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.
*Please note that citizens from the European Economic Area and Switzerland do not need a residence permit.
Helpful tip: Citizens of the European Union or European Economic Area Member State or Switzerland are free to enter and stay in France without requiring a residence permit. All they need do is register at the town hall in the place of residence.
Find the relevant town hall
Please see accueil-étrangers.gouv.fr for further details.
To find out how to apply for a residence permit, select the type of permit that matches your circumstances: