Since 1992, Feod Group specialists have been accompanying clients both in the process of choosing the most attractive investment project and at all stages of obtaining a residence permit through investments in France. The company includes French lawyers. Offices in Europe, USA and Ukraine.
France has always been and remains a very popular country for immigration, especially among successful and wealthy businessmen. In July 2017, the French government, in order to attract qualified specialists, entrepreneurs and investors from abroad, introduced a new category in the list of long-term visas D to France: “Passport-talent”.
In addition to economic investors, the Passport Talent visa category is also intended for 9 categories of applicants, including professionals, developers and founders of innovative projects, founders of French companies, graduates of French universities.
Immigration terms for investment in France
The main conditions for obtaining a visa Passport talent in the Investor category are:
A foreign venture capital company opens an office in France or a foreign investor invests in a venture company based in France or a “business angel” (often a successful entrepreneur) moves to France;
An investment of at least 300,000 Euros in fixed tangible or intangible assets, which is carried out either directly or through a company, if the investor owns at least 30% of the shares of this company;
Ownership of at least 10% of the company in which investments are made;
The investor must create or provide an obligation to protect jobs within 4 years from the date of investment.
Benefits of obtaining an Investor visa to France
The advantages of obtaining this category of visa should include:
Investments can be passive, the investor does not need to participate in the business;
The French government has included in the program a list of recommended companies, French start-ups in the fields of innovative technologies, robotics and healthcare, which have established themselves with high growth and as investment objects;
The family of the main applicant, as well as dependent children, are included in the collective application together with the main applicant and receive a residence permit in France for four years or permanent residence under the accelerated procedure;
Family members are granted with the right to free employment in France;
Minor children are entitled to a public education in France;
After 4 years of living under the Passport-Talent program, the Investor and his family are entitled to receive an extension of their stay status, as well as a permanent residence permit (after 5 years), provided that the investment is saved;
After obtaining permanent residence in France, you can return the investment and obtain French citizenship and passport in the order of naturalization;
Small government fees.
Feod Group recommends that its customers pay special attention to the process of choosing an investment object, creating a corporate structure, preparing an investor profile and the origin of capital, as our practice shows that the undeniable advantages of obtaining a 4-year residence permit in France under the accelerated review procedure are hidden huge work on the preparation of documents for immigration to France.
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Comparison of the Investor and Long-Term Visitor Programs
The Passport Talent program in the Investor category has advantages over the French visa category “Long-Term Visitor”, as:
The visitor receives a one-year residence permit in France, with an annual renewal;
To obtain and extend the Visitor residence permit, the applicant and family members must prove the receipt of a sufficiently large independent annual income, with confirmation of payment of taxes from abroad and “surcharge” in France;
A large percentage of refusals to obtain permanent residence status in the Visiteur category, as France is not interested in these applicants as in investors.
However, the Long-Term Visitor program does not need to invest and / or buy real estate.
For those of our clients who wish to move to France faster, without a long preparatory process, we recommend getting a Visitor Long-Term Visa for the 1st year.
Undoubted advantages are opened upon obtaining a 4-year residence permit in France under the Passport Talent program in comparison with the Golden Visa programs in European countries. To compare the conditions for obtaining a Golden Visa to Portugal, Spain, Greece, Malta, we suggest you familiarize yourself with our Golden Visa Services.
How Feоd Group can help you:
The main partners of Feod Group are French lawyers, who, together with Ukrainian lawyers – international experts with extensive experience in all types of visas and immigration to France, provide the following services:
Selection, verification of the investment object, negotiations on behalf of the investor, preparation of contracts;
Registration of a venture capital company in France, receipt of all necessary documents;
Representation of interests of a foreign investor in state and commercial organizations of France, including immigration services of France;
Full legal assistance in preparing a package of investor documents, drawing up a professional profile, confirmation of the origin of capital, investor financial documents;
Supporting the process of submitting documents of the Investor and his family members for a visa and residence permit / Titre de Séjour in France.
Feod Group also provides its clients with related services related to relocation and adaptation in the country.
In 2013, she graduated in law from the National University «Odessa Law Academy» with honors and received a Master of Law degree. Anastasia Taran has experience in international and contract law, as well as corporate and tax law in Europe. Within the framework of Feod Group, she specializes i...
In 2013, she graduated in law from the National University «Odessa Law Academy» with honors and received a Master of Law degree. Anastasia Taran has experience in international and contract law, as well as corporate and tax law in Europe. Within the framework of Feod Group, she specializes in immigration and corporate law of European countries, particularly:
For the initial analysis of your request, Feod Group recommends to obtain a professional advice from European immigration lawyers, where you will receive detailed information about the immigration law of France.