Client Alert – Measures announced by Government to improve the immigration, asylum and integration policy in France

Twenty measures to “improve the immigration, asylum and integration policy” in France were presented by the Government on 6 November 2019

Client Alert – France launches online system for the filing of residence permit applications of UK nationals already residing in France at the time Brexit occurs, in case of no-deal Brexit

In preparation of a no-deal Brexit, and following the provisions made by the French government earlier this year, an online service is now available to allow UK nationals already residing in France at the time Brexit occurs to file their residence permit application online.

Client Alert – Declaration and control of posted workers: publication of a decree and an order

These two texts specify the conditions of application of workers’ secondment (posting) and the fight against illegal work, as well as the activities exempted from the secondment declaration and the designation of the representative in France. They entered into force the day after their publication on 5 June, except for certain provisions that will be applicable from 1 July 2019.

Client alert – the conditions of issuance of the residence permits to British nationals residing regularly in France on the Brexit date

The French government has issued a decree, issued for the implementation of Ordinance No. 2019-76 of 6 February 2019, which specifies the conditions for issuing residence permits to British nationals in order to continue their stay in France after the Brexit date, in the event of no exit agreement being reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Client Alert – Presentation of the main measures that came into force on 1 March 2019

The last provisions of the law of 10 September 2018 on residence and integration entered into force on 1 March 2019. Six orders, a circular and three decrees have been issued to date concerning the application of these provisions.

Client Alert – The rights of UK nationals continuing to stay in France after 29 March 2019 in case of hard Brexit – February 13, 2019

The French government published an order which determines the right of UK nationals continuing to stay in France after the Brexit date of 29 March 2019, in the most probable event of no exit agreement being reached between the UK and the EU. Such UK nationals will be allowed three to twelve months to acquire permanent residency if they have been in France for 5 years or more on 30 March 2019, or acquire the appropriate permit to stay, if they have been in France on such day for less than 5 years.

Client Alert – Simplification of the validation of the long stay visa equivalent to a residence permit – December 19, 2018

This Decree simplifies the formalities related to the validation of the long stay visa equivalent to a residence permit (VLS-TS) following the arrival in France of a foreign citizen by setting up a paperless visa validation process. This formality will be applicable to the validation of all VLS-TS, but does not replace the medical appointment and the signature of the Republican Integration Contract which are required in some cases.

Client Alert – Professional Immigration News June to September 2018 – JUNE – SEPTEMBER 2018 – Sept. 17, 2018

This client alert recalls the EU Directive of 28 June 2018 on the posting of foreign workers, the law of 5 September 2018 “for the freedom to choose one’s professional future”, and the law of September 10, 2018, “for a controlled immigration, an effective right of asylum and a successful integration”, and concentrates on the measures impacting professional immigration.

Client Alert – Presentation of a draft law on controlled immigration and asylum – 7 August 2018

The Bill for a controlled immigration and an effective right of asylum was adopted on 1st August 2018 by the National Assembly. The decrees of application have not been published to date. Only the measures impacting professional immigration are presented here.

On 3 August 2018 a writ was filed for the constitutionality of the law be confirmed by the Conseil Constitutionnel. The Court has one month to render its judgment. The law should therefore be enacted by mid September at the latest.

Provisions on professional immigration have not been significantly amended. The reforms introduced by law and described in our newsletter of March 1, 2018 are unchanged.

Client Alert: Presentation of a draft law on controlled immigration and asylum – March 1st, 2018

The Bill for a controlled immigration and an effective right of asylum was presented on 21 February 2018 in Council of Ministers, and registered at the Presidency of the National Assembly the same day. The government has committed to this bill the accelerated procedure provided for in article 45, paragraph 2, of the Constitution. It is the measures impacting professional immigration that are presented here.