France Immigration Update – March 2021
Partner Contribution - APRO Consulting
Despite the pandemic, France continues to make efforts to attract investors and qualified immigrants.
Even though France has strict travel restrictions currently in place, most foreign persons considered as company representatives who have power of attorney to represent a French or foreign corporate entity are still welcome as newcomers.
The above also applies to highly skilled professionals and to some employees covered by French intracompany immigration regulations.
The above persons should have applied for long stay (greater than 3 months) “Talent Passport” visas which are still being processed by French consulates outside of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and the Vatican.
Accompanying married spouses and children under 18 years of age are also covered by the “Talent Passport” conditions and are thus permitted to enter France.
It is important to emphasise that all nationalities are still subject to health controls.