In the event that I do gain the necessary permissions to open a branch in France, what personnel can I send to work there and for how long?

February 09 2012 | Accounting and Bookkeeping


The answer to this question is dependent on the level of staffing you want to send to France.  The senior staff of a Barbadian entity responsible for setting up the business may remain for ninety (90) days during any 12-month period.

Key personnel (described under the EPA as managers and specialists) are allowed to remain in France (and other EC countries) for up to three years.  And if you are planning on sending graduate trainees to the EC, they may remain for one year.

Of course, all of these provisions are subject to the Barbadian staff meeting the normal visa and immigration requirements for the EC country in question.