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  • Brexit: what will change for UK citizens

    Published on 25 April 2019

    At the extraordinary summit on November 25, 2018, the Draft agreement on the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom was approved by European leaders. The purpose of this agreement is to prepare the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union by setting up a transition period until December 31, 2020.

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  • Brexit: I am currently living in France

    Published on 25 April 2019

    Will I need a residence permit to continue living in France? I am currently working for a French company, what will change for me? What about my social security after Brexit? I work in France and am often required to travel to the other Member States of the European Union for professional reasons. What rights will I have after Brexit? I would like to apply for French nationality? I have been posted to France by my employer based in the UK. Can I remain covered by the UK social security?

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  • Brexit: I am going to or am planning to settle in France

    Published on 02 April 2019

    I am going to or am planning to settle in France. My UK company plans to post me to France from April 12, 2019, can I remain affiliated to the UK social security system?

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  • Brexit: I live in the UK and often travel to France for work or personal reasons

    Published on 02 April 2019

    Do I need to apply for a visa?

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  • Brexit: where to obtain more information?

    Published on 02 April 2019

    Helpful links

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  • What's new in March?

    Published on 13 March 2019

    The business migration section of the “Asylum and Immigration” law enters into force as of March 1st. Changes to international service provisions will enter into force in 2020.

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  • French Tech Visa for Employees extended!

    Published on 01 March 2019

    As of March 2019, French Tech Visa for Employees procedure is extended.

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  • Long-stay visa equivalent to a residence permit (VLS-TS) online validation!

    Published on 12 March 2019

    From February 18th 2019, the VLS-TS validation procedure is now made online.

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  • Practical details of the withholding tax (PAS) in France related to global mobility.

    Published on 12 March 2019

    Vaughan Avocats and the Welcome Office of Business France introduce the practical details of the imminent application of the withholding tax (PAS) in France related to global mobility.

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  • Mycompanyinfrance.fr, a new website dedicated to foreign entrepreneurs

    Published on 07 January 2019

    Acoss, the Urssaf network’s national fund, has partnered with France’s official digital startup incubator (beta.gouv.fr) to launch a new website for foreign entrepreneurs looking to set up shop in France: www.mycompanyinfrance.fr.

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  • France: An attractive country for workers

    Published on 29 November 2018

    According to a study carried out by the international strategy consulting firm Boston Consulting Group, France is one of the most attractive countries for professional expatriates.

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  • Immigration bill

    Published on 28 September 2018

    On 26 June 2018, the bill for a managed immigration and the right to asylum has been adopted by the Senate on first reading.

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  • The French government presents its PACTE bill

    Published on 16 October 2018

    The Action Plan Business Transformation and Growth (PACTE) aims to empower businesses to innovate, transform, grow and create jobs in France.

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  • Startuppers, Choose France : The Welcome Office at Vivatech !

    Published on 28 September 2018

    Business France was present at the key event on innovation, VivaTech on 24th, 25th and 26th May 2018.

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  • Make A French Start Guide– booklets 1, 2 & 3

    Published on 15 January 2019

    Business France and Mazars have decided to join forces and use their combined skills to create 4 guides and offer valuable insight regarding your investment project in France.

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  • Immigration bill

    Published on 28 September 2018

    On 22 April 2018, the bill for a managed immigration and the right to asylum has been adopted by the National Assembly on first reading.

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  • Posting of workers: Review of the European directive

    Published on 28 September 2018

    On 11. April 2018, the last stage of the revision of the posting of workers directive was validated.

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  • Business France publishes 2017 Annual Report

    Published on 28 September 2018

    Business France today published its “2017 Annual Report: Foreign investment in France. The international development of the French economy”.

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  • Proposals on the reform of the European Union visa policy

    Published on 28 September 2018

    On March 14th 2018, the European Commission submitted proposals to reform the European Union visa policy, with the objective, in particular, to simplify the formalities for the obtention of Schengen visas (including visas issued for business purposes) and making the issuance of such visas faster and safer.

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  • Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

    Published on 28 September 2018

    On March 19th, the European Commission published the draft agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

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  • Immigration Bill

    Published on 28 September 2018

    On February 21st, the bill for a managed immigration and the right to asylum was presented to the Council of Ministers.

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  • Welcometofrance.com celebrates its first birthday!

    Published on 28 September 2018

    It has been a year since Welcometofrance.com informs, guides and supports you and your family members through the procedures for a successful expatriation in France!

