Visas and permits
Getting your people into the French territory
To get your key staff members into the country and soon be up and running the company on French territory, the first thing to do is to anticipate. Launch the demand procedures about two months before planned leave for France.
As employer, you make the demand for your expatriating staff members.
In order to provide well-fitted solutions for different business export and establishment needs, there are several options for VISA, work-permit and resident’s status on French territory. According to the individual situations of your expatriating staff members, you will choose a suiting immigration status among the existing options. Which option to choose also depends on the country you’re coming from.
When defining expatriation and residential status, you will also approach questions about expatriate taxation status and social legislation covering business and staff in France.
Several exceptions have been bedded into the French regulatory framework, to enable your key talents to enter the country quickly, smoothly and under cost-efficient conditions and get on with the business startup in France.
For guidance on how to do the best of expatriation for your French business project, you can simply contact your country’s Invest in France Agency, or then, when on-spot, you turn to the nearest Regional Directorate for Companies, Competition, Consumption, Work and Employment (DIRECCTE : Directions régionales des entreprises, de la concurrence, de la consommation, du travail et de l’emploi). DIRECCTE will channel you through to the next stops, at the Consulate and further at the Prefecture. The DIRECCTE cunning experts’ purpose is to facilitate your business setup!