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Artist Visa for France

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What is an Artist Visa?

In France, the artist visa is called “Visa de Long S√©jour – Passeport Talent – Artiste”. It is a type of visa that allows foreign artists to live and work in France for a specified period of time, typically up to four years.

The”artist talent passport” residence permit/visa is issued for a maximum period of four years to foreign nationals whose professional artistic activity is carried out on French territory for more than three months.

In order to apply for a Talent Passport for Artist visa:

  • ¬†It is necessary to prove that you are a performer or author of a literaly or
    artistic work
  • provide proof of income, mainly from your activity for an amount at least equivalent to 70% of the legal minimum wage in France.

This visa allows you to work both under a freelancer or an employee contract.

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How can a lawyer help me with an Artist Visa?

A lawyer who specializes in immigration law can be a valuable resource when applying for an artist visa in France. Here are some ways in which a lawyer can assist you:

  1. Guidance on the application process: A lawyer can help you understand the requirements and procedures for applying for an artist visa in France, and provide you with guidance on how to prepare and submit your application.

  2. Assessment of eligibility: A lawyer can review your qualifications and assess your eligibility for an artist visa in France. They can advise you on the strengths and weaknesses of your application, and suggest ways to improve your chances of success.

  3. Preparation of documentation: A lawyer can assist you in gathering and preparing the necessary documentation to support your visa application, such as letters of recommendation, contracts, and financial statements.

  4. Communication with authorities: A lawyer can act as your representative and communicate with the French authorities on your behalf, helping to ensure that your application is properly processed and that any issues or concerns are addressed in a timely manner.

  5. Appeal or legal action: If your application is denied, a lawyer can advise you on your options for appeal or legal action, and represent you in such proceedings.

Overall, a lawyer can provide valuable support and guidance throughout the artist visa application process, helping to increase your chances of success and ensure a smooth and efficient process.

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What are the requirements?

  1. The applicant must show proof of that they have sufficient economic and financial means to cover all the expenses during their planned stay in France.
  2. The individual would need to have travel healthcare insurance with full coverage across France. 
  3. The applicant may also need to submit additional supporting documentation depending on their specific situation and purpose of the stay.

How to obtain an Arist Visa for France?

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1. Determine your eligibility

Before applying for an artist visa in France, you should determine whether you meet the eligibility criteria. You must be a professional artist or performer with a recognized level of achievement in your field and have a work contract or professional project in France that justifies your stay.

2. Prepare your documentation

You will need to gather and prepare a variety of documentation to support your visa application, including a CV, portfolio, letters of recommendation, proof of financial resources, and a work contract or professional project proposal.

3. Submit your application

You will need to submit your visa application to the French consulate or embassy in your home country, along with all required documentation. You may also be required to attend an interview.

4. Wait for processing

The processing time for an artist visa in France can vary, but it typically takes several weeks to a few months. During this time, the French authorities will review your application and may request additional documentation or information.

5. Receive your visa

If your application is approved, you will receive your artist visa, which will allow you to enter and work in France for the specified period of time.

6. Once in France

The final step requires the applicant to complete all the required formalities to transform your Visa into a residence permit, in order to become a legal resident in France. Depending on the type of Long-Stay Visa you have obtained, the person would need to apply for a residence permit or validate your Visa through an online application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Foreign nationals whose professional artistic activity is carried out on French territory for a period exceeding three months.

Main conditions:
be a performer or author of a literary or artistic work
– justify resources at least equal to 70% of the minimum wage and the majority of which come from their activity;
– not be a threat to public order.

Depending on the Consulate/ Préfecture of your place of residency, it could take from one to several months.

The spouse and children can benefit from the “family talent passport” residence permit to stay and work in France.

If the Visa you have been issued indicates the obligation to apply for a residence permit, then you need to submit your application for a residence permit within two months of your arrival date in France. 

If you have been issued a Long-Stay Visa equivalent to a residence permit (VLS-TS), then you only need to validate it within three months of your arrival date in France through an online application in order to become a legal resident in France.

Find your Immigration Lawyer

Eleonore Tavares
Head of Lexidy France

Eléonore Tavares de Pinho

Lawyer | Avocate à la Cour

Lawyer | Avocate à la Cour

Nour
Legal Trainee

Nour Rachidy

Julio Vero
Legal Counsel

Julio Vero

Hector Valero
Legal Trainee

Hector Valero

Sophie
Immigration Lawyer

Sophia Lassegue

Pauline
Legal Trainee

Pauline Flaviano

Eva Novoa Andino
Lawyer

Eva Novoa Andino

Sandra V
Tax Lawyer

Sandra Vannier 

Gergana Ilieva
Legal Trainee

Gergana Ilieva

Head of Lexidy France

Eléonore Tavares de Pinho

Born in Senegal to Belgian-Portuguese parents and having lived for several years in various countries, El√©onore quickly became passionate about Immigration legislation. She graduated from the University of la Sorbonne and the University of Florence and obtained a five-year dual degree in Italian and French Law. As an attorney, she chose to work in Immigration Law in order to have real action on the field and help people fulfill their projects.  Deeply convinced that digital technologies can make law and legal services simpler and impact people‚Äôs lives in a positive way, El√©onore will always be looking for the most efficient way to meet your needs.

