THE FRENCH TECH VISA, A NEW PROCEDURE FOR INTERNATIONAL TALENTS
France’s Minister of State for Digital Affairs announced the launch of this new initiative on Monday 18th during the Demo Day of International Start-ups of the French Tech Ticket program. This event was dedicated to the presentation of the French Tech Ticket Season 2 winners.
What is French Tech Ticket ? It is a one year acceleration program by the French government to help talented and entrepreneurial individuals from all around the world to set up and develop their startup in France. In 2017, 180 entrepreneurs will be welcomed various French cities in 41 diferent incubators! The program also facilitate the winners venue to France. In addition was created “Passport Talent” in autumn 2016, which is a residence permit facilitator created to legally facilitate foreign workers and entrepreneurs stay in France.
The French Tech Visa becomes a complementary program: Visa would be valid for four years on a renewable basis, and covers the spouse of the main applicant. No work permit is required. Talents will therefore benefit from a fast-track procedure. Numbers of granted visa for employees is not set ye and could increase with time. Be one of them!
FRANCE IS DEFINITELY READY TO WELCOME TALENTS
This is definitely a great news for international tech talents wanting to work in France! French startups growth is supported at the highest level. Initative meant to bring down potential administrative obstacles for international talents are multiplying. “This procedure shows the world that France is open-minded, and that we also consider we have a lot to learn from the world” said the French President during French Tech Ticket Demo Day. “We have the responsability to create a positive environment for the circulation of talents but also to share our innovations with the world!”.
Now, international talents, we are waiting for you, apply here soon!