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Migrate to France -Largest country in the EU

Posted on February 17, 2023
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Migrate to France -Largest country in the EU

Why France?

  • France has a total population of 65,649,926 with a literacy rate of 90%
  • The average income in France is set at €39,300 per year as of 2022
  • The total number of working hours in France is 35 hours
  • France is set to have a GDP of 2973.00 USD Billion by the end of 2023
  • The current Immigration rate in France is at 0.963 per 1000 population as of 2023

*Looking to work overseas? Y-Axis is here to assist you in all the procedures.

Migrate to France

A residence permit is required if you wish to stay in France for more than three months. Candidates with a previous job before moving to France are more likely preferred as work permits are linked to permanent residency requirements.

You get different work visa options offered by France based on various criteria and qualifications. Candidates who fulfill the given requirements and eligibility necessities stand a better chance of getting the visa.

 Work permits are usually issued for people who plan on staying in the country for over 90 days to participate in work-related activities.

You get six different categories of French work visas that are listed below.

Type of work visa Duration of work permit
French salaried employees visa Up to 12 months
French work visa for creating & running a company 12 months
French work visa for professionals and independent workers Up to 12 months
French long-stay visa for volunteer work Up to 1 year and 3 months
French international organization work visa 1-3 years
French long-stay sports visa Up to 12 months

French salaried employees’ visa

  • To apply for this visa, the candidate must submit proof of employment contract that the DIRECCTE advocates.
  • This visa lets you stay and work in the country for a year.

French work visa for creating & running a company

  • To apply for this visa, the candidate must submit additional documentation and proof of sufficient funds to manage your business.
  • This visa lets you establish or manage a business or collaborate with a French company.

French work visa for professionals and independent workers

To apply for this visa, you must first check whether your occupation falls under the given criteria as some professions are not accessible to nationals of Non-EU countries like –

  • Insurance general agents
  • Notaries
  • Bailiffs

Some professions will need prior consent from the relevant occupational organization –

  • Architects
  • Lawyers
  • Doctors

French long-stay visa for volunteer work

To apply for this visa, you will have to start the application process from a French-based association or organization familiar to French officials and must be supervised by the concerned charity.

French international organization work visa

To apply for this visa, the candidate must be associated with a registered French organization and tied up with an official assignment.

French long-stay sports visa

  • This visa is for sportspersons with permission to enter and reside in the country for a year for sports-related purposes.
  • Candidates who get paid for their stint will have to apply under the “Salaried employee” category.
  • Candidates not get paid must opt for a “visitor visa.”

Requirements to apply for a French work visa

  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Completed visa application form
  • Proof of funds
  • Proof of payment of fees.
  • Criminal clearance certificate
  • Passport valid for a minimum of 3 months after your planned stay in France ends.

Benefits to overseas workers

  • As an immigrant worker, you will be eligible for social security benefits if you stay in France for more than three months.
  • You or your employer can apply for your social security number, which will give you access to the social security scheme in France.
  • Unemployment aid
  • Healthcare
  • Family allowances

Looking to migrate to France? Seek our Y-Axis job search services, the world’s No.1 Immigration Company.

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