Schengen Visa changes

The changes came into effect on the 2nd February 2020.  What Is Set to Change? The main changes are as follows: Higher visa fees. Extended application submission periods. Electronic application forms for most countries. Representative authorities of every Schengen Member state must be present, to provide...

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...

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...

BELGIUM – Minimum salary threshold to be raised in the Walloon, Brussels and Flemish Regions

Information provided by our network partner  EXPAT MANAGEMENT GROUP Belgian practice leader, Massimo Maesen The minimum annual gross salary level for foreign employees will be raised, effective 1st January 2020:Walloon Region:•   Highly-skilled workers - EUR 42,869, (up from EUR 41,739);•    Management staff - EUR 71,521, (up from EUR 69,637); •  ...

Brexit Alert – Extension of the Deadline

On October 28th 2019, the European Union officially accepted the request from Prime Minister Boris Johnson for an extension of the deadline of Brexit until January 31st 2020. This extension is a flexible extension (a “flextension”) in that Brexit could also be enacted sooner, such...

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...

BREXIT : No-Deal Measures For UK Nationals

1. Austria    Like all European citizens living in Austria, UK citizens who are already in Austria have already made 2 formalities in Austria:  R esidence registration ( Meldezettel ) and European registration ( EU-Anmeldebescheinigung ). In the event of a  no-deal Brexit, UK citizens will...