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 familymembers: 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.
LAUNCH YOUR STARTUP IN FRANCE
The Paris French Tech Ticket aims to attract gifted and ambitious individuals from all around the world and to help them set up their startup in France.
This 6-month program offers end to end support on the journey from early stage start-up to successful business – from financial support and training to first customer acquisition.
Selected entrepreneurs will work closely with one of nine leading French Incubators providing among others mentoring, fundraising strategy, expert advice and pitch practice.
In January 2016, more than 50 entrepreneurs will relocate to Paris to start the program.
At the end of the six months, entrepreneurs will have the option to renew this ticket for another six months to further fast track their growth.
The Young Entreprise initiative (YEi), started in 2006, is an accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business in France and Europe.
It provides an intensive training in Boston and Paris and one week immersion in France that will allow laureates to benefit from of an extensive customized business network and connections to the best resources in Europe.
SET FOOT IN THE FRENCH TECH ECOSYSTEM
Soft Landing Packages
Paris Landing Pack
The Guide : Doing business in France
The Paris Landing Pack is a turnkey offer, ranging from 1 to 12 months, with limited administrative and logistic formalities. This package includes a desk in a Parisian incubator, a housing solution, a dedicated support for foreign managers by Paris&Co and the access to networking events organized by the agency and its partners
The purpose is to enable the entrepreneurs to focus on business
development, to set up partnerships with companies or research labs, or
to recruit their team. This initiative aims at fostering job creation in
Paris, and internationalizing the Parisian ecosystem.
Paris&Co, the economic development and innovation agency
of Paris, is launching a brand new welcoming program for foreign
companies: the Paris Landing Pack.
This guide, Doing Business in France, written by the Invest in France Agency (IFA) in partnership with Deloitte, is intended to be a working reference guide to the business environment in France.
It has been designed especially for foreign company directors who would like to invest in France, where more than 20,000 foreign companies are already established, running businesses under many different legal forms.
While perusing the pages of this publication, we invite you to discover for yourself this environment stimulating entrepreneurial spirit, investment and innovation.