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”). It 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.