Benefits & Challenges
GMP reviewed all 28 countries in the EU to determine which country(s) would be an option. Unfortunately, we ruled out the UK and Spain (where the company had offices) as certain criteria could not be met by the company/employee.
GMP reviewed which other EU countries offered a work permit category that did not require local company sponsorship. We were able to provide the client with three options.
Key Points & Analysis
As part of our analysis, GMP advised the client which activities could be conducted as a business visitor for up to 90 days (within a 180-day period) without the need for work authorization.
After GMP had provided a list of country options to the company, the client then decided to take advantage of the 90-day exemption. This would allow them to immediately begin testing the EU market with their services. The company later utilized our advice to pursue work authorization for their employee so that he could remain in the EU without limitations on his scope of work.