Get a residence permit in France
Get a residence permit in France

Get a residence permit in France

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France, officially the French Republic, is a transcontinental state that includes the main territory in Western Europe and a number of overseas regions and territories in different parts of the world. The motto of the Republic is known all over the world — "Freedom, Equality, Fraternity", its principle is the rule of the people, by the people and for the people.

The name of the country comes from the ethnonym of the ancient German tribe of the Franks.

France is known for its famous architectural monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame de Paris and others. In addition, France is the birthplace of many famous artists, writers and composers such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, Vigny and others.

French cuisine is also one of the most popular in the world, along with Italian and Chinese. It is thanks to the French that we know what croissants and baguette, confiture and quiche, cordon bleu and julienne are.

France is a member of the European Union and is located in the Eurozone. The country is a nuclear power, a member of NATO and one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. Since the 1950s, it has been one of the states participating in the creation of the European Union.

Most of France is located in Western Europe, the country borders Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. France is washed by four bodies of water (the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea). The length of the sea borders is 5,500 km.

France is the largest country in Western Europe by territory: it occupies almost one fifth of the territory of the European Union, has extensive maritime spaces (a unique economic zone extends over an area of 11 ml. km.)

Also, the state includes the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea and more than twenty overseas departments and dependent territories.

The total area of the country is 551,500 km2 (674,685 km2 together with overseas possessions). Accordingly, three types of climate can be distinguished: oceanic, Mediterranean and continental.

The French economy

France is the seventh largest economy in the world and the second largest market in Europe. The French economy has demonstrated amazing resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2022 energy crisis. Over the past two years, France has increased its competitiveness, improved business conditions and attracted a large number of foreign direct investment. The French presidential system makes it possible to clearly define priorities and quickly implement new measures. The implementation of large-scale reforms and the French labor market has allowed us to set bold goals in the field of industrial policy, which are now beginning to bring significant results. The country has adopted a national industrial policy providing subsidies to domestic companies through lower electricity prices, direct financial assistance and various tax incentives, and has actually launched a subsidy race to attract foreign investors and multinational companies.

Attractiveness issues are crucial for attracting new companies and international talent to France in order to develop industrial and research and development facilities and create jobs throughout the country.

France has a number of advantages that ensure its prestige in the world: access to a large and dynamic market, high-quality transport and communications infrastructure, a skilled and productive workforce, competitive energy prices, an efficient and affordable healthcare system, etc. All these advantages attract foreigners who come to France to invest, travel, study, live and develop their projects here.

Capital
Paris
Population
68 521 974
Official language
French
Currency
euro (EUR)

Benefits of residence permit in France

1.
Freedom of movement
Visa-free travel within the EU and the Schengen area
2.
Legal employment
The right to legal employment in the country.
3.
Business options
Opening and running a business in the European market.
4.
Education
The right to receive education at universities in the Republic and in the European Union.
5.
Bank accounts
The ability to open accounts with European banks and receive loans for various purposes.
6.
Citizenship
The right to obtain permanent residence and French citizenship after a long and continuous residence in the country.
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Visa-free countries

Countries of European Union and the Schengen area are available with residence permit of France.
Austria
visa-free
Belgium
visa-free
Hungary
visa-free
Germany
visa-free
Greece
visa-free
Croatia
visa-free
Denmark
visa-free
Italy
visa-free
Spain
visa-free
Lithuania
visa-free
Latvia
visa-free
Luxembourg
visa-free
Malta
visa-free
Netherlands
visa-free
Poland
visa-free
Portugal
visa-free
Slovakia
visa-free
Slovenia
visa-free
Finland
visa-free
France
visa-free
Czech Republic
visa-free
Sweden
visa-free
Estonia
visa-free
Bulgaria
visa-free
Ireland
visa-free
Cyprus
visa-free
Romania
visa-free
Iceland
visa-free
Liechtenstein
visa-free
Switzerland
visa-free

Tax regime

Income tax

Among the direct taxes in the French tax system, taxation of income of individuals and legal entities (corporations) dominates.
A six-digit progressive scale from 10.52% to 47% is applied for income tax.

VAT

20%

Taxes on transactions with real estate, securities and other movable property

France has special rules for the taxation of income received from transactions with real estate, securities and other movable property.

Income received as a result of the sale of real estate is considered taxable income in the year of sale. At the same time, the zero rate applies to the sale of a house or apartment of actual residence, from the first sale, as well as from the sale of real estate that has been owned for at least 2 years.

Profits earned from securities transactions are taxed at a rate of 16%.

There are two rates for works of art: 4.5% and 7% for art objects, and 7.5% for precious metal products.

Property taxes

The following are subject to taxation: immovable property (buildings and structures, equipment of industrial and agricultural enterprises), movable property (shares and bonds, funds in current accounts), property rights and the amount of tax can reach up to 85%.

Inheritance tax

Tax rates in the range from 5 to 60% are differentiated according to two criteria: depending on the value of the property and according to three degrees of kinship of the heirs.

Corporate tax

The tax rate ranges from 33.33% to 50% of net profit, for companies that sell oil and gas, the rate has been increased to 50%. Agricultural farms are taxed at a reduced rate of 20.9%.

Local taxes and fees also can be applied.

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Business set up

  1. Determine the form of ownership of the future enterprise.
  2. Come up with a unique name and add it to the national database of organizations.
  3. Develop a business plan that covers all aspects of entrepreneurial activity.
  4. Open a company account in any bank in France.
  5. Prepare and assemble a set of statutory documents.
  6. Submit an application to the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  7. Get a Siret tax number.
  8. Send information about the company to:
  • Tax Service;
  • Labor Management;
  • Social funds;
  • Central Register of Trade;
  • Register of all existing companies and legal entities.
  • Get information about the registration of the company after passing the verification of the provided documentation.
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How to obtain a residence permit in France

Post-immigration services

Apart from company registration, opening a bank account for an individual,opening a bank account for a company, there are other post-immigration services available, as following:
Banking assistance
Banking assistance

Banking assistance (local and offshore accounts)

Company registration
Company registration

Company registration/incorporation (local and offshore companies)

Proof of address
Proof of address

Proof of address (Lease Agreement + Utility bill)

Requirements for applicants

Entrepreneur's visa
  • Providing an economically sound business plan.
  • The minimum wage must be at least the minimum wage.
  • Provide evidence of the availability of funds to stay in the country for at least 6 months (at least the established minimum wage).
  • The need to conduct business according to the provided business plan for 1 year.
  • Only after 18 months of continuous residence in the country, the applicant can invite family members.
"Talent passport" for Company Owner
"Talent passport" for investments for 4 years
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Receipt process

Step-by-step instruction
1
Consulting Agreement
2
Obtaining a visa
3
Arrival in the country
4
Registration at the Prefecture
5
Getting the ID card
Consulting Agreement
Consultation with the company's specialists and conclusion of an Agreement.
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I first came to Portugal as a tourist 3 years ago. Having assessed the situation and got acquainted with this country, I decided that I wanted to stay here to live. Thanks to the efforts of One World Migration, this became possible.

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The decisive factor for me in my decision to obtain Grenadian citizenship was the possibility of a visa-free visit to Europe, where my husband and I love to come both on business trips and on vacation. Thank you One World Migration!

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Frequently Asked Questions

About obtaining residence permit of France
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How long before arrival in the country is it necessary to start the visa application procedure?

The registration process must begin three months before the expected visit to the country.

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When is it necessary to apply for a visa extension?
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What package of documents is required to extend the visa?
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Can my family come with me?
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Is it possible to obtain French citizenship?
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