France – Implementation of the 2018 Asylum and Immigration Law

What has changed

The Asylum and Immigration Law signed into law on September 10, 2018 will take effect on March 1, 2019 for Intra-Company Transfers (ICT) with secondment status.

Previously, the ICT secondment status required a three (3) month period of seniority, the non-renewable characteristic was not clearly stated, and there was no mandatory cooling-off period.

Who is affected

All clients who employ foreign workers in France.

What to expect

Key Changes for ICT Secondment Status Include:

  • The assignee is required to have a six (6) month seniority within the group (previously was three [3] months) to be eligible.
  • The longest amount of time a residence permit can be obtained for is three (3) years; residence permits are nonrenewable.
  • Cooling-off period requires ICT’s to leave the EU for at least six (6) months before a new secondment.
Emigra Worldwide will keep clients informed about updates related to new procedures and their impact on ongoing and upcoming assignments.

What you need to do

All clients need to consider the new requirements when selecting foreign workers for future assignments.

Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.