Law N°2016-274 of March 7th, 2016: Publication of the implementation decrees

The new decrees of implementation of the immigration law N°2016-274 were published in the Official gazette on October 31st, 2016.

Those decrees take effect on November 1st 2016.


  • Officers of the French administrations are discovering these decrees as we are and will be waiting for internal instructions for their actual implementation.
  • Months of uncertainty are to be expected both regarding pending applications and the ones about to be submitted.

We will deliver our detailed analysis of the 18 decrees as soon as possible and will keep you informed of the developments regarding the local implementation in each administration as the information becomes available.