An overarching theme of foreign payrolls is that no two countries are the same in terms of the payroll process, despite the commonalities, the method of arriving at a final payroll each month is unique to each jurisdiction.
Registration formats are a perfect example to how systems are specific to each country, and the application process equally follows the national rules in the country you might be looking to employ someone.
Please be aware that the position across EMEA is as varied as either requiring a branch entity, a full subsidiary or neither, and in some countries there are regional variations too that need consideration. The time to register with each local jurisdiction certainly differs although this has not been significantly delayed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please reach out to us for specific information and the steps that need to be followed for any country you are interested in.