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What is the French Tech Visa ?

The French Tech Visa is a simplified, fast-track procedure for three types of international tech talent to obtain a residence permit known as the "Passeport Talent" ("Talent Passport")

The French Tech Visa is open to three categories of tech talent - startup founders, employees, and investors - and allows them to live and work in France.

  • It is valid for four years, on a renewable basis.
  • It is extended to immediate family members : spouses also receive residence permits authorizing them to live and work in France. Dependent children are authorized to live in France as well.
  • No additional work permit is required.

Why you should choose French Tech

There has been a very strong dynamic over the past few years around France’s 10,000 startups.

Venture capital investment doubled between 2014 and 2015 and remained elevated in 2016 (increasing from $1B in 2014 to $2B in 2015 and to $2.4B in 2016),
60% of 18-29-year-olds in France report wanting to create their own companies,
and France’s startup ecosystem has grown faster than any other European ecosystem in the past 5 years. Today France has the highest number of VC deals in Europe.

Behind the well-known success stories of Criteo, Blablacar, and OVH, there are many hyper-growth-stage French startups around the world : Cellectis, Drivy, Scality, Sigfox, Vestiaire Collective, and Algolia to name a few.

Our country has many business and job opportunites for talented tech professionals.
Come find out for yourselves !