The majority of countries outside the European Union already require an entry permit (visa) for business travellers. Other countries like the USA or Switzerland, allow visa-free entry for 90 days for certain purposes. In countries with a limited stay without a special visa, business activities may be formally restricted.
Foreign assignments involving the commencement of work or the execution of an assignment generally have to be approved.
In the majority of non-European countries, your employees or business travellers require a work permit and/or a residence permit before entering the country – sometimes even for assignments of under 90 days.
After arrival in the country of destination, it is important to know that in some countries there are reporting deadlines and obligations that must be observed. In some countries, your employees require documents from the interior authorities upon arrival to make their stay easier: for example, to be able to conclude business-related contracts or open bank accounts, such as the Social Security Card in the USA.
In some EU and EEA states, despite freedom of travel and simplified procedures in terms of residence law, certain notification requirements must be observed, e.g. for the provision of services by the posted employee, such as in Switzerland.
Regardless of whether your company operates in North America, Europe, Africa or Asia: we filter the information you need for your company residence permits and advise you thoroughly on your options beforehand – for a successful employee assignment.