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  • “Choose France” summit : €3.5 billion in foreign investment and 2,200 new jobs

    Published on 28 September 2018

    One hundred and forty of the world’s most influential business executives were the distinguished guests of the French President, Prime Minister, and members of the government at the “Choose France” summit held at the Palace of Versailles on Monday January 22, co-organized by the French Treasury Directorate, the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Business France.

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  • Choose France summit: January 22, 2018

    Published on 28 September 2018

    More than 140 of the world’s most influential CEOs will be distinguished guests of the French President, Prime Minister, and members of the government at the Palace of Versailles on Monday January 22, 2018.

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  • Increase of the minimum wage in France

    Published on 28 September 2018

    On 1 January 2018, the French minimum wage has increased by 1.24%.

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  • Withholding Income Tax regime

    Published on 28 September 2018

    Withholding tax regime differed to 2019 The income tax will be deducted from the monthly remuneration as of 1st January 2019.

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  • France: a creative, attractive investment location for entrepreneurs

    Published on 28 September 2018

    For the eighth year in a row, Business France has published the “France Attractiveness Scoreboard”, in conjunction with the French Treasury Directorate (DG Trésor) at the Ministry for the Economy and Finance, and the French Commission for Regional Equality (CGET).

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  • Business France releases Doing Business 2017

    Published on 28 September 2018

    Published every year by Business France, the “Doing Business” guide is designed to provide key information to investors on a full range of regulatory, tax and employment law matters that may arise when setting up and running a foreign subsidiary in France.

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  • Paris to host the Olympic Games in 2024

    Published on 28 September 2018

    Last week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially confirmed the city chosen to host the Olympic Games in 2024. The Games will be held in Paris, exactly a century after the city last staged the Summer Olympics. The IOC also announced that Los Angeles will host the Games in summer 2028.

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  • The new French Tech visa program

    Published on 28 September 2018

    Is a fast-track residence permit application procedure through which eligible foreign talent can obtain a new “Talent Passport”:

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  • Make our planet great again

    Published on 11 December 2017

    Following the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the President of the Republic, Emmanuel MACRON, on 1 June 2017, called onscientists, teachers, entrepreneurs, associations and NGOs, students and civil society as a whole to mobilize and join France to lead the fight against global warming.

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  • France becoming ever more attractive to foreign investors

    Published on 11 December 2017

    The A.T. Kearney FDI Confidence Index was published this week. According to its survey conducted in January 2017 with 500 senior executives from companies generating annual revenues of US$500 million or more across 30 different countries, France is the seventh most attractive FDI destination in the world.

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  • FT 1000 ranking: Paris is home to the Europe’s fastest growing companies

    Published on 28 September 2018

    The Financial Times, in partnership with Statista, has published the very first “FT 1000”, a list of European companies achieving the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2012 and 2015. No fewer than 45 of the companies on the list are based in Paris.

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  • Business France publishes 2016 Annual Report

    Published on 28 September 2018

    Business France today published its “2016 Annual Report: Foreign investment in France. The international development of the French economy”. The figures speak for themselves: France is an increasingly attractive investment location.

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  • Discover the 70 winners of the French Tech Ticket Season 2

    Published on 09 June 2017

    Attentive readers may remember that France’s President, François Hollande, hosted a reception at the Élysée Palace in March 2016 for the 50 winners of the first season of the Paris French Tech Ticket program. Applications closed last September for an even bigger second French Tech Ticket season, which will this time host 70 startups in partner incubators throughout France.

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  • New welcometofrance.com website launched

    Published on 24 April 2017

    The French Minister for the Economy and Finance, Michel Sapin, made a special visit to Business France’s headquarters on February 23 to mark the launch of the new “Welcome to France” website, which provides essential information for foreign nationals and their families relocating to France.

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  • France attracts foreign talent

    Published on 24 April 2017

    The twin aims of the Right of Foreign Nationals Act of March 7, 2016, together with secondary legislation (implementing decrees) passed on November 1, 2016, are to underpin the path to citizenship for foreign nationals and to contribute to France’s attractiveness as a business location. We provide a rundown of this innovative reform and everything it has to offer.

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  • A special tax system for expatriates

    Published on 17 August 2017

    With a view to improving France’s attractiveness as a business location and encouraging foreign talent to come to the country, the 2017 French Government Budget Act increased the term of the special tax system for expatriates from five to eight years.

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