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France Entrepreneur Visa Legal Services

Providing expert France Entrepreneur Visa legal services for foreign entrepreneurs looking to start a business and reside in France.

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How can a lawyer help with the France Entrepreneur Visa?

A lawyer can assist you with the Entrepreneur visa process in France by providing valuable legal advice and guidance. Here are some ways in which a lawyer can help you:

Eligibility assessment: A lawyer can assess your eligibility for a Entrepreneur visa in France based on your specific circumstances. They can review your financial situation, documentation, and other relevant factors to determine if you meet the requirements.

Application assistance: A lawyer can guide you through the application process, ensuring that you complete all the necessary forms accurately and submit the required supporting documents. They can help you avoid common mistakes that may lead to delays or visa denials.

Documentation preparation: A lawyer can help you gather and organize the necessary documents for your Entrepreneur visa application. They can advise you on the specific documents you need to provide, such as proof of financial resources, health insurance coverage, and accommodation.

Legal representation: If any issues or complications arise during the visa application process, a lawyer can represent your interests and communicate with the relevant authorities on your behalf. They can handle any inquiries, respond to requests for additional information, or address any concerns that may arise.

Appeal or review: In the unfortunate event that your Entrepreneur visa application is denied, a lawyer can assist you with the appeal process or seek a review of the decision. They can analyze the grounds for the denial, identify potential weaknesses in the initial application, and help you present a strong case for reconsideration.

If you need assistance with your Entrepreneur visa application for France, we recommend consulting with an experienced immigration lawyer who can provide personalized guidance and support throughout the process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you navigate the complexities of obtaining an Entrepreneur visa in France.

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What is an Entrepreneur Visa in France?

The Entrepreneur Visa in France is a type of residence permit that allows foreign entrepreneurs to set up a company in France and live there. The validity period of this residence permit is 12 months, renewable subject to conditions.

The entrepreneur must offer proof of the following in order to qualify:

  • An economically feasible activity and, if he/she joins an existing company, its ability to provide him/herself sufficient compensation (at least equal to the minimum wage, which is set at €20,966.40 as of May 1, 2023), 
  • An activity suitable for the needs of public safety, health, and order.

The temporary residency permit with the designation “Entrepreneur/Self-Employed” authorizes the performance of the business activity in conjunction with the project being proposed.

 

You live outside France

Candidates living outside of France should submit an application to the French consular authorities in their normal home for a long-stay visa (VLS-TS) that is equal to a residence permit and is designated “Entrepreneur/independent professional.”

This VLS-TS has a 12-month expiration date and permits the bearer to conduct business.

Once they are in France, Entrepreneurs must use the dedicated platform administration-etrangers-en-france to authenticate their VLS-TS. During the first year of residence, there is no need to apply for a residence permit with the Prefecture. The foreign individual is thereafter required to go to a compulsory medical exam and/or welcome visit.

You are already living in France

If candidates are already in France on a different form of residence permit, they must apply for a change of status to the Préfecture (office of the Prefect, the local representative of national government) in their place of residence.

The individual in question will be granted a 12-month renewable ‘Entrepreneur/independent professional’ temporary residence permit.

Ready to navigate the complexities of the Entrepreneur Visa in France? Contact our partners, experienced immigration lawyers, to receive personalized guidance, expert advice, and professional assistance with your visa application. Let us help make your extended stay in France a seamless and successful experience. Reach out to us now to start the process!

The procedure should begin no later than three months before the intended date of arrival in France.

If the applicant is already in France, the procedure should begin two months before the current residence permit expires.

At the time of online validation, applicants must submit a tax payment of €200 to the French Office of Immigration and Integration (OFII). On top of this tax, residency permits additionally include a stamp duty fee of €25.

The long-stay visa required for entrance into France costs €99 in addition to the administrative fee of €225.

This is the cost implicid of getting the visa, the cost of our immigration lawyers to help you with the process can vary depending on each case. To get an accurate quotation of our immigration services, contact us to explore your case with a free consultation.

Applications for renewal must be submitted two months prior to the expiration of the residence permit.

Applicants must present documentation proving they are still in compliance with the requirements for receiving their permission.

The applicant must be able to demonstrate continuing compliance with the requirements established for permit eligibility at the time of the application for renewal with the Prefecture in order to renew a “Entrepreneur/Self-Employed” residence permit.

The founders of the company must additionally show that the Company has continued to operate and that it has generated resources equal to the SMIC, or €20,966.40 as of May 1, 2023. It has an administrative cost of 225€.

Families accompanying foreign talent in this category are not eligible for the fast-track process but may still apply for a residence permit separate from the primary applicant (visitor status, employee status, etc., if the candidate has secured employment in France).

Otherwise, under the conditions of family reunification, families may petition for residency in France. When foreign nationals who have been legally residing in the country for at least 18 months want to bring their spouse and children to join them, family reunification terms apply.

About Our Immigration Department

For us, Lexidy is a way of life and what excites us the most is to be able to deliver the happiness and satisfaction of a successful Company Formation Process. We want to help you achieve your goals and dreams, whether it’s residence in Italy or simply opening your company.

Eleonore Tavares
External collaborator

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
Lawyer

Hector Valero

Sophia Lassegue
Legal Trainee

Sophia Lassegue

Pauline
Legal Trainee

Pauline Flaviano

External collaborator

Eléonore Tavares de Pinho

Born in Senegal to Belgian-Portuguese parents and having lived for several years in various countries, Eléonore 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’s lives in a positive way, Eléonore 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.

Lawyer

Hector Valero

Born in Valencia, Spain, he started a Double Degree in French and Spanish Law between the Universitat de Valencia and the Université 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.

Legal Trainee

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.

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French services are provided in the context of a collaboration between Lexidy France, Ms. Eleonore Tavares, and Ms. Yuliana Colorado, lawyers registered in France.

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