Passeport-talent

Each file (1 file = 1 person) must contain the following main documents and provide documents from the categories of "Passeport-Talent" found below (original + photocopy) :

  1. 1 long-stay visa application form duly completed and signed ;
  2. 1 identification photo, in colour, recent, original in 35 mm X 45 mm format with clear and uniform background ;
  3. Original passport + photocopy of principal pages. Passport in good condition, with a date of expiration at least 3 months after the end of the proposed stay in France, issued within the past 10 years and containing at least 2 blank pages. The visa is validated by a self-adhesive label that will be affixed to one of the pages of the passport ;
  4. Proof of legal presence in Germany + photocopy (Aufenthaltstitel + Zusatzblatt, long-stay visa) ;
  5. 99€ in cash only
  6. For the return of your passport at home in Germany : a stamped envelope by registered mail -3.95€ in 2017 for the weight of a passport- (envelopes from DHL, UPS, ... are NOT accepted).
    If you don’t wish to let your passport at the visa section, you will have to come back another day to pick up your visa.

For the accompanying family please see at the bottom of the page.

Young qualified professionnals

Qualified Professional

1. A degree at the minimum level of a Master’s or an equivalent degree, or a level I degree accredited by the Conference of grandes écoles (the degree must have been obtained in the year preceding the request for change of status)
2. An employment contract for a period more than or equal to 3 months with an employer established in France, and with an annual salary over twice the minimum wages (called the SMIC)
3. Duly completed CERFA form mentioning the position held and salary threshold
4. Recent KBIS certificate (company registration)
5. Attestation of payment of dues and social security contributions to the organization in charge of collecting them

Employee of an innovative start-up

1. An employment contract for a period more than or equal to 3 months with an innovative start-up (JEI), and with an annual salary over twice the minimum wages (called the SMIC)
2. Proof of exemption from employers’ social security contributions on salaries as laid down for the status of a JEI
3. Duly completed CERFA form mentioning the position held and salary threshold
4. Recent KBIS certificate (company registration)
5. Attestation of payment of dues and social security contributions to the organization in charge of collecting them

Highly Skilled Worker (Carte bleue européenne)

1. An employment contract for a period more than or equal to 12 months with an employer established in France and a gross annual salary equal to at least one and half times the average annual base salary fixed by the minister of Immigration
2. A degree attesting to at least three years of higher education issued by a higher education institution recognized by the State, or any document attesting to professional experience of at least five years at a comparable level
3. Duly completed CERFA form matching the status of the applicant, the position held and the salary threshold
4. KBIS certificate (company registration) for a legal entity or an “artisan’s permit” (carte d’artisan) for a natural person
5. Attestation of payment of dues and social security contributions to the organization in charge of collecting them
6. Copy of the degrees, certificates and diplomas obtained by the employee, curriculum vitae, work certificate(s) attesting to the applicant’s professional experience

Salarié en mission on a work contract in France

1. Duly completed CERFA form mentioning the position held and the salary threshold
2. Work contract with the company established on French territory attesting to a salary equal to at least 1.8 times the SMIC (index-linked guaranteed minimum wage)
3. Proof of seniority in the group or company established outside France for a period of at least three months
4. Recent KBIS certificate (company registration) of the company or the group’s office hosting the employee in France
5. Certificate of secondment from the social security services or an affidavit of the application for registration under the French social security system
6. A letter providing details of the duties to be discharged and the aim of the assignment to be carried out
7. Attestation of payment of dues and social security contributions to the organisation in charge of collecting them

Scientist-researcher

1. Master’s degree or or above
2. “Hosting agreement" ("Convention d’accueil") duly completed and certified by the hosting institution and by the prefecture (original + 2 photocopies) (see sample) ;
3. Diploms (+ photocopies) and CV in french or english ;

Start-up entrepreneur

1. Copy of degree equivalent to at least the Master’s level, or any document attesting to professional experience of at least five years at a comparable level
2. "commerçant, artisan, industriel" CERFA form and supporting documents as required by the Home Affairs-Economy inter-ministerial order dated 28th October 2016
3. proof of investment of at least € 30,000 in the planned start-up
4. police record attesting to no prior criminal conviction

Initiator of an innovative economic project

1. Document establishing the innovative nature of the economic project in France (e.g. a product that is not available as yet on the market, a product that distinguishes itself from existing ones through its superior performance, etc.)
2. Document helping establish the project’s recognition by a public body

Economic investor

1. Personal investment in a company (a minimum of 10% of the capital) or investment via a company personally managed by the applicant or in which they hold at least 30% of the capital
2. Letter of Undertaking with an annual generation of employment and the applicant’s investment plan
3. Proof of the applicant’s commitment to investing at least € 3,00,000 on the French territory in tangible or intangible assets

Legal Representative : Executive Director

1. Proof of appointment to the post of executive director in an institution or company established in France
2. Proof of tenure for a period of over three months as an employee of or in the capacity of executive director in an organization or a company of the same group

Artiste-performer

Artist-performer with paid employment
1. Duly completed CERFA form mentioning the position held and the salary threshold
2. Recent KBIS certificate (company registration)
3. Attestation of payment of dues and social security contributions to the organization in charge of collecting them

Artist-performer without paid employment
1. You must prove that you have a solid project in France in your domain of work
2. Documents attesting to the quality of the artiste or the author of the literary or artistic work as well as the project in France (CV, publications, recommendation letters, relevent diploma, awards, certifications, sample of work, etc)
3. Your last 2 monthly personal bank statements under the applicant’s name
4. Proof of accommodation in France

Foreigner of national or international renown (in the scientific, literary, artistic, intellectual, educational or sports sectors)

1. You must prove that you have a solid project in France in your domain of work
2. Publication of articles or studies in specialised journals/periodicals, reference works, etc.
3. Participation in festivals, biennales, fairs/exhibitions, colloquiums or seminars (enclose invitation letters, etc.)
4. Prizes, scholarships/grants, artist’s residencies, distinctions and medals obtained in France or other countries
5. CV, recommendation letters, relevant diploma, sample of work, etc.
6. Your last 2 monthly personal bank statements under the applicant’s name
7. Proof of accommodation in France
FOR ARTISTS : standing of the establishments in which the applicant wishes to produce/exhibit their work or has already produced/exhibited their work
1. You must prove that you have a solid project in France in your domain of work
2. CV, recommendation letters, relevant diploma, sample of work, etc.
3. Your last 2 monthly personal bank statements under the applicant’s name
4. Proof of accommodation in France

For the accompanying family (spouse and children under 18)

- Specific OFII form duly completed (for a stay under 12 month) ;

- According to the individual case, marriage certificate translated in french or english for the spouse, birth certificates translated in french or english for the children

Dernière modification : 03/05/2017

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