• Short-Term Work Permit Exemption Introduced
  • November 8, 2016
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • 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;
    • 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.