FRANCE

Talent Passport Program

The France Talent Passport for Investors and Business Creation offers entrepreneurs a fast-track immigration process with two investment programs. Participants can obtain renewable residency cards for themselves and their families within three months. After five years of residence and learning French, they can pursue permanent residency or citizenship.

France Talent Passport

France Talent Passport program expedites immigration for highly skilled individuals, offering a pathway to France for those with exceptional expertise. It allows professionals in various fields to obtain renewable residency permits, supporting economic and cultural growth. This initiative reflects France’s commitment to attracting top global talent and enhancing its position as a premier professional destination.

  • Population: Over 67 million inhabitants
  • Languages: French
  • Economy: Highly diversified economy with strengths in manufacturing, services, and tourism
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Visa-Free Travel: 186 countries.
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Advantage

  • Renewable Residence Card: Granted for 4 years, renewable.
  • Inclusive Dependents:
    • Spouse
    • Children under 18
  • EU/Schengen Membership: Access to the privileges of being a
    member of the European Union and Schengen Area.
  • Right to Live, Work, and Study in France
  • Free Access to Public Education and Healthcare Systems
  • Free Mobility within Schengen Area: within the Schengen Area (26
    countries) for up to 6 months per year.
  • Pathway to Permanent Residency or Citizenship: Opportunity to
    obtain permanent residency or citizenship after 5 years of residence in
    France.
  • No Education or Language Requirement

Requirements

  • Financial Resources: Provide evidence of financial resources equal
    to the French annual minimum wage.
  • Startup Project Creation: Create an innovative startup project and
    incorporate a legal entity in France.
  • Selection by Designated Incubator: Be selected by a designated
    incubator in France and approved by the relevant government
    agency (DIRECCTE).
  • Proof of Source of Funds: Provide proof of the source of funds used
    for investment.

Investment

  • Incubation Investment: Make an incubation investment of EUR 225,000 for a 4-year incubation period.
    • The investment must include EUR 30,000 dedicated to the startup
      idea’s Research & Development phase.
    • Comply with commitments set in the approved Startup Business Plan.

Process

  • Eligibility Assessment and Selection by Incubator: Undergo
    eligibility assessment and selection by the incubator.
  • Secure Commitment Letter from Incubator: Secure the commitment
    letter from the designated incubator.
  • Secure Acceptance Letter from Government Agency: Secure the
    letter of acceptance from the Government Agency.
  • Application Submission: Submit the completed application forms and
    required documents.
  • Visa Grant and Entry to France: The French Consulate of the
    applicant’s country of residence will grant successful applicants and
    dependents with a 3-month Talent Passport visa. Applicant and
    dependents shall enter France within this 3-month period.
  • Residence Card Issuance: Competent local Prefecture will issue the
    Passport Talent 4-year Residence Card in France.
    • Processing Time: Approximately 2 months.

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