Comparative Study: Immigration 2010-2011
What are the immigration processes with which compliance must be ensured for the employment of third-country highlyskilled workers in different European countries? In which country are the migration processes the fastest and the easiest to comply with? The answer is to be found in this Laga study.
About this study:
The study is the result of co-operation between Laga and other foreign law -and consultancy firms. It aims to provide an objective overview of the immigration processes with which compliance must be ensured for the employment of third-country highlyskilled workers in different European countries (Belgium, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy).
In the first part of the study, Laga provides a brief overview of the immigration processes in the above countries. In the second part, Laga compares the necessary requirements. The comparison demonstrates that the Belgian migration (work permit) process is by far the fastest, and the easiest to comply with. Laga writes: "Indeed, if we consider both the time it takes to process a work permit application in Belgium (about 2 weeks) and the required conditions for obtaining a work permit for a highly skilled employee (earning at least EUR 36,604 gross on a yearly basis in 2011), we can safely conclude that in contrast to previous years, and to neighbouring countries, it has become easier for third country nationals to be employed in Belgium."
This study is only available in English.