Restrictive admission conditions of the EU Blue card are a burden for employers, which have limited the use of the scheme. This is clearly insufficient so far to improve EU’s competitiveness.
Hence a new proposal on legal migration from the European Commission, aimed to address skills shortages and attract talent, with the following amendments:
Applications now handled within 90 days maximum, would have to be processed within 60 days.
Nowadays in France, timeframe vary from 60 to 90 days.
If the Member States wants to, they can offer a procedure reducing the administrative burden and shorting the turnarounds even below the 60 days limit.
For instance, it won’t be required to provide evidence of professional experience or higher education qualifications of the worker.
EU member state (excluding United Kingdom, Denmark and Ireland) will have 2 years to implement the new directive, once it’s adopted by the EU.
See the EU factsheet for more information and the online comparison of the national scheme of each Member state.