Why some companies decide to hire developers with US/CA only restrictions?

I’ve noticed numerous companies offering remote positions within the US and Canada, but a significant portion of these opportunities come with a caveat: they require candidates to be situated in specific cities within these countries, leading to the necessity of obtaining a work visa. This restriction poses a considerable challenge when seeking to hire individuals from outside the US and Canada. It prompts the question: What lies at the heart of this issue? Why do companies opt to incorporate such location-based constraints into their hiring protocols? And, importantly, what benefits are they aiming to achieve?

From my perspective in Brazil, I’ve observed that many developers, myself included, have the ability to legally offer services to the United States and Canada in B2B way that facilitates transactions. However, it appears that companies in these countries may be unaware of this viable option or lack a clear understanding of its feasibility. This potential disconnect raises intriguing questions about the communication and awareness gap between regions, and the untapped potential for companies to benefit from a broader, global talent pool.

What are your thoughts ?

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It’s just a thought, but perhaps they believe that enforcing IP or NDA-related disputes would be simpler if their developers were also employees.

Being employed cross country from employer’s perspective is tricky.

From what I understand, at least in the US and Canada, you can’t simply hire a foreigner without having a business entity set up in their country (sorry for the hand-wavy explanation, I’m fuzzy on what’s actually involved). This is very expensive and this is why services like Deel and Remote exist. They have such entities set up all over the world so that smaller companies can contract foreign employees as though they were employed by these services (Deel/Remote/whoever). They still aren’t cheap, though, so it’s likely these companies don’t want to or can’t pay for these services. I know because I’m Canadian and used to work for an American company. I was technically employed by Deel, I used their HR software, and got my pay cheques and benefits from them, and everything was in my local currency.


So why companies do not mention it in one sentence like:

According to Act. … hire employees outside USA is too expensive …

If they would do so then a simple question would be asked:

Then why you do not allow offer B2B-like contracts?

I have company in Romania. As same as normal Joe Doe is buying a PC or for example CSS3 / HTML5 template as same I’m issuing invoice like every other company. Clients (depending on taxation law) can include invoice payments in their costs. To make things even more easy I can propose salary equal to Romania’s VAT threshold i.e. 88.5k EUR where I see often offer 120k+ USD, so there is 0% VAT on invoice and therefore the salary we agree for is also a gross hourly price. I’m not sure if it’s possible to make it even easier. Well … I can say that I can offer “this and that”, but in most cases it does not have any effects as often there is:

  1. onsite
  2. hybrid
  3. remote within city
  4. remote within state
  5. remote within timezone range

If John Doe cannot accept standard invoice from Europe then we have an advanced economic war with sanctions maybe even bigger than Russia have. :-1:

For every argument like @richgal’s guess, the answer is also same:

Then how I would trust YOU that I would receive money for my work? If NDA does not work cross-border then why invoice would?

Specific law, especially taxation could be much different between US states, so hey! … Why we are limiting us so much! Let’s go even further! Let’s hire only onsite, because we need to close employees in corporation cities with restricted network access. Without that we cannot be sure that they would not share some information! other! You know what’s worst? It’s a fact that corporations are doing that. I’m sure that it’s at least nothing new in China, but I guess “here and there” we can find more cases … :exploding_head:

One of the worst arguments I heard is that I cannot trust some person until it do something I require. Not sure how their powers work when they are so sure that forcing others to do what they require and judge that from now on their lives are safe. I would say that if you force people to do something then you should less trust them. because from the very start you made enough negative impression,. Anyway, people do not change after wearing a mask or relocate. It’s a total nonsense. :no_entry_sign:

Everything goes in both ways and such arguments are just toxic excuses. It’s better to say:

As patriots we prefer to support local market. That’s said you cannot count on any sponsor of relocation and help with VISA to out country, so you can pay taxes here.


