France

Talent Passport - Business Investor

A little-known though perfectly viable route to French – and, by extension, EU – permanent residency and citizenship, the Business Investor segment of France’s Passeport Talent scheme is well-suited to investors intending to settle in France.

To qualify for permanent residency and subsequent citizenship, investors need to spend most of the year in France and, consequentially, become tax residents as well.

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Program at a glance

Program TypeActive Investor Visa
Time to citizenship5 years
Time to permanent residency5 years
Minimum investmentEUR 300,000
Physical presence requirement183 days a year (to qualify for PR)
Application processing time4 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to187 destinations, including Schengen countries and the US
Contribution types availableBusiness Investment

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Direct Citizenship Programs

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Active Investor Visas

Programs that offer residence permits within months to those who physically relocate to start and/or run a business. Startup and entrepreneur visas fall under this category.

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