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As of April 6, the police had carried out in France "more than eight million checks and drew up nearly 480,000 tickets for non-compliance with confinement" imposed to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the minister unveiled the same day of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, on FranceInfo. Contraventions which start at 135 euros, can reach 200 euros in the event of recidivism and become an offense punishable by six months' imprisonment and 3,750 euros in fine in the event of recurrence more than 3 times within thirty days.

What to think twice before going outside. But when the exit corresponds to a professional or legal imperative, what should be done, ask these readers of 20 Minutes ?

"I have an appointment for an interview for a job offer: can I move with my vehicle 30 km or not? »Bouhennaf

“I am confined to my second home, and summoned by the Spanish courts on May 7. Can I go to Paris to take the plane? »Yann

“Residing in Caen, I am summoned for an interview in order to obtain a visa at the American embassy. Does this convocation come within the framework of an administrative convocation, as indicated on the certificate of derogatory displacement? »Bush

Here are the answers we found:

Since the start of containment, economic activity has slowed down. A week ago, 5 million French people were on partial unemployment. Suffice to say that the period is not conducive to permanent and permanent hires. Nevertheless, companies and start-ups are continuing to recruit, increasing their use of videoconference interviews. But, if e-interview is not possible, "the candidate has the right to go to his professional meeting," said 20 minutes an adviser to the Ministry of Solidarity and Health contacted this Friday in calling the freephone number 0800 130 000.

Proof of the recruiter. "For this," continues the advisor, "the candidate must have the derogatory certificate, the following box checked:" travel between the home and the place of exercise of the professional activity, when they are essential for the exercise activities which cannot be organized in the form of teleworking or professional travel which cannot be postponed ". He must also ask the company that intends to recruit him for a letter, letterhead and with company stamp, justifying the appointment, or even better, a promise of employment. Information that should reassure Bouhennaf and any other person in his situation.

Request to postpone the hearing. The answers to Yann and Buisson's questions are not positive. Decree No. 2020-279 of March 19, 2020 adds three exceptions to the ban on the movement of people outside their home in force since the publication of Decree No. 2020-260 of March 16, 2020. The following are now authorized:

  • displacements resulting from an obligation of presentation to the national police or gendarmerie services or to any other service or professional, imposed by the administrative police authority or the judicial authority;
  • travel resulting from a summons from an administrative court or the judicial authority;
  • travel for the sole purpose of participating in missions of general interest at the request of the administrative authority and under the conditions it specifies.

Travel in order to respond to the convocation of the Spanish justice of Yann is not authorized. First because it does not fall under an obligation of presentation to the national police or gendarmerie services, that is to say French. Second, because many member states of the European Union have decided to close their borders to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Including France and Spain. "The closing of the borders is a valid reason to postpone the date of the meeting [of Yann], insists the adviser of the Ministry of Health. This request, he should be able to formulate and transmit it via his lawyer. "

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Suspension of visa issuance. Finally, with regard to the Buisson visa application, we simply contacted the visa department of the US Embassy in Paris by telephone. “Since March 16, 2020, the embassy has canceled all appointments made in March and April in order to obtain a visa or a visa renewal for migrants and non-immigrants. She will postpone them to a later date, not fixed to date, we were told. If you have an urgent need to travel [death, medical emergency, etc.], please follow the instructions on the site or contact us by email at fae_contactus + fr + mrv + fr@visaops.net, or call 01 82 88 29 57 to request an early appointment. A communication that can also be found here.

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