Our startup maybe pays 100k+ USD yearly for just one developer, but we are poor to ensure how to work with other companies outside US.

but the corporations can’t do that, because their perfect job offers with 5+ interviews and their amazing monthly delay after which you maybe would receive literally any response would look … well … you would not believe … bad … just a bit … but still! :man_facepalming:

Just for sure I’m not commenting every offer from US, I’m not even saying only about offers from that country. In every country you can find murderers, thieves and “weird” companies that instead of just making a good deal they prefer to force some weird ideology. Our world is comedy of the absurd and therefore I’m always writing half-seriously and half for fun.

btw. Do you know which country deserves this title the most? Well … I would give you a small tip …

comedy of the absurd

You most probably not heard it before. In Poland companies often sends you 2 invoices instead of one and it’s not because they want to do so, but because taxation law in Poland is terrible. The “real” invoice (second one) forces company owner to pay taxes *no matter if you have received payment for it! So to avoid it people in Poland “prepared” a … local standard? … that you may call pre-invocie (or payment request?) that in terms of law does not obligates them to pay taxes after issuing it. The good news are … let me think … ah, right! My company is not in Poland, so please don’t worry! :see_no_evil:

Speaking of company decisions in many countries. Here is my personal list of countries based on my experience:

  1. Germany - somebody said that Poles don’t like Germans because of history? Well … “when they are not about to war” … sorry :joy: … they actually … do a good business! To be honest … only business (in positive meaning) i.e. raw business contract without 0 ideology. They have even helped when I had a small trouble in relocate process.

    I had only one “bad memory”, but not about any company. I was in theory already accepted by one company and … suddenly they got an information from government (or it’s institution or something like it) that they would have less funds next year. Sad, maybe they could “do it better” - who knows … however the application was really fast and if they would ask I could work for them as long as they would show me a simplest proof that for let’s say 6 months they have reserved funds for it. :moneybag:

    Offers from Germany are definitely TOP 1 far away from others when we count salary / quality. :balance_scale:

  2. US/USA - Except those who … did not learned from :microbe: problem … offers from this country are not well paying … they are amazingly well paying. If counting only that Germany would have no chance, but the overall quality of offers and sometimes (not always) long recruitment process or weird points (mentioning only bachelor degree when production experience is at least as same worth), drastically reduces the number of applicants. :chart_with_downwards_trend:

  3. UK - Basically it’s a younger brother of USA who tries to imitate him, but then he imitate a problem with immigrants without UK’s dream story :joy:

    Tip: The best tip for USA and UK is to reach people personally instead of talking with recruiters, HR managers and so on …Basically think that some group of Germans relocated to USA / UK and they need to “deal with it” in incorporated countries, but when you reach them personally you would have easy and really well paying deals. :handshake:

  4. Japan - If you have good English, you are willing to relocate and you can accept “not highest” payings then you are in a better world. It’s not “another country of West world” and what country offers itself may be seen much more worth especially comparing to “free gym access”. Unfortunately most offers does not allow remote work from other countries and some require from you to have already VISA for work which … you can have if some company in Japan would help you with that. My personal wish list to crate company in that country, but can’t place it higher because of few limitations at start. :jp:

  5. Malaysia (and Asian countries in general) - well … one time I got not that bad offer, but they required to relocate, so I have rejected (similar story from India). Asia is in general a continent maybe not like German business, but still full of people willing to work (which is not so obvious in Europe). They used “magic words”, so I just need to place them here! :wink:

What can we do to change your mind?

Tip: btw. If anyone is from Asian kindly please link as many resources as possible to show a daily life in your countries. Look that your countries are on other continent and people who may consider to relocate may feel a reasonable true fear as the source of it is not understanding something (like something’s form or someone’s will). Relocate to a country after “fight for VISA”, collecting funds for relocation etc. is too much comparing to other well known countries that are much closer. Look that EU is not going … in best direction … so showing a “normal life” especially in edge cases (like covid) would drastically change someone’s mind (in positive way) and then there’s almost only a cost calculation. :pray:

  1. East Europe and not it’s not about Belarus or Russia. …The best is to show by example … In Poland everything except politics is amazing, but this also means that everything (including amazing stuff) which they touch makes it rotten. Would you say that’s the same everywhere? I guess you are also paying taxes for (in fact) not working healthcare system? Polish medics are best … in UK. Got the point? Now RomaniaLLC company? Taxes? Really good, sometimes really stupid, but at least low. However job offers … Some people do not see a problem paying 2k EUR salary, because “everyone is fine with it” … well … nope :sweat_smile:

    In general you can count your salary from 2 to 3 times lower. 4k EUR is always max as long as … you are lucky. :slightly_frowning_face:

