The French government has amended the eligibility requirements for the “Talent Passport – New Business” application.

Key Points:

  • As of Sept. 24, individuals must submit a request to the Ministry of the Economy for an evaluation on the real and serious nature of the business creation project before applying for the “Talent Passport – New Business” visa or residence permit.
  • To be eligible for the “Talent Passport – New Business” visa or residence permit, applicants must have:
    • A master’s degree, educational equivalent to a master’s degree or at least five years of related work experience.
    • A real and serious business creation plan to form a profitable business in France.
    • An investment of 30,000 euros in the planned business.

Additional Information: More information regarding the “Talent Passport – New Business” visa or residence permit can be found here.

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