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FRANCE

FRANCE: OUR MISSION

France has launched a series of immigration initiatives designed to attract skilled professionals and entrepreneurs, collectively dubbed the Visa French Tech or, alternatively, the Talent Passport.

At Inimex Inc, we have helped entrepreneurs and investors from various parts of the world to build or expand their businesses in France. Whether you want to start a new business, acquire a pre-existing business or invest in a commercial enterprise, our team of experienced immigration attorneys and consultants are all very familiar with the process, and will guide you through the application.

Our comprehensive service at Inimex helps talented entrepreneurs, investors and their family members relocate to France through the French Entrepreneur and Investors visas category and investment in France.

If you successfully obtain a French entrepreneur or Investor Visa and continue to meet the eligibility requirements, you may ultimately become a permanent French resident.

If you would like to proceed with your application with us, we recommend to begin with a consultation with one of our experienced immigration agents. We offer face-to-face consultations and via skype / WhatsApp / Viber / Telegram / WeChat / phone : +33-768-152-300 or + 33 621 662 009 or Skype (Linimex).

Please read the conditions below before booking your private consultation. Our standard consultation fee for online bookings is 120.00 EUR and is deducted from our professional fees if you decided to move forward with our complete service package.

FRANCE: REQUIREMENTS

The French Tech immigration program or “Talent Passport” attracts the most respected tech experts, entrepreneurs, investors and business partners move to France, obtain a multi-year residence card and get access to better deals. The French Tech Visa is a procedure for 3 categories :

French Tech Visa for Startup Founders

France is a great home for international Startup founders looking to create ambitious companies. Startup founders may be granted a multiyear residence permit and we hope our assistance might help our clients feel welcome. Candidates must provide evidence of: financial resources or a sufficient annual salary corresponding to the French minimum wage (SMIC) i.e. €18,473 as of January 1st, 2020 and an innovative business plan to develop in France.

French Tech Visa for employees

French Tech Visa for employees, probably the most accessible Startup employee visa in the world. French companies based in France and recognized as innovative by the French Ministry of Economy will have to hire thousands international talents over the coming years. To be eligible for the French Tech Visa as an employee, you must have:

    1. A work agreement or a fixed-term employment contract with a French company recognized as innovative and who meets criteria to recruit via the French Tech Visa;
    2. A gross annual salary of at least twice the statutory French minimum wage (SMIC)  i.e. €36,946 as of January 1st, 2020.

French Tech Visa for Investors

French Tech Visa for Investors for international investors, business angels or foreign VC firms, wanting to settle in France by making an investment in a French high-tech business may be eligible to apply for a long-term residency permit. The main requirements for investors are:

    1. Invest at least EUR 300,000 in a tech business in France;
    2. Own at least 30% of authorized capital;
    3. Own at least 10% of the business you are investing in;
    4. Create new jobs or preserve current employment in the business for at least four (4) years.

The first French residency card issued to the applicant and family members (spouse and children) are valid for a period of up to 4 years. The applicant’s spouse may have the right to work in France.

FRANCE: LIST OF DOCUMENTS

Investors, Founders and Employees must provide the following supporting documents for their application:

    1. Passport and identity card;
    2. Birth and marriage certificates and/or divorce certificate (if applicable);
    3. Diplomas;
    4. CV and motivation letter;
    5. Proof of accommodation and health insurance coverage in France;
    6. Police certificate.

Founders must also provide the following supporting documents with their application:

    1. Confirmation of selection documents issued by one (or several) of the French Tech Visa partner incubators and accelerators ;
    2. An official letter from the French Administration (Direccte) attesting to the innovative nature of the project;
    3. Confirmation financial documents corresponding the evidence of the statutory national minimum wage (SMIC) i.e. €18,473.00 as of January 1, 2020.

Investors must provide the following supporting documents :

    1. Business confirmation documents that the candidate personally runs a company of at least 30% ;
    2. An investment plan and the letter of commitment specifying work places to be created within four years following the investment in France ;
    3. Documents demonstrating that the applicant has invested directly, or has committed to invest directly, at least €300,000 in fixed tangible or intangible assets in France over four years;
    4. In the event of an investment already made: any document attesting to the effectiveness of the investment made, in particular a certificate of payment of the funds invested in the company’s account up to € 300,000 minimum.

