Re: EU eligibility for employment on St. Martin
Date: April 29, 2008 09:57PM
tabba khady Wrote:
> I am one of the Barbara's source (one of the
> many). I am a French citizen, living in sxm since
> almost 20 years, operated business on both sides
> (as well as reside on both sides) . the French
> side is French , administered by Paris. It became
> recently a "collectivite territortiale", was
> previously a "commune de France" but the change
> didn't affected its European status. The French
> side is part of the European Union, and people who
> carry European passport (from the Shengen zone)
> are allowed to live and work there. I can confirm
> what Barbara said, she knows. We have many
> European citizen who work here, open business
> without any problem and the exact same process
> than a french citizen.
> If you still have doubt there is nothing easier
> than to google the informations or to contact the
> Conseil General de la collectivite territoriale
> (05.90.29.13.10), the "service de la police aux
> frontiere" (05.90.87.07.62), the "sous-prefecture"
> (05.90.29.09.04), "inspection du travail"
> (05.90.29.02.25) or the "chambre de commerce"
> (05.90.87.84.42)... But be ready to speak french
> with all those services since they are French
Thank you for your detailed and informed reply; it is the most authoritative (and convincing) I have received on any forum and am now confident of my eligibility to work on the island. I did, in fact, contact the agencies you referred to for specific employment information; not one replied.
Again, I appreciate your insights.