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France: The Immigration Authorities introduce changes to immigration framework

The French Immigration Authorities have introduced the following changes which will take effect at the beginning of 2019.

Intra-Company Transfers: Once an assignment has been completed, and the employee has left France, they must remain outside of the EU (not only France) for a 6-month cooling off period before they can apply for another Intra-Company Transfer work permit

Residency Permit: A new residency permit category has been created for foreign migrants to remain in France for 12 months for seeking employment or founding a company.

Student Mobility: A “Student Mobility Program” residence permit has been created and will be valid for 12-24 months depending on the circumstances of the individual. This residency permit is aimed to encourage the mobility of students in and around the European Union.

More information

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Immigration team at immigration@sterling.com or call +44(0)20 8836 3359.

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