 5 September 2018, Law No. 2018-771 on “freedom to choose one’s professional future” was signed by the French president, codifying several important changes to the rules for workers posted to France.

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FRANCE – Changes to Rules for Posted Workers

This alert was drafted using information provided by Apro Consulting and Home Conseil Relocation.

FRANCE – Government Proposes New Immigration Bill

The French Government has introduced a new bill which proposes significant changes to France’s immigration rules.

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FRANCE – Government Proposes New Immigration Bill

This alert was drafted using information provided by Expat Partners, Apro Consulting and Itama Mobility.

Sharp Increase in British Nationals Applying for French Citizenship

We are pleased to share this article describing the recent increase in applications for French citizenship by British nationals.  The article features Fiona Mougenot, Managing Director of Expat Partners, an immigration consultancy which is Peregrine’s partner for immigration into France.  Thanks for sharing your experience, Fiona!

New Data in Immiguru: Intra-Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66) for Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Romania

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve added the new Intra-Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66) processes for Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Romania to Immiguru.

European Union flag vintageThe EU ICT Permit, established by the ICT Directive 2014/66/EU, is intended to be a consistent European Union-wide temporary work and residence permit allowing third-country nationals in certain positions to be assigned from a company outside the EU to a company within the EU in the same group, and to easily move and work within the EU.  The United Kingdom, Denmark and Ireland have opted out of this directive.

Despite a November 2016 deadline to transpose the ICT Directive into national law, by September 2017 several EU Member States had not yet fully implemented the directive.  Austria is expected to implement the Directive by 1 October 2017.

Many thanks to all our partners who have helped us with this!

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FRANCE – Tech Visa Route for Startups

France has begun publicising 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 requiring a separate work permit.

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FRANCE – Tech Visa Route for Startups

This alert was drafted using information provided by Apro ConsultingExpat Partners and Itama Mobility.
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FRANCE – New Requirement and Fee for Prior Detachment Declarations

Effective 1 July 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.

In addition, a decree (No. 2017-751) of 3 May 2017 has fixed the administrative fee which will have to be paid by the employer on making a detachment declaration, at EUR 40. The fee will be implemented sometime before 1 January 2018.

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FRANCE – New Requirement and Fee for Prior Detachment Declarations

This alert was drafted using information provided by Apro ConsultingExpat Partners and Itama Mobility.

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.

Newland Chase provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.