  2. France this country still is sleeping about past when they conquer lots of lands and call themself empire. I don’t love English, I’m not a professional speaker for sport events and so on, but I accept that’s the most popular language at least for now. Maybe in 2021 i.e. the only year I was not one of the most active members, in the middle of … you know what … maybe they placed one legendary offer in which French language wasn’t required, but at least I didn’t saw any. Sorry dudes, I know what you feel. Poland’s was also empire … in a bit different way i.e. by union … but anyway yeah, those were good old times … :joy:

  3. Hey, what? Is there still something in there? Something worse than requiring to learn a new human language? What’s that? Ideology a.k.a. “Canadian way of life”. I heard many stories from Canada, I saw many videos much before deepfake has become popular and I had just one interview in which … after I passed successfully all meetings they choose other developer, because of hockey knowledge. Yeah, it was some app for managers… Yeah, I think there was a NES game for this sport. Yeah, I barely know it. I even don’t know it’s so terrible hard sport that you it’s knowledge is a decisive point in interview process! :ice_hockey:

Just think that country on similar life level (hope I’m not wrong here) is the last entry of someone’s list. Here is the big summary. No matter how much you pay, if you don’t care about business, then others would also … don’t care. It’s a simple thing that for some reason many people forgot. Surprisingly salary here have so less to say here, but I’m trying to be honest. Even the country which is TOP 1 on my “wishlist” is in the middle of list. :thinking:

I hope that sharing experience would help many people in many countries think again about how others may see them and what they could do to change. If remember correctly it was on forum.devtalk.com - I have shared them some pictures from Christmas in Timișoara. Maybe there were no snow that many children are waiting for, but I guess that pictures show how people in Romania like Christmas (or maybe they like to celebrate a free days?). :rofl:


Solid rant, I rate it 8/10.


Very rich comment. Thank you!!

Important to mention that Elixir itself was created by a Brazilian. So they wouldn’t hire the author of the technology because of US/CA restrictions in a hypothetical scenario?

Have you put the creator of a language above some politician who makes such sacrifices for the good of all? You are Russian agent!

Don’t believe such things are real? In Poland they are. I don’t believe that politicians are saint in US especially not after I heard about for example Patriot Act … However there is always workaround … :bulb:

It’s a Russian propaganda that I (some politician) said something against such a person.

That would happen if somehow the case would become loud in “mainstream media” and lots of people would show how much they disagree with it … :muscle:

Well … Russian propaganda in last year was mentioned as often as before anti-vaccine movements. :microbe:

Wait, what? There were no anti-vaccine movements in Poland? I saw videos from it …

Well … if someone saw videos from such movements then they should also notice the banners :placard:


In Polish the NOP is short for niekorzystny odczyn poszczepienny i.e. adverse post-vaccination reaction (or something like that - for this I need to use Google Translate). Those movements are full of clairvoyants and mediums who used precognition and start their protests many years before covid. :brain:

So what is the truth? For what exactly they protest?

Did you heard about “credit on pulse” in USA? You have pulse? Then you have credit! Everyone knows how it ended up, right? So think that the same method has been applied in Poland, but … for vaccination and … on the newly born babies! Without checking if they are allergic on it or other basic tests. So after such poor child was just born it was taken for vaccination and could … well … not “come back” if you know what I mean … :no_entry:

Knowing the above do you really think that politicians really cares about “normal” people? :-1:

So once again, try to avoid politicians and companies with weird offers. People are people and try to reach them directly and same applies to “other side”. You know best how helpful is community here. There are lots of people waiting for your :dollar:, so do what you can best and just give them a good deal.

I suspect you were being somewhat hyperbolic, but this is an actual thing for companies with remote employees all based in the US: adding the first team member in a new state is a paperwork headache. One of the selling points of HR-as-a-service products like Gusto is automating tax compliance etc across states / counties / cities etc.


I don’t think so. Honestly I’m thinking that I’m too optimistic about many things. In fact my accountant show my few times the “reality”. :slightly_frowning_face:

Am I the only one who heard about Delaware? If I remember correctly it’s America’s tax haven. Also if you have a paperwork headache in USA then don’t even try to relocate to Poland. Your head would explode. :exploding_head:

If you think that when you are all good with the penal code then some officer may wake you up. For example I heard about some penalties in something called like a copyright act which is not part of penal code. There is common sentence I would try to translate:

Show me someone and I’ll show you a paragraph for them.

