What are the processing updates? France is experiencing processing delays in the Nanterre prefecture. Additionally, be aware that strikes in France in December may delay processing further and cause immigration office closures.

  • Visas/permits affected: ICT and Talent Passport visas; residence permits.
  • Who is affected: Applicants submitting ICT visa, Talent Passport visa and residence permit applications in Nanterre.
  • Impact on processing times: Processing for the above-mentioned applications will be delayed in Nanterre.

What are the details?

  • Nanterre: The online appointment system in Nanterre is experiencing problems, and only opens new appointment submission slots every three weeks and residence permit collection appointments once a week. The earliest available dates to submit residence permit applications are in mid-February. Once the application is submitted, new and renewal residence permits are taking five months to process. Appointments should be booked as far ahead as possible to avoid additional delays in obtaining a permit.
  • Upcoming strikes: A strike which began on Dec. 5 may impact transportation and public services, and prevent employees from getting to work.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should take the delays into account when submitting residence permit applications in Nanterre. In preparation for the strike, and to mitigate additional delays, employers should book appointments in advance if possible.

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