As a foreigner wishing to work in France for a duration exceeding the default 3 months, you may benefit from the 2020 advent of the multiyear residence card, or ‘Talent Passport’ issued for the highly skilled workers, investors and artists. The visa is valid for a maximum of 4 years and is renewable, with the possibility of eventually applying for French citizenship. It should be noted that the holder of a ‘Talent Passport’ may be accompanied by his or her family during his or her stay in France as an accompanying family.
France’s multiyear residence card was established in the Order of the 16th of December 2020 and has since replaced the “competencies and talents” visa program in the framework of the 2020 reforms on the Code on the entry and residence of foreigners and the right of asylum (CESEDA). There are four different residency cards available under this procedure:
- Talent Passport.
- Talent Passport – EU Blue Card;
- Talent Passport – Researcher – Exercise of an Activity.
Talent Passport – Research – Mobility Program.