WHAT WE DO: VISA STRATEGY VISA APPLICATIONS PREPARATION DEFENSE AND REPRESENTATION
If you are a foreigner from outside Europe and wish to work in France for more than 3 months, you can benefit from a multi-year talent passport residence permit. There are several situations where you can be entitled to a Talent Passport residence permit. They all relate to what can it best for the economy and employment rate. Your chances to get it are higher when you are highly qualified, or you are appointed as a business manager, or you plan to create a business, or you wish to invest in France.
There are other categories such as researchers, artists, innovation, etc. Let’s focus on the main issues facing applicants for the most common categories.
The Talent Passport is a multi-year residence permit and has been introduced to make France more attractive to foreign talent. Are you eligible for Talent Passport? There are several categories of newcomers that claim Talent Passport which gives the right to come (like a visa) and the right to stay (like a residence permit). Let’s see what category best fits your personal circumstances.
If you are a foreigner (except a citizen of a European or Algerian country) and wish to work in France for more than 3 months, you can benefit from a multi-year talent passport residence permit. This card is issued in several situations, especially if you are highly qualified, wish to create a business or invest in France, or if you are an artist. It is valid for 4 years maximum and renewable.
|WHICH TYPE OF RESIDENCE PERMIT ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR?|
|Qualified Employee||Highly Skilled Job||Investor|
|Corporate officer||Business creation||Startup formation|
|Innovative project||Assignment||Artistic profession|
DO YOU NEED A VISA?
Yes as a general rule, a visa authorizes you to enter French territory. This does not the right to stay in France. A visa gives you the right to cross the border and go through the customs check at the airport. To stay in France for a longer period and work in the country, you need a residence permit, unless you are exempt. That is one of the main features of the Talent Passport program.
It is a visa that provides a residence permit to its holder.
DO YOU NEED A RESIDENCE PERMIT?
While you need a visa to enter France, you must apply for a residence permit to be allowed to stay and in France. The type of residence permit you need depends on the reason for your stay.
With the Talent Passport program, you have the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.
Indeed, if you qualify, you get a long-stay visa equivalent to a residence permit. This gives you the right to come to France (it is a Visa) and to stay in France for one year (it is a residence permit).
Furthermore, it is renewable during your stay for another period of 4 years?
DO YOU NEED A WORK PERMIT?
As a general rule, whatever the length of your stay for business purposes, you must obtain a work permit before you can take up paid employment in France.
But again, if you are eligible for the Talent Passport and have a long-stay visa (which is called a VLS-TS) you are exempt from filing for a work permit.
There are a number of employees who are exempt from the requirement to obtain a work permit, particularly the citizen coming from another European Country.
WILL YOUR FAMILY BE ALLOWED TO COME WITH YOU?
Talent Passports and intra-company transfer (ICT) make it easier for the holder family to come to France. This is particularly true for foreign investors, highly qualified directors, startup owners, and business managers.
Nevertheless, families not eligible for this simplified procedure can apply for a residence permit separately from the main applicant. Otherwise, families have the option to come to France on the legal grounds of family reunification.
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