Literally one name i.e. a Polish order - previously also called New order and New world order - yes, exactly! Naming directly from conspiracy theories. :male_detective:

Only this resulted in suspending and even completely closing all activities for hundreds of thousands companies. :chart_with_downwards_trend:

Well … you may say what’s a problem. You do not need VISA to relocate to other EU countries (which I did). The problem is that it does not solves are problems as those are at EU level. There is a stupid agreement that complicates VAT so much that in fact when you succeed you need to create a … I don’t know sub-company or something like that in every EU country and pay VAT there. Even if somebody would agree that it’s ok to have a bit more work, because the rule is fair for all countries. Nope, it’s not. :eu:

You think how an online shop would know from which country you are order something? Shipping address? Good luck only services! So maybe a country when registering account? Well … that’s just user declaration which site owner cannot verify in any way. If I was on vacations in x country by law I’m able to declare that I have ordered things from there (having in fact lower VAT tax) and I’m not sure, but I guess that’s the same is even if the shipping address is in Hungary (which have highest 26% VAT). :shopping_cart:

So now think that you need to:

  1. Follow literally every smallest change in 27 different taxation laws
  2. Create 27 local bank accounts to pay taxes (at least I need to do so to pay local taxes in Romania)
  3. Create 26-27 sub-companies (or however it’s called) and deal with all that paper work

I’m hyperbolic? I like simplicity. I don’]t need dozens of bank accounts and I want to send taxes to one bank account, that’s said … let me do a split payment, I want to do paper work only once and so on … This is why I did not go forward so far and this is why Japan is on my personal wish list. Please prove me that I’m wrong. I really would like to be wrong, but unfortunately my accountant and tax officers simply would not allow me to see the world in pink glasses. :eyeglasses:

VAT is indeed a nightmare in EU. I kind of feel your pain especially if you want to launch a SaaS you spend much more time on bureaucracy than on technical aspects of the business. I feel that looking at laws, it’s ever more difficult to operate a small business in EU than it was 30 years ago.
One stop Shop my friend… or a good accountant, which then again, is rare in Romania.

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I think one of the main problems is the following: Copyright, IP and a variety of LAWS which could be an impediment.
I’m doing an abstraction based on EU laws and I imagine these would be somewhat similar in the US. Plus a general paranoia for those US based companies.

  1. Remote work within a country: Most countries in the EU have a law which dictates that you can do remote work but only live inthat country due to legalistic issues related to healthcare (if an accident were to occur) - Yeah, if you do remote from another country neither you or the company can be liable. Why do you think there is a business and a tourist visa, or different price points in insurances?

  2. Taxation - Most don’t want any headache with taxation

  3. Companies don’t want contractors - This is a long discussion and had to do with laws, regulations and company infrastructure again.

  4. Depending on the country, copyright and IP laws are worked in the labour code that the employee relinquishes all rights to it. Labour codes also provide much more clarity on who, what, when… than a contract which can or cannot be enforced.

A second problem I’ve noticed with US based roles is that they are often subcontractors to other contractors which work for the State ,government etc. The governments then issue that you need a background check and that the employees need security clearance. Something which is nearly impossible to do for someone who lives abroad.

Last but not least, xenophobia.

There are payroll solutions, b2b contracts… all in all it’s difficult to know WHY they would want to limit their pool.

I think one of the biggest problems is contract execution via law. iT’s difficult enough and takes years in most countries if you have a b2b contract or a b2c one for litigation, how about a cross border issue… it could never get solved. So this is possibly one of the issues.

Now, if you seek to be hired, this will be a huge impediment. Instead, seek contractor role, or B2B relationships (which are more difficult) but can be achieved.

No one’s mentioned this specifically (although it’s just another example of “different laws”) but it’s a big PITA fir a US company dealing with other country’s mandatory (aka “public”) holidays. From a US perspective, seems like there’s a holiday every other week.


That is not that bad, especially now when you can do most stuff over internet and if you need to do something in the office then you can just ask them to help you.

Yes, but that is not really your problem there, as it is not you who lied about their tax residence. And you do not need to follow all taxation laws, just VAT, which is pretty simple TBH as you will almost always end in the “default” VAT tier (these are partially imposed by the EU).

And if you want to work remotely from within EU for any country in EU then the solution is pretty simple. Register as a company (no need for LLC, at least in Poland where you can register yourself as individual entrepreneurship), and then you just issue VAT invoice with inverse VAT. That mean that you issue invoice with VAT field filled with 0% or not apply and it is up to the buyer (your employer) to pay VAT by rates in their countries (same apply when you issue invoices to the employers outside of the EU).

