France Talent Passport – Startup Founder


  • 4 years renewable Residence Card
  • Dependents: spouse & children under 18 are included
  • Right to work and study in France
  • No English or French Language requirement
  • No private medical insurance needed
  • Right to travel in and out of France for 4 years
  • Free mobility within 26 Schengen States for up to 3 months for every 6-month period
  • Free mobility to French overseas territories
  • Right to seek Permanent Resident and/or Citizenship after 5 years
  • Access to Public Education & Healthcare System
  • Fast track processing time


  • Must show financial resources equal to French annual minimum wage
  • Create an innovate startup project
  • Must be selected by a designated Incubator in France
  • Must be approved by relevant Government Agency
  • Incorporate a legal entity
  • Residency requirements: on a case by case basis
  • Main applicant: shall be aged 18
  • No criminal record


  • Incubation investment of EUR 195,000 for a 4-year incubation period; or
  • Incubation investment of EUR 165,000 for a 2-year incubation period;
  • The incubation investment must include EUR 30,000 dedicated to Research & Development of the startup idea to be implemented in France
  • Comply with commitments set in the approved Startup Business Plan


  • Eligibility assessment and selection by the incubator
  • Secure the commitment letter from the designated incubator
  • Secure the letter of acceptance from Government Agency
  • Submit application to the competent French Consular services.
  • Processing time: 30-70 days
  • Upon application’s approval, applicant & dependents are granted with a 3-month long stay visa
  • Applicant & dependents shall enter France within such period
  • Competent Prefecture issues the Passport Talent Passport Talent is granted for a duration of 4 years renewable