Can an employer in Germany send an employee with non-EU citizenship to other EU countries? If possible, what are the requirements to obtain a visa? In this article from Wise Business Group, we will talk about visa applications for sending employees with non-EU citizenship from Germany to other EU countries.
Question: If a German company hires a non-EU citizen, can it also send the employee to other EU countries? What are the visa requirements?
The answer: Based on the principle of the free provision of services by European companies in the European market, the European Union has established regulations that employees with non-EU citizenship who are employed in an EU country and have a work permit for this employment can also be sent to other EU countries by their employer to provide services.
Visa requirements: In most EU countries, these employees do not need an additional visa for less than three months. However, they may be required to register with the relevant authorities of the target country.
If the duration of dispatching exceeds three months, the employee must apply for a Van der Elst visa.
During the Van der Elst visa application process in Germany, the consulate only needs to check that:
Therefore, no one should check the labor market in another EU country.
A French company can send its employees to Germany to provide services to a customer of a German company. Paragraph 21 of the Employment Ordinance in Germany (§ 21 BeschV) confirms that processing the legal claims under labor and immigration law isnot required.
Employees with non-EU citizenship can be sent by their employer to other EU countries if they:
They do not need an additional visa for dispatching of less than three months. However, if the dispatching period exceeds three months, they must apply for a Van der Elst visa.
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