French Residency For Business Investors
Residency | Access To Schengen Area
is regulated by Law no 2016-274 of 7th March 2016
France is bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Andorra and Spain, and has a population of approximately 67 Million. Its capital is Paris, and the official language spoken is French. France adopted the euro as its official currency in 2002.
As Europe’s second most attractive country, France enjoys a positive perception by foreign investors. The majority of foreign businesses in France have a positive view of their investment in the country. France is seen as a country where it is easy to do business, which is committed to reform and has an innovative economy. Complemented by a renowned gastronomy, 37 UNESCO world heritage sites, beautiful beaches, ski resorts and a unique culture, it is no surprise that France is consistently one of the most visited countries in the world.
Through a simplified procedure, investors wanting to acquire French residency are able to apply for a 4 year, renewable residence permit which may include their families, through a straightforward process.
France offers a wide range of support initiatives such as health insurance, family subsidies and advantageous taxation incentives, that could amount to up to 50% of personal income. Furthermore, startups may leverage incentives which consist of a number of tax and social security exemptions.
This makes this French residency program an attractive proposition for investors looking to relocate to one of the largest economies in Europe, whilst being supported by excellent business incentives.
To apply for French residency through the French Talent Passport marked ‘Business investor’, a minimum investment of EUR 300,000 in share capital investments, reinvested earnings or ‘loans between affiliated companies’, needs to be made. This means that exclusively financial investments are therefore outside the scope of the scheme.
Further to this, the amount of government-related administrative fees is approximately EUR 225.
This means that the total capital outlay for a single applicant would amount to circa EUR 300,225 excluding any service providers’ professional fees and any other fees not mentioned herein
The CIVIQUO™ process starts by filling in our qualification questionnaire. The questionnaire is a simple online form which helps us to gather all your requirements, whilst ensuring that the essential criteria are met.
2. Receive Quotes
Our team will use the information you provide to find the best quotes in the market for you. Our growing international network of immigration professionals, means that we can provide the best quotes in the market, for any residency or citizenship programme, anywhere in the world.
We will send you the quotes and once you have identified a quote which best suits your needs, our team will reconfirm expectations on both sides, a client agreement is signed, and a deposit payment is made.
4. Application Process
Your chosen service provider, will work with you to start compiling the application. Our concierge-style support will ensure that the process of compiling the application is as smooth as possible.
Once an application has been submitted, the government authorities review the application and communicate the outcome. This period of time varies depending upon the programme, but it may be used to further explore what opportunities will become available once residency or citizenship are attained.
6. Renewal & Support
Some residency and citizenship programmes require compliance monitoring, and/or renewals, and together with our service providers, we will make sure that any renewals, or other interventions are done on time, and accurately. Even after this, the CIVIQUO™ team remains at your service.