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FRANCE: Changes to Rules for Posted Workers

October 1, 2018

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: Government Proposes New Immigration Bill

March 14, 2018

The French Government has introduced a new bill which proposes significant changes to France’s immigration rules. What is proposed? Below are the key changes which may be of interest to employers: Pre-approval for employers A proposed new pre-approval process for sponsoring companies would unlock streamlined work authorization process, with faster processing times and fewer required […]

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FRANCE: Tech Visa Route for Startups

July 7, 2017

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. The “Passeport Talent” scheme was launched in 2016 for ten categories of […]

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FRANCE: New Requirement and Fee for Prior Detachment Declarations

May 17, 2017

Effective 1st 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 3rd May 2017 has fixed the administrative fee […]

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FRANCE: Decree Approved to Implement New Immigration Law on Foreign Workers

November 3, 2016

The French government has just published the first Decree that will implement the Law on Foreign Workers of 7th March 2016. The Decree came into effect on 1st November 2016 and applies mainly to two immigration categories and one work…

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FRANCE: Minimum Salary Increases for EU Blue Card

July 15, 2016

France has recently announced that the minimum salary requirement for EU Blue Card holders has increased to €53,836 gross per year from €53,331. The increase was brought in on the 20th June 2016, when the French Ministry of the Interior published…

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FRANCE: November 2016 Changes for Work and Residence Permits

April 28, 2016

Amendments to French work and residence permits are expected to be announced by the immigration authorities in France which is likely to affect foreign nationals, dependents and some employers. Details of the law changes should be confirmed in November 2016.…

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CHINA – Current Entry Conditions

February 24, 2023

China has been in the process of reopening to foreign visitors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. China lifted its quarantine-upon-arrival requirement and has begun issuing certain types of visas to foreign visitors.

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CHINA: Restrictions on Travelers from Japan, South Korea

January 12, 2023

Due to concern over rising COVID rates in China, the government of South Korea stopped issuing tourist visas to Chinese citizens. In return, Chinese consular posts in Japan and South Korea have suspended issuing Chinese visas of various kinds to Japanese and South Korean citizens.

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SWITZERLAND: Modification to Issuance of C Permits

October 4, 2022

Further to a recent judgment from the Swiss Federal Court, the Swiss authorities have modified their practice regarding issuance of permanent residence permits (C permits).

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