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

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.

Major Changes to Immigration Rules Around the World in 2016

In 2016 Peregrine published over 140 immigration alerts about over 50 different countries, with the help of our local partners across the globe.

Apart from the regular changes to minimum salary requirements, application fees and quota levels, 2016 saw a continuation of the recent trends of online immigration systems and expanding visa waiver programs.

The EU referendum in the United Kingdom and the presidential election in the United States raised questions about possible major immigration rule changes on both sides of the Atlantic, but as of December 2016 nothing concrete has been announced.

European Union member states, meanwhile, have been busy transposing recent EU directives on intra-company transfers and posted workers into their national legislation, and debating further changes to the posted worker rules and the Blue Card scheme.

Here we run through some of the major developments in immigration around the world in the last year.

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Major Changes to Immigration Rules Around the World in 2016

FRANCE – Decree Implements Major Changes to Immigration Regime

Effective 1 November 2016, the French government has published the first decree implementing the new Law on Foreign Workers of 7 March 2016.

The decree establishes that visa applications for two new immigration categories – “Talent Passport” and Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Employees on Detachment (a.k.a. secondment) – must be submitted at French consulates. Processing delays are expected until detailed procedures have been announced and fully implemented.

The decree also clarifies the occupations which are now exempt from the work permit requirement for up to 3 months.

Applications submitted before 1 November 2016 will be processed according to the previous regulations.

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FRANCE – Decree Implements Major Changes to Immigration Regime

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

FRANCE – Minimum Salary Increases for EU Blue Card

The French government has increased the minimum salary requirements for European Union (EU) Blue Cards, effective 20 June 2016.

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FRANCE – Minimum Salary Increases for EU Blue Card

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