So the whole process is pretty simple, it depends mostly on the employer will to hire someone outside of the CA/US as it is not that hard.


Especially that he lives in Poland currently.

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hahah :joy:

You made my day! Not sure in what bubble you live, but it sounds too good to be true and it’s really not. First of all they can say everything including that you can pay all taxes to Putin. They are not responsible for anything they say as long as they are not in conflict with law. :roll_eyes:

To do things properly you have accountant and … it’s still not enough. Of course in theory everything is good i.e. law is not retroactive … well … in theory. Since Polish law is terribly complicated and many articles are in conflict then in fact lots of things works on interpretation i.e. which rule have bigger priority than other one. What’s the problem? When tax officer changes their interpretation then you need to pay back the difference in best case and huge penalty in worse case. Law is not retroactive, but interpretation is not law. Once it’s changed it works retroactively. :facepunch:

You can ask them for help? Tax officers does not care if they gave you previous interpretation directly. They can even say something wrong. Sooner or later interpretation would be changed, so get out of your money! That means that in Poland you in fact need to assume worst case with taxation, company spending etc. Of course a simplest activities may not see the problem, but even if my activity is simple I don’t want to take extra risk for nothing an especially when salaries in Poland are like a joke in EU especially if you count them with life costs. That’s for simplest activities … Then what if I want to do something more complicated? :tired_face:

Since we are talking about “just” a VAT in “just” 27 countries … How are you supposed to ask every tax officer for help? Even if they would take responsibility for what they talk in every country do you have a professional translator “under the hand” all the time? I guess not. :eu:

Most of stuff over internet? Maybe registering your company, but only if you scan your documents and send to your accountant which in Poland is illegal. In Romania for example I need to come here to create a local bank account for paying taxes. 27 travels around the EU, 27 accountant services you need to contact regularly, 27 activity reports every month, quarter and year up to 27 bank accounts (maybe 1 bank account for EUR-based countries) - all of that just to make your SaaS legal? :no_entry:

Maybe for some people it’s nothing, but I don’t have so much time to “play with it”. With such a number of stuff it’s just matter of time to make a mistake. Even if it was just a mistake you need to pay penalty in some cases. Of course people who complicated it causing a situation like that have clear hands. :see_no_evil:

It’s not about lie. It’s about extra work for literally nothing. You need to do something, because of someone’s declaration which may be fake and nobody would be responsible no matter what’s the truth. It’s about setting different price for every country, because taxation in each country is different. Maintaining 27 VAT systems is not free … that’s said … I don’t even know if every tax system in EU supports split payments, so in worst case that’s 27 banks accounts for just taxes. :moneybag:

Good for fighting with tax havens to which Romania aspires. It’s also some unfunny form of joke for SaaS business. I can already see the stereotypical Kowalski paying VAT for services purchased online. I guess the inverse VAT only works for B2B-like agreements, but I don’t care about it. I already have my company working. What I mean is that it’s easier to create a shop in Elixir with custom CSS and so on than preparing all that stuff for 27x countries + extra changes in software. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Also what I would have for paying VAT in Poland? I did not came to Romania to support the regime in Poland. I can understand that my taxes would improve something in Romania, but why should I care to pay taxes anywhere else? It may be a different story if tax officers would handle my split payments to send money to other EU countries. It may be a different story if there would be one VAT in EU and just one bank account with split payments support. :interrobang:

Personally if some “political zombie patriots” are shocked by my words I have much better alternative solution … I can add just one checkbox to not pay taxes anywhere and of course I would decrease a price by said tax. Therefore every user can pay said tax on himself. Even more! If some tax officer want to make his job easier he can donate organization I choose and I would be more than happy to send a complete list of IP’s from which there were issued orders. I guess that not much people would such option and it would show how much worth is all that paper work. :-1:

The tax law in many countries in EU and EU itself is far, far away from being good. Even if they would be perfect and you would be welcomed there are still 27 good tax systems you need to work with. For a single person it’s too much work- This is only good for a bigger companies. They do not need to worry that they would have a new opponent no time. People in Poland don’t like Netflix now because of it’s changes? What service become took it’s place? YouTube? Great! Another site with tons of stupid rules. The “free market” is fake and people need to finally realize it. :performing_arts:

What’s interesting the law to pay VAT in each country you provide services was introduced as far as I know because Poland have too good market of carriers and local companies had too big prices. To workaround it they have complicated VAT for companies working in many countries. So no, tax systems in EU are over complicated and not simple except you have a local small activity as you mentioned individual entrepreneurship. I understand because my company is in fact such activity. I do not need to pay VAT, because I’m not reaching an upper limit from which in Romania it’s 88.5k EUR yearly.

