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.


Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa
Time to citizenship5 years
Time to permanent residency5 years
Minimum investmentEUR 300,000
Physical presence requirementNone at temporary stage (183 days 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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