The "Passeport Talent" visa and permit

If you have a work project, the renewable “Passeport Talent” can allow you to carry out the professional activity of your choice in connection with your project.

The “passeport talent” visa and permit can be granted for a period of 1 to 4 years depending on the category and the applicant’s project.

If you live in New Zealand, Western Samoa or Cook Islands, you may lodge an application at the Consulate of France in Wellington. The decision to grant this visa and permit is up to the diplomatic or consular authorities.

Your family members (spouse and dependants) can be granted a Passeport talent – family member permit. This permit entitles the spouse to work in France.

To apply under the categories listed below, you will need to provide the documents listed for that category

1. Skilled recent graduate

a. Qualified employee
- Completed and signed long stay visa application form

- one recent passport photograph

- Passport that has at least one page free for the visa stamp and a photocopy of it

- A pre-paid courier envelope with a tracking number and with the applicant’s address provided for return of passport

- Long stay visa fees. Please note that visa fees must be paid in cash in person.

- Copy of the diploma (minimum master or equivalent, or level 1 diploma recognized by the high school conference ) gained less than one year ago

- Work contract (valid for more than 3 months, with an employer established in France, and with an annual salary over twice the minimum wages, called called the SMIC )

- Cerfa n°15187*01

- Up to date “K-Bis” certificate (equivalent of the NZ company extract)

- URSSAF Certificate that the company is up to date with its employees social taxes

b. Employee of an innovative company
- Completed and signed long stay visa application form

- one recent passport photograph

- Passport that has at least one page free for the visa stamp and a photocopy of it

- A pre-paid courier envelope with a tracking number and with the applicant’s address provided for return of passport

- Long stay visa fees. Please note that visa fees must be paid in cash in person (no EFTPOS payment available).

- Work contract (valid for more than 3 months, with an employer classified “Jeune entreprise innovante” or JEI – young innovative company, and with an annual salary over twice the minimum wages called SMIC)

- Any document showing the direct link between the applicant’s job and the company’s research and development goal

- Cerfa n°15187*01

- Up to date “K-Bis” certificate (equivalent of the NZ company extract)

- URSSAF Certificate that the company is up to date with its employees social taxes.

2. Highly skilled workers (Carte Bleue européenne | European Blue Card)

- Completed and signed long stay visa application form

- one recent passport photograph

- Passport that has at least one page free for the visa stamp and a photocopy of it

- A pre-paid courier envelope with a tracking number and with the applicant’s address provided for return of passport

- Long stay visa fees. Please note that visa fees must be paid in cash in person (no EFTPOS payment available).

- Copy of your diploma (at least 3 years of studies post high school) or evidence of at least 5 years of professional experience in the same field

- Copy of your work contract signed for 1 year or more with an employer based in France and with an annual salary over 1.5 the medium gross salary (€35,891 in 2016)

- Cerfa n°15187*01

- Up to date “K-Bis” certificate (equivalent of the NZ company extract)

- URSSAF Certificate that the company is up to date with its employees social taxes

- Any evidence showing the employee’s qualification and experience for the job (other diplomas, certificates of employment and training, curriculum vitae etc.).

3. Employee on secondment, with a French work contract

- Completed and signed long stay visa application form

- one recent passport photograph

- Passport that has at least one page free for the visa stamp and a photocopy of it

- A pre-paid courier envelope with a tracking number and with the applicant’s address provided for return of passport

- Long stay visa fees. Please note that visa fees must be paid in cash in person (no EFTPOS payment available).

- Work contract (with the France based company, and with an annual salary over 1.8 times the minimum wage, called the SMIC)

- Certificate of employment from the company based out of France specifying the length of service

- Job description and any other relevant documentation such as qualifications

- Cerfa n°15187*01

- Up to date “K-Bis” certificate (equivalent of the NZ company extract)

- URSSAF Certificate that the company is up to date with its employees social taxes.

4. Researchers

- Completed and signed long stay visa application form

- one recent passport photograph

- Passport that has at least one page free for the visa stamp and a photocopy of it

- A pre-paid courier envelope with a tracking number and with the applicant’s address provided for return of passport

- Long stay visa fees. Please note that visa fees must be paid in cash in person (no EFTPOS payment available).