Ok, enough about problems of SaaS and related activities …. Let’s go back to main topic …

Look it’s simple we have 2 options:

  1. Simplest B2B-like contract and just counting a consultancy services in costs are hard or …
  2. They are simple, but companies in USA/Canada simply does not want to work with people outside their country

What’s funny? I know that 1st point is obvious false. Not only because such activity just looks simple, but because someone reached me directly and on next day I started work, fully remote, without lots of interviews and so on … just a normal paid project.

These are 2 separate issues. Delaware is a great place to incorporate mostly because they make it very easy. This recent Freakonomics episode is a great explainer. However, the headache @al2o3cr is speaking of is not just on the corporate side but also on the employee/payroll side. Each state has different workers compensation requirements, and there can be layers of local taxes to keep track of, pay, etc. Plus, each state you operate in requires business registration and tax returns, even if you don’t generate any revenue from within that state.

I don’t know anything about the difficulties in Poland, but I can tell you from experience that a Delaware company headquartered in Oregon that has employees in Oregon, New Jersey, North Carolina, Washington and Colorado and is also registered in California and Pennsylvania can have it’s more than fair share of tax and registration headaches.


Why some companies decide to hire developers with US/CA only restrictions?

They just don’t want to do the papers. Working with international counterparties is harder than hiring anyone inside the country, and it is involved with different risks. This is not only US/CA problem, but a whole world’s problem. Finding a job in another country is extremely hard. Most applicants from 2nd and 3rd world countries are rejected on the stage of viewing the resume. But this is just based on my experience

How about an invoice-based payment? Build a company or find an intermediary that takes a small percentage for letting one’s emit invoices and get a salary like an employee.

But even when hired through an invoice-based compensation, there’s still contracts to be signed to protect both parties. But I don’t see why would this would stop a company to hire a foreign talent. But then I remember how suing is a common thing in the US and a foreign worker would be less sue-able in case of legal issues/breaching of contract.

If not that, as to this day I still do not clearly understand why most US companies restrict themselves to US talents as seen in this forum. There must a specific reason. Maybe government benefits if they hire US people. Isn’t there any US employer here that can shine some light on this?

Back to the invoice-based payment, being from West Europe is not an advantage for finding remote work, as the taxes are massive and that hardly lets me compete on an international level with the rate I would have to offer to make it viable. It often tends to let me think from time to time to relocate to East Europe to have a bigger income.

Because there is no reason to look for a foreign developer when you can find local one. There must be a good reason to take risks. And the risks are:

  1. Your local government can just ban foreign developers, or heavily raise taxes to support citizens looking for a job. This has already happened in almost every European country, and this has happened in US. Invoice based b2b scheme is merely a gap in US laws, and I believe that ability to do so varies from state to state.

  2. There can be simple political difficulties, sanctions, etc. When I got a remote job in other country last time, the war started and it became illegal to work with me-as-a-business due to sanctions. I was fired a few months after, and I am unable to find a job ever since. So this risk should be taken into account too.

  3. Some companies, though working remotely, don’t want to give up an opportunity for an office work somewhere in the future. Relocation costs a lot of paper work, so this is a strategic risk.

  4. Multicultural team (or team where people have never met in real life) will always be a few steps behind in terms of communication and informal connections of a team of locals working in the same office.

  5. This is not the risk, but some companies just do not want to invest their money into introduction of a new hiring process, new contracts and such, which will definitely lead to more paperwork.

Most US and EU countries have a broad market of local developers, so looking for a developer in another country is a rare occasion for small and medium sized businesses. They just choose to spend a few extra months looking for a dev in a local market, than taking a risk

If you speak French but not English you probably won’t be hired even though they don’t need you speaking English :ok_man: It’s not really about having had an empire though : we’ve been at odds with the perfidious Albion for so long.

Also, the salary is really bad unless the company is located in Paris, and most of the time you will have to go there quite often even if they said it was a full remote offer.