France residence under French Tech Visa program

France residence
under French Tech Visa program

Investment amount: from 25 000 €
Time to obtain: 4–6 months
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Passeport talent is one of French residence permits, which can be obtained through a simplified procedure through the French Tech Visa program. The program is intended for start-up employees, economic investors and founders of companies in the field of technological development from countries outside the European Union. At the legislative level, the process of granting residence in France has been introduced by the Government in order to support the development of startups at the national and international levels. The right to receive a residence permit through a simplified procedure - Passeport Talent-Family - also applies to spouse and minor children of the main applicant.

The right of free movement in the EU and the Schengen area

Acquisition of French permanent residence or citizenship after 5 years of residency in the country

Favorable tax system for investors, company owners and start-up employees

Access to accounts and preservation of the capital in reliable European banks


1 Applying to La French Tech

The registration of a residence permit in France involves obtaining an invitation letter from La French Tech and submitting documents for French Tech Visa. The company's lawyers will help you to correctly fill in the application and send a request for an invitation to the French startup organization. The decision will be made within 3-4 weeks. Once the application is approved, you should obtain permission to enter France. You can apply for a visa at a France consulate in your country of residence. Along with the standard visa application form, you should submit:

  • an invitation letter from La French Tech;
  • a cheque for the payment of a visa fee of €99 EUR;
  • confirmation of sufficient funds - more than €2500 EUR;
  • marriage or childbirth certificates in case of family application.

2 Preparing set of documents for a residence permit

Visa is usually issued in 3-5 working days. During this period, the company's specialists will help you prepare and translate into French the package of documents for the issuance of residence permits provided by the program. The payment for translation services will be €50 EUR. You will need the following documents:

  • a foreign passport with a D Type visa stamped in it;
  • two completed application forms;
  • certificate of birth;
  • 3 photographs of size 3.5 x 4.5 cm;
  • invitation letter from La French Tech;
  • receipts for the payment of a residence permit card fee;
  • confirmation of owned or rented accommodation on French territory.

When applying with family, the following documents are required:

  • Certificate of marriage;
  • Certificate of birth for spouse and/or children;
  • Certificate of adoption.

3 Submitting documents to the prefecture for a residence permit - Passeport Talent

The prepared set of documents for registration of the resident status can be submitted to the prefecture, administrative institution of the government, directly on the territory of the state. The documents must be registered in person by appointment, arranged for you by International Holdings lawyers.

4 Receiving a French residence permit card

Once your residence permit application has been accepted by the prefecture, you will be issued with a "récépissé " and " L'autorisation provisoire ", a temporary residence permit that allows you to live and work in France and to move freely within the European Union. The plastic residence card is issued within 1-2 months from the date of application. The document costs €269 EUR and is provided for a period of 4 years with the possibility of further extension and the right to acquire French permanent residence or citizenship after 5 years of residency in the country.

Residence permit in France under
the French Tech Visa program

Become the resident of European Union
on favorable terms


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Under the terms of the program, start-up workers, company owners and investors who contribute to the technological development of France can apply for a French Tech Visa and residence permit. The general requirements for all categories of applicants are age of majority, citizenship of a non-EU country, no criminal record, an official source of income and valid travel documents. The process of consideration of the request and issuance of residence permit in France takes 4-6 months.

of applicant
Investing from € 300,000 EUR or more in the fixed tangible or intangible assets of a company in which the investor controls or holds more than 30% of the share capital. Job creation and retention within 4 years after investment
Receiving official recognition of the innovative business project by one of the partner incubators of French Tech Visa Gross annual salary must be equal to or exceed the legal French minimum wage - €18473 EUR as of 01.01.2020.
Signing an employment contract for a period of 3 months or more with a French company that is entitled to employ foreigners under the French Tech Visa program. The gross annual salary provided for an employee is twice or more than the statutory minimum wage, which is €18473 EUR as of 01.01.2020.


Drawing up a personal comprehensive immigration plan

Legal assistance in the collection and preparation of necessary document required by French law

Qualified support during the residence permit "Passeport talent" acquisition

Guaranteed residence
permit for your family

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