French Tech Visa: Welcoming Tech Talent from around the World to France

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.

How to Qualify for the French Tech Visa?

3 profiles, 3 distinct procedures:

  • French Tech Visa for FOUNDERS. Found your startup in France in one of our partner incubators. In the Alps, the incubators Le Tarmac and Savoie Technolac will welcome you.
  • French Tech Visa for EMPLOYEES. Join one of companies eligible to recruit French Tech Visa holders.Find out more
  • French Tech Visa for INVESTORS : 

    -Invest in French startups by opening a venture capital firm in France,

    -investing directly as a business angel,

    -or being recruited as an investor at a venture capital firm in France. Find out more

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Valérie Péquignat

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