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France. Tech visa

Residence permits for "technical" talents and investors in innovative sectors of the economy
The difficulty
From 2 500 €
Special feature
You need the appropriate qualifications
Summary of the France Tech visa program
Visa for founders of startups, investors or foreign employees of innovative companies.

Who is eligible for the France Tech visa

  • Founders of innovative startups;
  • Foreign specialists coming to work in technological and IT companies;
  • Investors who are ready to invest money in innovative and technological projects.

France Tech visa requirements

  • Age 18 years and older;
  • Valid passport;
For startup founders:
  • Business project, including a detailed financial plan for 3-5 years;
  • Pre-approval of the project in France;
  • Confirmation that applicant has the necessary amount of money to stay in the country.
For foreign specialists:
  • Officially confirmed employment contract concluded for more than three months with a company authorized to employ foreign employees on this type of visa;
  • Proof of willingness to pay a salary of at least €3,200 per month;
  • Invitation to a position related to technological research and innovative development.
For investors:
  • Proof of ownership of at least 10% of the share capital of the French innovation company in which the investment is to be made;
  • Confirmation of an investment in the French economy of at least €300,000;
  • Creation or commitment to create new jobs within the next four years.
Costs associated with a France Tech visa
  • Stamp duty - 19€
  • Consular fee - 100€
  • French Office of Immigration and Integration (OFII) tax: 250€
  • Immigration lawyer fees: from 2.500 €
Terms of obtaining a France Tech visa
  • From 4 to 6 months

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