France: Short-Term Work Permit Exemption Introduced

A short-term work permit exemption has been implemented for foreign nationals working in several types of activities, including those attending conferences, seminars and trade shows, those seconded to France to participate in audit, information technology, management, finance, insurance, architecture or engineering-related activities and those participating in cultural, artistic and scientific events. Rules and mandatory formalities regarding a secondment declaration and representative designation in France remain applicable.

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A short-term work permit exemption has been implemented for foreign nationals working in the following activities:

• Those attending conferences, seminars and trade shows;
• Those seconded to France to participate in audit, information technology, management, finance, insurance, architecture or engineering-related activities;
• Those participating in cultural, artistic and scientific events;
• Entertainers and technical staff working in film production and distribution, in audio-visual, performing or recording arts;
• Models;
• Artists;
• Domestic workers during their employer's stay in France; and
• Visiting professors conducting occasional lectures.

Non-EU workers remain subject to Schengen rules regarding entry and residence in the Schengen area.
Rules and mandatory formalities regarding a secondment declaration and representative designation in France remain applicable.

What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

Foreign workers should benefit from the new short-term work permit exemption and should contact their immigration professional to discuss the exemption and related entry requirements.

Fragomen worked closely with Karl Waheed Avocats (Paris) to prepare this alert. It is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to emea@fragomen.com.

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