FRANCE – New Temporary Residence Permit for Talent Passport Visa Holders

Effective 1 March 2019, talent passport (“passeport talent”) applicants who have been issued a three-month D visa will now be issued a six-month temporary residence permit (“Autorisation Provisoire de Séjour” or APS) on application for an initial residence permit, post arrival in France.

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FRANCE – New Temporary Residence Permit for Talent Passport Visa Holders

This alert was prepared with information provided by APRO Consulting.

FRANCE – Government Proposes New Immigration Bill

The French Government has introduced a new bill which proposes significant changes to France’s immigration rules.

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FRANCE – Government Proposes New Immigration Bill

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FRANCE – Tech Visa Route for Startups

France has begun publicising a simplified, fast-track Tech Visa process for startup founders, employees and investors. The route enables qualifying tech talent to obtain a “Passeport Talent” residence permit for four years (renewable) for themselves and their immediate family, without requiring a separate work permit.

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FRANCE – Tech Visa Route for Startups

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FRANCE – Decree Implements Major Changes to Immigration Regime

Effective 1 November 2016, the French government has published the first decree implementing the new Law on Foreign Workers of 7 March 2016.

The decree establishes that visa applications for two new immigration categories – “Talent Passport” and Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Employees on Detachment (a.k.a. secondment) – must be submitted at French consulates. Processing delays are expected until detailed procedures have been announced and fully implemented.

The decree also clarifies the occupations which are now exempt from the work permit requirement for up to 3 months.

Applications submitted before 1 November 2016 will be processed according to the previous regulations.

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FRANCE – Decree Implements Major Changes to Immigration Regime

This alert was drafted using information provided by Apro ConsultingExpat Partners and Itama Mobility.