I would like to apply for
the French Tech Visa for Employees, but I do not have a graduate degree
(Masters, PhD, etc.). Can I still apply?
The French Tech Visa is a fast-track
procedure to obtain a residence permit called the “Talent Passport.” In
order to qualify for this fast-track procedure, you must meet the criteria for
the “Talent Passport,” which for the employee category includes a graduate
I am a
founder/employee of a French startup looking to hire international talent. Can
I recruit via the French Tech Visa?
The companies that are eligible to recruit via the
French Tech Visa are selected as part of the « Pass French Tech »
program. French startups are accepted on
a rolling basis, so if your startup is in a hyper-growth phase, you can apply
to the program year-round.
For information about the selection criteria and how
to apply, see our website (in French).
My startup is
already incubated in a French startup incubator, but my incubator is not listed
as a French Tech Visa partner incubator. Can I still apply for the French Tech
Your startup must be accepted by a French Tech Visa
partner incubator in order to be eligible for the French Tech Visa for
What is the difference
between the French Tech Visa and the French Tech Ticket?
Tech Visa is a
fast-track procedure to receive a residence permit called the “Talent
Passport.” This fast-track is available to startup founders, employees, and
investors under certain conditions.
a program to help international startups launch in France. Winners of this contest receive funding, a
year of incubation, mentoring, masterclasses, help with administrative
procedures, etc. You can find more information about the program here.
I have questions
concerning the “Talent Passport” (specific to my situation or to the
eligibility criteria) and about living in France. Can you help me?
For general questions about administrative
procedures, taxation, health insurance, and daily life in France, the "Welcome
to France" website is here to help!
For questions specifically about your French Tech
Visa fast-track procedure, contact the French Tech Team via this form.
I am an Algerian national and want to come to France
to launch my startup or to join a French startup. Should I apply for the French
Algerian nationals are ineligible for a “Talent Passport” and therefore for a
French Tech Visa. There is a specific agreement between France and Algeria concerning living and working in France and a specific regime
for Algerian citizens. You can find information about the specific procedure to
obtain a 1-year or 10-year residence permit here.