Lawyer | Avocate à la Cour

Lawyer | Avocate à la Cour

Victoire is born and raised French, despite family from all around the world.
She graduated her Masters degree in international law and human rights law,
and believes she did not fall into Immigration law by accident. She is passionate
about helping others transform their dream to move to France into a project,
either professional or familial. She loves her crazy Paris city and the French
countryside, discovering new cultures, and showing off good old France.
Speaking: French and English.

Legal Trainee

Nour Rachidy

She was born and raised in France but is a dual national. From a young age she knew she wanted to become a lawyer. Nour studied private law in French university during my bachelor. Later she inroad in a Master Degree in which Nour studied International and European litigation law. She ended her master in Greece studying in an LLM of international Law. Growing up she was always facing various legal systems, procedure that immigrant go through in order to visit family, work, study. Nous is very comfortable talking and helping people legally or not in different language to make them feel helped efficiently. Speaking: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic.

Legal Counsel

Julio Vero

Born in Brazil, where I started my Law studies, changing to Law School in Portugal and got my degree from University of Porto in 2021. I got a Master’s  in European Law in Paris, at the University Paris 12. I have been having an enriching experience during my traineeship at Lexidy, where I get to complete with practical skills the knowledge I have acquired during these many years of  legal studies. What I like to do the most is reading and cooking. I am fluent in Portuguese, French and English, and I am currently learning German.

Legal Trainee

Hector Valero

Born in Valencia, Spain, he started a Double Degree in French and Spanish Law between the Universitat de Valencia and the Universit√© Toulouse 1 Capitole. Along with this degree formation, he specialized in European and International Law in for two years, completing it with a Master Thesis about the Evolution of the concept of States Boarders in the light of Internet. During my Master’s degree, Hector was able to discover Immigration law through the lens of European and French Law. Throughout the internship at Legal Service at the European Parliament, he learned the practical side of European and Public International Law from the lens of creation and conclusion of International Agreements. Finally, his experience at M&B Avocats helped to develop the profile as a French and Spanish Law Jurist, knowing the insights and particular traits of both legal systems.¬†Speaks: English, Spanish, French.

Immigration Lawyer

Sophia Lassegue

Sophia was born in Paris, France. She travelled the world, studied law and worked in three different countries: France, Argentina and Morocco. She passed the Paris Bar at the Faculty of Law of la Sorbonne. Sophia has experience in international, civil as well as immigration law, and joined Lexidy France in January 2024. She is fully dedicated to helping foreign clients establish themselves and their businesses in France, assisting them in either French, English or Spanish.

Legal Trainee

Pauline Flaviano

Pauline Flaviano is half-french half-hongkongese, and lived in both places. Her European law studies also allowed her to live in Spain for a year. Her European studies focus on the European asylum and immigration policies. Having lived in different countries and speaking multiple languages, she joined the Paris immigration team for her end-of-studies internship. Speaks: French, English, Cantonese.

Lawyer

Eva Novoa Andino

Eva is originally from El Salvador but has lived in France and Spain. She obtained a double¬†degree in French and Spanish Law from the Universit√© Toulouse Capitole I and Universidad¬†Aut√≥noma de Barcelona, specializing in International & European Law,¬†reflecting her keen interest in the intersection of legal systems across borders. She has obtained her Master’s in Access to the Legal Profession and is registered at the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB).¬†Drawing from her diverse experiences in an international setting, Eva has cultivated a profound interest in international and immigration law. She speaks Spanish, French, English, and Portuguese and is currently learning Catalan.¬†Eva’s extensive international exposure, coupled with her linguistic proficiency,¬†positions her as a valuable asset for clients seeking comprehensive legal expertise in a global context.¬†

Tax Lawyer

Sandra Vannier 

Sandra is half-French and half-Lebanese. She is born and raised French and travels around the world to visit her family. Sandra has known since she was a teenager that she wanted to become a lawyer. Passionate about numbers, she naturally turned to tax and corporate law and graduated in these subjects from Assas University and INSEEC business school. Sandra has been practicing as a lawyer since December 2015. She loves assisting people and companies who come to France to facilitate their tax matters. She also assists entrepreneurs, shareholders and companies to set up or develop their business in France. Her approach is to provide personalised legal advice adapted to the client’s needs, because every project is unique. Speaks: French and English.

Legal Trainee

Gergana Ilieva

She was born in Bulgaria where she pursued her Bachelor’s degree in European Studies, majoring in law at Sofia University. Seeking to deepen her understanding of EU law and proficiency in French and English, she’s currently enrolled in a Master’s degree in European Law and Litigation from the University Paris-Panth√©on-Assas in Paris, France. As an immigrant herself, Gergana empathises with the legal hurdles faced by individuals establishing themselves in a new country. Driven by her own experiences, she has joined the Immigration team at Lexidy Paris to assist fellow expatriates and to ease their transition into a new cultural and legal landscape. Speaks: English, French, Bulgarian, Russian.

French services are provided in the context of a collaboration between Lexidy and Ms Eleonore TAVARES, a lawyer registered in France.

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