Employees must provide the following additional documents :

    1. The Cerfa forms;
    2. Social security certificate of temporary employment abroad or sworn declaration of application for registration with the French social security system;
    3. Letter setting out duties to be performed and purpose of assignment to be undertaken;
    4. An extrait K-bis for the employer and the confirmation of payment of social security contributions;
    5. Documents providing evidence of the employee’s skills and experience corresponding to the position in question;
    6. A letter appointing a legal entity or an individual established in France to complete the required administrative formalities in the applicant’s name and on their behalf;
    7. Application for a residence permit marked Passeport Talent Employee of a company recognized as innovative by the French Ministry of Economy and finance;
    8. An employment contract with an innovative company showing annual salary of at least 2 times the statutory national minimum wage (SMIC), i.e. €36,946 as of January 1, 2020;
    9. A certificate acknowledging the employer is recognized as an innovative company by by the French Ministry of Economy.

FRANCE: PROCESS

    1. We suggest to begin with a consultation regarding the process of immigration to France under the category of investor / founder/ employee, the procedures of obtaining a residence permit, questions related to education, insurance, integration, health care, administrative and other aspects associated with your move to France;
    2. Our collaborators will guide and assist you to prepare a package of documents and translate into French, if necessary ;
    3. Obtain supported documents confirming at the French authorities ;
    4. Apply for French immigration visa at the French consular service at your place of residence;
    5. Once the French visa is issued, you may arrive to France and may be subject to pass a medical exam and conduct an interview at an appropriate French immigration authority;
    6. The residence permit may be issued and valid for a period of up to 4 years.

FRANCE: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Family members:

A spouse and dependent children of the holder of a Talent Passport may be part of the application and have an accompanying family status. The spouse will be issued a ‘Talent Passport – Family” residence permit. It allows the family to be employed in France as long as the foreign investor’s residence permit is valid.

Legal and regulatory texts:

    1. Code for Entry and Residence of Foreign Persons and the Right of Asylum: Article L313-20, paragraph 7(multi-year Talent Passport residence permit marked ‘Business investor’)
    2. Code for Entry and Residence of Foreign Persons and the Right of Asylum: Articles R313-63ff.(multi-year Talent Passport residence permit marked ‘Business investor’ – documents)
    3. Code for Entry and Residence of Foreign Persons and the Right of Asylum: Articles L311-13 to L311-18
    4. Code for Entry and Residence of Foreign Persons and the Right of Asylum: Articles D311-18-1 to D311-18-3(taxes and stamp duty)
    5. Decree 2016-1462 of October 28, 2016 on taxes laid down in Articles L311-13 and L311-14 of the Code for Entry and Residence of Foreign Persons and the Right of Asylum

Memorandum of November 2, 2016 on the Application of the Rights of Foreign Persons in France.

FRANCE: OUR MISSION

France has launched a series of immigration initiatives designed to attract skilled professionals and entrepreneurs, collectively dubbed the Visa French Tech or, alternatively, the Talent Passport.

At Inimex Inc, we have helped entrepreneurs and investors from various parts of the world to build or expand their businesses in France. Whether you want to start a new business, acquire a pre-existing business or invest in a commercial enterprise, our team of experienced immigration attorneys and consultants are all very familiar with the process, and will guide you through the application.

Our comprehensive service at Inimex helps talented entrepreneurs, investors and their family members relocate to France through the French Entrepreneur and Investors visas category and investment in France.

If you successfully obtain a French entrepreneur or Investor Visa and continue to meet the eligibility requirements, you may ultimately become a permanent French resident.

If you would like to proceed with your application with us, we recommend to begin with a consultation with one of our experienced immigration agents. We offer face-to-face consultations and via skype / WhatsApp / Viber / Telegram / WeChat / phone : +33-768-152-300 or + 33 621 662 009 or Skype (Linimex).

Please read the conditions below before booking your private consultation. Our standard consultation fee for online bookings is 120.00 EUR and is deducted from our professional fees if you decided to move forward with our complete service package.

FRANCE: REQUIREMENTS

The French Tech immigration program or “Talent Passport” attracts the most respected tech experts, entrepreneurs, investors and business partners move to France, obtain a multi-year residence card and get access to better deals. The French Tech Visa is a procedure for 3 categories :

French Tech Visa for Startup Founders

France is a great home for international Startup founders looking to create ambitious companies. Startup founders may be granted a multiyear residence permit and we hope our assistance might help our clients feel welcome. Candidates must provide evidence of: financial resources or a sufficient annual salary corresponding to the French minimum wage (SMIC) i.e. €18,473 as of January 1st, 2020 and an innovative business plan to develop in France.

French Tech Visa for employees

French Tech Visa for employees, probably the most accessible Startup employee visa in the world. French companies based in France and recognized as innovative by the French Ministry of Economy will have to hire thousands international talents over the coming years. To be eligible for the French Tech Visa as an employee, you must have:

    1. A work agreement or a fixed-term employment contract with a French company recognized as innovative and who meets criteria to recruit via the French Tech Visa;
    2. A gross annual salary of at least twice the statutory French minimum wage (SMIC)  i.e. €36,946 as of January 1st, 2020.

