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New Data in Immiguru – Temporary Assignments to the Schengen Area

We’re very pleased to announce that a group of short term temporary assignment processes (under 90 days) has been added into Immiguru for those Schengen countries that have made provision for short term work under certain circumstances.

Short Term Assignments and Extended Business Travellers

In the past few years there has been an increased trend to shorter term assignments and extended business travel as companies think about efficient ways to manage their projects and international staff. Immigration compliance can become tricky here and so Peregrine has worked together with our partners to present processes in Immiguru where some work-related activities are permitted on a Schengen Type C Visa or visa waiver stay.

These Aren't Work Permits!

Note that in most cases the categories have strict parameters in terms of allowable activities, duration and location of contract and payroll and should not be considered as another form of work authorisation. In most cases an existing service agreement or purchase order must be in place between the sending company and the host company, and assignees must remain on foreign payroll and contract.

Visa Nationals

For nationalities requiring a Schengen C visa for travel into the relevant country it should also be noted that these are processed at the consulate/embassy in the country of residence and so variations in procedure and visa issuance may apply which should always be checked for each case in advance.

Travel Planning

Lastly, these processes should also be reviewed carefully in terms of the applicant’s individual schedules. Trips to the Schengen area for business or tourism must be limited to 90 days out of any 180 day period, and this should be taken into account when using this category as previous travels may impact the planned entry and exit dates. Those of our clients using Immigo as well as Immiguru may like to take advantage of the reporting and notification features in Immigo to keep track of travel dates and durations.

Feedback Welcome!

We hope you find the new data useful; comments and feedback will be gratefully received!

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2021 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.