You do not have to apply for a visa. This card does not authorize to work in France. Please note: this card does not allow you to bring your family to France.
In France, the “retired” residence permit is a residence permit which allows a foreign national to remain on French territory under certain conditions.
This type of residence permit is provided for by article L317-1 of the code for the entry and residence of foreigners and the right to asylum.
Allocation conditions of the retired residence permit
To benefit from a “retired” residence permit, the foreign national must meet three conditions:
- have resided in France under cover of a residence ;
- have his habitual residence outside of France;
- have a retirement pension in France.
You must submit your application within 2 months prior to the expiry date of your resident card.
Regular entry is not required for the issuance of the “retired” residence permit.
The application can be submitted to the French Consulate if the foreigner usually resides outside France or to the prefecture of the department where he declares that he wishes to stay, even temporarily.
If the application is made to a prefecture, a provisional document issued when applying for a residence permit will be given to the foreigner when the application is submitted.
Rights granted by the retired residence permit
The residence permit mentioning retiree or spouse of a retiree allows you to enter France at any time for stays of a maximum duration of 1 year. You do not have to apply for a visa.
The “retired” card is valid for ten years. It can be renewed.
It allows foreigners to enter France at any time, without having to apply for a visa, to stay there for a maximum of one year.
On the other hand, this residence permit does not allow the exercise of a professional activity.
The address appearing on the “retired” residence permit will be that of the country of origin, and not the one where the foreigner will usually reside during his stays in France. It will be impossible to apply for social assistance because French law requires domicile in France, which must appear on the residence permit.
This residence permit does not allow you to bring your family to France. However, your husband or wife can obtain a joint retirement permit if he (or she) has resided regularly with you in France. This card allows him to enter France at any time for stays of a maximum duration of 1 year without having to apply for a visa. But the card does not change his country of residence.