France is one of the most popular destinations in the world for investment, education and family migration.
France is also one of the leading countries in Europe in terms of business creation, with more than 28,000 companies with foreign capital in the country.
In order to attract entrepreneurs and investors from abroad, the French government has introduced a new category of Talent Passport “Business investor”.
The residence permit “Passport Talent”, which is also called the “Residence of France by investment” is provided for businessmen and investors from countries outside the EU who wish to invest in the French economy.
The Talent Passport in France is one of the most attractive investor programs in Europe, on a par with Golden Visas in Spain, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus.
✓ Residence permit is issued immediately for 4 years ✓ The right to live, work, study in France ✓ The path to obtaining permanent residence or French citizenship in 5 years ✓ Access to a high quality public education and healthcare system
Passport Talent for investors in France
The Talent Passport program for investors requires a financial investment of at least 300,000 euros and allows the investor and his family members to receive resident cards (French residence permit) for a period of 4 years at once. The program can also lead to permanent residence (French permanent residence) or citizenship after 5 years and subject to certain conditions.
⇒ Investment requirements
1. Minimum investment of €300,000 in fixed tangible or intangible assets. 2. Ownership of at least 10% of the company in which the investment is made. 3. The investor must create or provide a job protection obligation within 4 years from the date of investment. French laws do not provide for a minimum of employees, it all depends on the type of business activity. 4. An investment can be made either directly or through a company if the investor owns at least 30% of the shares of that company. 5. The investor must provide proof of the source of funds used for the investment.
⇒ Type of residence permit and renewal
A residence permit under “Passport Talent” is issued immediately for 4 years with the right to extend. Applicants must provide documents confirming that they continue to comply with the conditions for issuing the permit and retaining the investment.
⇒ Investor’s family members
The applicant’s family members are also issued a long-term residence permit – “Passport-talent (family)” for 4 years with the right to extend. Family members include a second spouse and children under 18 years of age.
The second of the spouses is granted the right to free employment in France, and the children have the right to receive public education in France.
⇒ Permanent residence and citizenship of France
Although the name of the program contains the word “Passport”, this does not mean that the investor immediately receives French citizenship and a passport. A residence permit in this category is issued immediately for 4 years with the right to renew.
The investor will be able to easily renew the resident card if he confirms that the investment and job creation requirements have been met and the company’s activities are supported.
After 5 years of residence under the Passport Talent program, the investor and his family are entitled to receive a permanent residence permit.
After obtaining permanent residence in France, you can return the investment and obtain French citizenship and a passport through naturalization. In fact, this is a way to obtain French citizenship by investment.
To obtain French citizenship, it is necessary to prove good assimilation into the French community, sufficient knowledge of French culture and history, as well as knowledge of the French language.
France allows dual citizenship, so you don’t have to give up your first citizenship.
✓ Contact the experts of Feod Group! We will conduct an investment analysis and select the most attractive investment project, help you open a bank account in France, obtain a residence permit for the whole family, enroll children in French educational institutions, arrange medical insurance and much more.
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Residence permit for investors in France - FAQ
What are the benefits of the residence permit "Passport Talent" for investors in France?
Your business and the status of a resident of France under the Passport Talent program provides many advantages, the main ones are:
A residence permit is issued immediately for 4 years, and it is not necessary to renew it every year as in other programs, for example, under a Visitor Visa.
A residence permit for investors provides access to national healthcare, government subsidies to businesses, lending, education of children in public schools and universities, etc.
Family members are granted the right to free employment in France.
No French language requirement
The path to permanent residence or citizenship after 5 years of residence in France
What is the minimum investment required to obtain a residence permit in France?
For those who wish to run a business, taking an active part in it, the investment amount has been reduced to 30,000 euros. You will receive a residence permit – the founders of the company in France (Talent Passport – “New Business”).
You will need to provide a real business plan to establish an economically viable business in France and a master’s degree (or equivalent master’s degree) or 5 years of professional experience.
And when investing from 300,000 euros – a residence permit for investors (Talent Passport “Business investor”).
Which EU countries have Golden Visa programs?
Golden Visa programs are available in many countries of the European Union: Cyprus, Malta, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
Why clients choose Feod Group
Since 1992, Feod Group has been providing a wide range of legal, business and immigration services in Europe, the USA and other countries of the world.
The company has accredited western lawyers, experts in various fields of law and jurisdictions of the world.
Having offices in Europe and the USA, Feod Group provides rapid paperwork and maximum customer comfort.
We provide our clients with related services, such as relocation and adaptation abroad, organizing family relocation abroad, enrollment of children in schools and many other services.
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: