As we told you six months ago, the digitization of immigration procedures continues to expand progressively, including the procedures for:
This significant trend represents a real opportunity to speed up procedures, for example, by drastically reducing the time limits for procedures:
However, our recent experience shows that the platform dedicated to foreigners in France, "ANEF," which has a technical service but is not competent to deal with substantive issues, has significant shortcomings that are being remedied.
Thus, in the event of a problem, it is always necessary to contact the competent Prefecture to obtain answers on complex cases.
With 25 years of experience in the field, our immigration team is at your disposal to use its privileged contacts to unblock the pending cases.
Indeed, newcomers submitting their application for a Residence Permit via the ANEF platform will be charged a regularization Tax stamp worth €180 in addition to the standard stamp (€225) if their application for a Permit is submitted more than two months after their entry into the country.
Similarly, foreigners who are already in France and have a residence document must submit their application online between the one hundred and twentieth day and the sixtieth day before the expiry of the residence document. Failure to comply with this time limit will result in the application of the same regularization tax stamp.
The month of October 2021 will see two important changes concerning:
Our immigration team is at your disposal to implement these changes.
Finally, two recent political decisions allow us to project the evolution of professional immigration in France in the medium term:
The European Parliament has recently adopted a reform of the European Directive on European Blue Cards, which aims to make this status more flexible:
On the other hand, the French government has decided, in this pre-election year, to reduce the granting of visas from the Maghreb drastically:
Although the government has not yet specified whether this decision would apply uniformly to applications - the vast majority of which are for family reunification and professional immigration status - it is to be feared that the latter category of applications from these countries will become more complex.