Upon analysis of your profile and investment history, the French Tech Mission will send you an official acceptance letter stating that you are qualified for the French Tech Visa for Investors.
Apply for your long-stay visa and residence permit. The procedure depends on whether or not you already live in France.
If you live outside of France:
In your home country You should apply for a long-stay visa and residence permit marked "Passeport Talent" ("Talent Passport") at the French Consulate in your usual place of residence no earlier than 3 months before the date of your arrival in France. The long-stay visa is attached to your passport authorizes you to enter France as a company director. The residence permit (which you will receive after your arrival) allows you to stay in France as a company director for 4 years. Find the relevant diplomatic or consular authority in your usual place of residence.
You will need to provide several documents as part of your application. See below for information about these required documents.
If you already live in France under a different type of residence permit, you will need to apply at your local Prefecture in France for a change of status. You must apply two months before the previous residence permit expires.
In order to benefit from the accelerated procedure, you will need to provide your acceptance letter from the French Tech Missionin addition to the documents required to apply for a "Talent Passport" residence permit for a business investor.
You can obtain the list of documents required for the "Talent Passport" from the authority responsible for handling your application.Contact the your French Consulate or Prefecture to obtain a list of required documents.
To give you an idea of the type of documents you will need, you can download this list of documentsfor an application for a ‘Talent Passport’ residence permit for a business investor. This list is provided for indicative purposes only. Make sure you contact the consular, diplomatic or prefectural authority that will be handling your application to obtain a list of required documents appropriate to your personal circumstances.
The long-stay visa authorizing you to enter France costs €99(payable at the French Consulate prior to your arrival in France).
Once you are in France, you must pay a tax of €250 to the French Immigration and Citizenship Office ("Office français de l'immigration et de l'intégration – OFII"). In addition to this tax, there is a stamp duty of €19. These payments are to be made when you pick up your residence permit at your Prefecture in France.
Total cost for the long-stay visa plus the residence permit: €368
Bringing your family to France?
There is a simplified "accompanying family" procedure available for your spouse and dependent minor children.
Your spouse will be automatically granted the "Talent Passport – Family" residence permit, giving him/her the same authorization to live and work in France as you.