Visitor residence permit: a residence permit like no other

The visitor residence permit is both a residence permit evidenced by a temporary residence permit but also by a visa on the passport of the foreign national. The visitor’s residence permit is provided for by article L313-6 of the CESEDA. It is a kind of somewhat hybrid right of residence […]

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The temporary worker residence permit

The long-stay visa equivalent to a residence permit or the temporary worker residence permit is intended for foreigners who wish to stay in France to exercise a salaried activity under a fixed-term contract of more than 3 months, or a salaried foreigner seconded (mobility outside the intragroup or intragroup) who […]


The employee status change procedure concerns foreign nationals who hold a valid residence permit in France and who wish to obtain employee status. The “employee” status change procedure does not only concern students, even if it is the latter who are most often affected by this procedure. It is established case law that the […]

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Coronavirus: the real estate market could well resist it!

Faced with the exceptional events that affect the French Real Estate Market today, this is a somewhat special barometer. Under current conditions, it is indeed difficult to comment on figures which relate only to the first fifteen days. There are different scenarios regarding the evolution of the French real estate market […]

A possible extension of residence permits

The government may extend by ordinance, and for a period of six months, the validity of residence permits for foreigners in a regular situation. Given the context of a health emergency, the government is constrained to legislate in all the fields to face the problems which arise for all the […]

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Due to coronavirus, the duration of residence permits is extended

“Taking into account the health context”, the duration of residence permits is extended.  Following the spread of the Coronavirus in France, the Paris Prefecture of Police announced, on Monday, March 16, 2020, that the residence permits for foreigners will be extended for 3 months. A decision that arises given the […]

Getting an Employee Residence Permit

The long-stay visa equivalent to a residence permit or the temporary Employee residence permit is intended for foreigners who wish to stay in France to exercise a salaried activity under an open-ended contract. The request for this residence permit can be made: When the foreigner resides abroad and wishes to […]

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French long-stay visa denied

Knowing how to challenge a French long-stay visa denied, requires to understand the sequences of the application process by the Consular Authority. A French long-stay visa is generally issued by the French consular authorities of the country where the foreigner who intends to go to France is located. This is […]


Since the entry into force of the law of March 7, 2016, foreign nationals who exercise the profession of artist-performer, or are authors of a literary or artistic work may be issued a specific visa for artists: a multi-year visa equivalent to residence permit marked “talent passport“. Under the old […]

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How to Entry and Stay in France ?

You wish to come to France to travel, study, visit your family or to settle there… To be able to return regularly to France, supporting documents will be required at the French border. Depending on your nationality and the length of your stay, you may need a visa to enter […]