FRANCE : AUTOMATIC EXTENSIONS

Due to Covid-19, the French government had initially extended automatically permits and visas that were expiring between March 16th and May 15th 2020 for a 3 month period. This has now been extended to six months for all those who hold valid French residency permits,...

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France COVID – 19 Update

Effective 23 March, until at least 15 April, flights are suspended between mainland France and French overseas territories, including Guadeloupe, La Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthelemy, as well as between those islands. Effective 17 March, labor offices are closed to the public. The issuance of all...

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Think twice about the consequences of travelling as a business visitor to France when on a short-term assignment!

If you are planning to send an employee on a business trip to France for a short-term assignment a quick assessment of the activities is required in order to obtain the correct visa before the departure to France. Make sure that the travel is either as a business visitor or for a short-term assignment for work.    Statistics published by the European Commission reveal...

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2020 European Minimum Salary Increase

The minimum annual gross salary level for foreign employees will be raised, effective 1st January 2020: Belgium- Effective 1 January 2020, minimum gross annual salary levels for foreign employees will be increased in the three Belgian regions.  Brussels and Wallonia- Highly-skilled workers: EUR 42,869 Management staff: EUR 71,521 EU...

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BREXIT – Latest Update

Expat Partners has been closely following the developments of Brexit, as it has a very direct impact on our numerous British clients. On Saturday October 19th, Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to hold a vote with regards to his newly proposed Brexit deal. However, the...

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FRANCE – Government Proposes New Immigration Bill [UPDATED]

By Peregrine The French Government has introduced a new bill which proposes significant changes to France's immigration rules. [UPDATE]   The  Asylum and Immigration Law (No. 2018-778)  was signed into law by President Macron on September 10, 2018 and published the following day.   What is proposed? Below are the key changes   Intra-company...

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