The French government has announced that they are now accepting Talent Passport residence permit applications through the country’s new online portal as of May 25.

Key Points: 

  • Under a change that took effect May 25, individuals are able to submit both initial and renewal Talent Passport applications online.
  • Individuals will be able to submit applications online for the subcategory “Talent Passport Artist and family” on June 7.

Additional Information: Once filed, the application is processed by the French administration and the applicant will receive a SMS message when the Talent Passport is ready to be picked up.

BAL Analysis: The ability to submit “Talent Passport” residence permits on the new portal is a welcome development. The platform is designed to save applicants time by making it easier to submit certain information only once in the application process. BAL continues to monitor the introduction of the online portal and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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