France

Talent Passport - Startup and Business Creation

The Startup and Business Creation categories are the two active investor visa categories of France’s wider Talent Passport program (which also has a passive investment category).

The categories allow those who either set up a company using their own financial means, or who obtain financing from an incubator, to get a renewable four-year residence permit in France. 

After five years of living in France, participants are eligible to apply for French citizenship, subject to knowledge of French language.

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Program at a glance

Program TypeActive Investor Visa
Time to citizenship5 years
Time to permanent residency5 years
Minimum investmentEUR 30,000
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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