The implementation of the law of 7 March 2016 on the rights of foreigners in France. Circulars of 2 November 2016 – Provisions applicable as of 1 November 2016 and 1 January 2017

The Law on the Rights of Foreigners in France of 7 March 2016 and the decrees and orders of 28 October 2016 established the legislative and regulatory framework for the new procedures for professional immigration, specifying in particular the new procedures and the lists of documents to be provided. The circulars of 2 November 2016 provide details on the priority orientations which should guide the administration in the application of these texts.


Publication of the implementing regulations of the Law of March 7, 2016

 The first texts implementing the law on the right of foreigners in France were published Oct 28, 2016.

The areas concerned by the suppression of work permits when the activities are planned for less than 90 days have been defined.

The implementation of consular procedures for the “Talent Passport” and “Intra-Company Transfer- ICT” visas may cause delays for these categories.

Draft Law on the Rights of Foreigners in France : A significant headway for HR Directors

La Revue du Personnel, Employment Law Special Edition, November 2015, p.12-15, Paris

Draft law on the Rights of Foreigners in France

The government finalized its draft of Law on the Rights of Foreigners in France. The new law would increase the use of multi-annual permits to stay, create new immigration categories and eliminate the work permit requirement for assignments of less than three months.