- Completed Convention d’accueil: a contract between the applicant and a French university or scientific organisation, signed by the president or managing director of that university or organisation and authorised by the local Préfecture

- Copy of your diploma (Master’s equivalent or higher).

5. Business start-up

Please email us if you are thinking of applying for a passeport talent under this category.
Documents required include, but may not be limited to:
- Completed and signed long stay visa application form

- one recent passport photograph

- Passport that has at least one page free for the visa stamp and a photocopy of it

- A pre-paid courier envelope with a tracking number and with the applicant’s address provided for return of passport

- Long stay visa fees. Please note that visa fees must be paid in cash in person (no EFTPOS payment available).

6. Innovative economic project

- Completed and signed long stay visa application form

- one recent passport photograph

- Passport that has at least one page free for the visa stamp and a photocopy of it

- A pre-paid courier envelope with a tracking number and with the applicant’s address provided for return of passport

- Long stay visa fees. Please note that visa fees must be paid in cash in person (no EFTPOS payment available).

- Documents describing the project and specifically showing how your economic project is innovative

- Evidence that the project is supported by a public organization

- Proof of funds allowing the applicant and his family to live in France while starting up the project.

7. Investor

Please email us if you are thinking of applying for a passeport talent under this category.
Documents required include, but may not be limited to:
- Completed and signed long stay visa application form

- one recent passport photograph

- Passport that has at least one page free for the visa stamp and a photocopy of it

- A pre-paid courier envelope with a tracking number and with the applicant’s address provided for return of passport

- Long stay visa fees. Please note that visa fees must be paid in cash in person (no EFTPOS payment available).

8. Company representative

- Completed and signed long stay visa application form

- one recent passport photograph

- Passport that has at least one page free for the visa stamp and a photocopy of it

- A pre-paid courier envelope with a tracking number and with the applicant’s address provided for return of passport

- Long stay visa fees. Please note that visa fees must be paid in cash in person (no EFTPOS payment available).

- Evidence that the applicant is a legal representative for a company established in France

- Certificate of employment with the length of service and current salary.

9. Artist/Performer

- Completed and signed long stay visa application form

- one recent passport photograph

- Passport that has at least one page free for the visa stamp and a photocopy of it

- A pre-paid courier envelope with a tracking number and with the applicant’s address
provided for return of passport

- Long stay visa fees. Please note that visa fees must be paid in cash in person (no EFTPOS payment available).

a. If employed:
- One or several work contract (showing income and, when combined, at least 3 months working on a 12 months period and )

- Eventually, other financial evidences (grant, scholarship, personal savings…)

- Cerfa n°15187*01

- Up to date “K-Bis” certificate (equivalent of the NZ company extract)

- URSSAF Certificate that the company is up to date with its employees social taxes.

b. If self-employed :
- evidence of your status

- description of your project in France

- proof of income for your intended stay in France.

10. Person internationally or nationally renowned in their field: (science, literature, arts, education, sports, etc.)

- Completed and signed long stay visa application form

- one recent passport photograph

- Passport that has at least one page free for the visa stamp and a photocopy of it

- A pre-paid courier envelope with a tracking number and with the applicant’s address provided for return of passport

- Long stay visa fees. Please note that visa fees must be paid in cash in person (no EFTPOS payment available).

- Portfolio providing full details of the project (purpose, duration…) and illustrating its relevance and interest to France and to the applicant’s home country

- Any document pertaining to the applicant’s likelihood of completing the project

- Any document supporting the applicant’s fame or recognition by his/her pairs

- Full curriculum vitae

- A copy of your criminal record to be obtained from the new Zealand Ministry of Justice.
NB: Depending on the nature of the project, other documents may be required.

11. family member(s)

- Completed and signed long stay visa application form

- one recent passport photograph

- Passport that has at least one page free for the visa stamp and a photocopy of it

- A pre-paid courier envelope with a tracking number and with the applicant’s address provided for return of passport

- Long stay visa fees. Please note that visa fees must be paid in cash in person (no EFTPOS payment available).

- Official documents that provide evidence of links with the applicant of the passeport talent permit (marriage certificate for spouse and birth certificates for dependents).

Dernière modification : 16/06/2017

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