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FRENCH TECH VISA

A visa for Start-Up Founders, Tech Talents & Tech Investors
willing to join France.

Available soon

What is the French Tech VISA ?

The French Tech Visa is part of the “Passeport Talent ” scheme which was launched in 2016.

The French Tech Visa aims to attract foreign tech talents :
  • foreign start-up & scale-up founders and employees,
  • foreign talents joining a French start-up or scale-up,
  • foreign investors and business angels.
Please note that citizen from European Economic Area and Switzerland do not need such a visa

General features :
  • Validity: Four years, on a renewable basis.
  • Family: “Talent Passport – Family” residence permit granted to spouse of the main applicant, guaranteeing identical family treatment and automatic labor market access (as an employee, business founder, etc.).
  • No work permit is required for any work performed as an employee.
  • Upon certain conditions, a fast-track procedure will be provided.


Tech Founders :
Want to launch your start-up in France?

3 ways to get the French Tech Visa

Apply to the French Tech Ticket Program*

The French Tech Ticket is a 12-month seed accelerator program designed for international entrepreneurs willing to create their startup in France. More than just a startup visa, this 12-month program offers end to end support on the journey of 70 international startups, from early stage start-up to successful business – from financial support and training to first customer acquisition.

*winners will benefit from a fast-track procedure

www.FrenchTechTicket.com


Apply to Start-Up Accelerators & Competitions*

La French Tech will soon be partnering with French Accelerators and Start-Up Competitions. This partnership will provide accelerator and competition participants exclusive support to the French Tech Visa application process.

*winners will benefit from a fast-track procedure









Apply to the French Tech Visa for Founders

Contact your local French Consulate or the local "Prefecture" (if you already reside in France) and follow the general procedure to apply for a "Passeport Talent".


Tech Employees :
Want to join a leading French Start-Up ?

2 ways to get the French Tech Visa


Find a job in one of the 100+ leading French Start-Ups

You have been hired by a leading French Start-Up : get a French Tech Visa and benefit from a fast-track procedure. A list of endorsed French Start-Ups firms will be available soon. More details to come.


Apply to the French Tech Visa for Exceptional Talents

Contact your local French Consulate or the local "Prefecture" (if you already reside in France) and follow the general route to apply for a "Passeport Talent".

Tech Investors :
Want to join the French Start-Up Ecosystem ?

3 ways to get the French Tech Visa


Expand your venture capital firm in France

You work for an international VC firm with plans to open an office in France : get a French Tech Visa and benefit from a fast-track procedure. Details will be published soon.


Work in a French venture capital firm

You have been hired by a French VC firm : get a French Tech Visa and benefit from a fast-track procedure. Details will be published soon.




Apply to the French Tech Visa for Investors

Contact your local French Consulate or the local "Prefecture" (if you already reside in France) and follow the general route to apply for a "Passeport Talent".

Interested in the French Tech Visa?

La French Tech

La French Tech is an initiative by the French Government to support the French Startup Ecosystem.

About

It is managed by the mission French Tech from the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance, in partnership with the Direction Générale des Entreprises, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the Commissariat général à l'Investissment, Bpifrance, Business France, and Caisse des Dêpôts et Consigation.

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