Move to France to get access to better deals. This visa was tailored to seasoned business angels, or foreign VC firms opening offices in France.
To be eligible for the French Tech Visa for Investors, you must:
- be investing at least €300,000 in fixed tangible or intangible assets.
- be investing either directly or via a company in which you have at least a 30% shareholding.
- own at least 10% of the company in which you are investing.
- be creating or protecting (or committing to create or protect) jobs within the four years following the investment.
Your application will be handled on a privileged one-to-one basis. After reviewing your profile and investment history, the French Tech Mission will send you an official acceptance letter stating that you are qualified for the French Tech Visa for Investors.
You are now ready to apply for your long-stay visa and residence permit.
The procedure depends on whether or not you already live in France (see below). In either case, you will need to provide several documents as part of your application.
If you live outside France:
Step 3a – At the Embassy or Consulate closest to your official residence, apply for a long-stay visa no earlier than 3 months before the date of your arrival in France. This visa, granted at the consulate and attached to your passport, grants you entry.
Step 3b – Once in France, you will present your long-stay visa at your local préfecture (French government administrative office) which will then issue your residence permit allowing you to stay and work in France for 4 years.
If you already live in France under a different type of residence permit:
Simply apply at the Préfecture in your place of residence for a change of status. This procedure will convert your previous residence permit into a “Passeport Talent” residence permit, allowing you to live and work in France.
Tip: You must apply for the change of status at least two months before the previous residence permit expires. You must meet the same eligibility criteria for the “passeport talent” (talent passport) as founders applying from outside France.