French Tech Visa for Investors

French Tech Visa for Investors for international investors, business angels or foreign VC firms, wanting to settle in France by making an investment in a French high-tech business may be eligible to apply for a long-term residency permit. The main requirements for investors are:

    1. Invest at least EUR 300,000 in a tech business in France;
    2. Own at least 30% of authorized capital;
    3. Own at least 10% of the business you are investing in;
    4. Create new jobs or preserve current employment in the business for at least four (4) years.

The first French residency card issued to the applicant and family members (spouse and children) are valid for a period of up to 4 years. The applicant’s spouse may have the right to work in France.

FRANCE: LIST OF DOCUMENTS

Investors, Founders and Employees must provide the following supporting documents for their application:

    1. Passport and identity card;
    2. Birth and marriage certificates and/or divorce certificate (if applicable);
    3. Diplomas;
    4. CV and motivation letter;
    5. Proof of accommodation and health insurance coverage in France;
    6. Police certificate.

Founders must also provide the following supporting documents with their application:

    1. Confirmation of selection documents issued by one (or several) of the French Tech Visa partner incubators and accelerators ;
    2. An official letter from the French Administration (Direccte) attesting to the innovative nature of the project;
    3. Confirmation financial documents corresponding the evidence of the statutory national minimum wage (SMIC) i.e. €18,473.00 as of January 1, 2020.

Investors must provide the following supporting documents :

    1. Business confirmation documents that the candidate personally runs a company of at least 30% ;
    2. An investment plan and the letter of commitment specifying work places to be created within four years following the investment in France ;
    3. Documents demonstrating that the applicant has invested directly, or has committed to invest directly, at least €300,000 in fixed tangible or intangible assets in France over four years;
    4. In the event of an investment already made: any document attesting to the effectiveness of the investment made, in particular a certificate of payment of the funds invested in the company’s account up to € 300,000 minimum.

Employees must provide the following additional documents :

    1. The Cerfa forms;
    2. Social security certificate of temporary employment abroad or sworn declaration of application for registration with the French social security system;
    3. Letter setting out duties to be performed and purpose of assignment to be undertaken;
    4. An extrait K-bis for the employer and the confirmation of payment of social security contributions;
    5. Documents providing evidence of the employee’s skills and experience corresponding to the position in question;
    6. A letter appointing a legal entity or an individual established in France to complete the required administrative formalities in the applicant’s name and on their behalf;
    7. Application for a residence permit marked Passeport Talent Employee of a company recognized as innovative by the French Ministry of Economy and finance;
    8. An employment contract with an innovative company showing annual salary of at least 2 times the statutory national minimum wage (SMIC), i.e. €36,946 as of January 1, 2020;
    9. A certificate acknowledging the employer is recognized as an innovative company by by the French Ministry of Economy.

FRANCE: PROCESS

    1. We suggest to begin with a consultation regarding the process of immigration to France under the category of investor / founder/ employee, the procedures of obtaining a residence permit, questions related to education, insurance, integration, health care, administrative and other aspects associated with your move to France;
    2. Our collaborators will guide and assist you to prepare a package of documents and translate into French, if necessary ;
    3. Obtain supported documents confirming at the French authorities ;
    4. Apply for French immigration visa at the French consular service at your place of residence;
    5. Once the French visa is issued, you may arrive to France and may be subject to pass a medical exam and conduct an interview at an appropriate French immigration authority;
    6. The residence permit may be issued and valid for a period of up to 4 years.

FRANCE: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Family members:

A spouse and dependent children of the holder of a Talent Passport may be part of the application and have an accompanying family status. The spouse will be issued a ‘Talent Passport – Family” residence permit. It allows the family to be employed in France as long as the foreign investor’s residence permit is valid.

Legal and regulatory texts:

    1. Code for Entry and Residence of Foreign Persons and the Right of Asylum: Article L313-20, paragraph 7(multi-year Talent Passport residence permit marked ‘Business investor’)
    2. Code for Entry and Residence of Foreign Persons and the Right of Asylum: Articles R313-63ff.(multi-year Talent Passport residence permit marked ‘Business investor’ – documents)
    3. Code for Entry and Residence of Foreign Persons and the Right of Asylum: Articles L311-13 to L311-18
    4. Code for Entry and Residence of Foreign Persons and the Right of Asylum: Articles D311-18-1 to D311-18-3(taxes and stamp duty)
    5. Decree 2016-1462 of October 28, 2016 on taxes laid down in Articles L311-13 and L311-14 of the Code for Entry and Residence of Foreign Persons and the Right of Asylum

Memorandum of November 2, 2016 on the Application of the Rights of Foreign Persons in France.