Visa-free entry and travel across the Schengen
A possibility to stay and reside directly in France
In 5 years one can obtain a 10 year Carte de sejour which in fact is permanent residency
A possibility to obtain the citizenship of France after 10 years of permanent residence in France
No requirement to permanently reside in France
Social and political security
Normally, the process takes up to 2 months. Investors must meet the following criteria:
Be older than 18
Qualify for the program
Have a special D type visa issued by the consulate of France at the place of residence
Have real estate in France (rent or ownership)
Have at least € 15,600 on a bank account
Have a steady and regular income to support oneself and one’s dependents
Have a health insurance contract for each applicant
Children under the age of 18
We’ll cover the following information:
Rent or purchase without restrictions on the value of real estate
€ 15,600 – a minimum amount of funds in a bank account in France or any other bank or;
€ 1,300 – income per month for each listed in the application
The total cost of obtaining a residency depends on the investment option, number and age of applicants, as well as the selected package of services. Fill out the form and within 10 minutes you will receive an individual cost calculation + comparison with other programs.
Our expert who has worked with more than 280 cases in Europe will consult you. He’ll describe all the peculiarities of the France residency by investment program, its advantages and disadvantages, and tell you about similar cases from his practice.
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You pay only after your case is approved and you’ve obtained your residency. Payment can also be made through world-renowned escrow agents. In this case, all funds shall be kept on the agent’s account until you receive residency.
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Apart from obtaining a residency, we can help you get a driver’s license, registration address (utility bill), local telephone number. We can also help you open a bank account and register a company.
We receive Police Certificates, fill out government forms, arrange notarization, translation and apostilization of all the necessary documents. Our partner in the country controls the process over there. Your participation is kept to a minimum: you only provide the original documents, make the necessary payments and submit biometrics.
Our lawyers are based both in the CIS countries and in the countries where we apply for citizenship and residency.
We start working on a case only if we 100% sure we can help a client to obtain citizenship or residency. For this purpose, we conduct a preliminary background check (due diligence), submit a report and our recommendations. Only after that we sign the contract and proceed with the case.
In order to implement the post-paid service mechanism, we have perfectly adjusted our internal processes. Our goal is to provide the service within the shortest possible time and with a successful result, because only in this case we will get our service fees. On the average, preparation of documents takes from 5 to 25 days.
We have extensive experience and honestly talk about both successful cases and difficult situations in our blog. We do not recommend programs that do not function well (for example, in Bulgaria), or offer overvalued real estate to obtain citizenship (most of the projects on the islands).
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Children younger than 18;
Former spouse cannot obtain residence permit;
A marriage certificate from a third country may be provided.
The documents confirming financial dependence shall be provided. For children - a certificate from the place of study.
No, in this case, they do not fall under the category of dependents.
Residence permit is issued for 1 year with its subsequent renewal for the same period (children younger than 18 years old receive a 5-year card). After holding a residence permit for a 5-year period a Carte de sejour (permanent residence) is granted. After 10 years of permanent residence, the citizenship may be obtained.
Yes, all applicants must make at least 1 entry to France in order to submit documents.
After entering the country, applicants are waiting for an invitation from OFFI (the timeframe for receiving an invitation can be up to 3 months). You cannot leave the country while waiting for an invitation.
In order to comply with the conditions of the residence permit program of France, applicants do not need to move to France or stay there for a certain number of days a year;
Knowledge of language is not required.
Yes, a 10-year permanent residence, knowledge of French and tax residency status are required to obtain a passport.
After 10 years of permanent residence, the citizenship may be obtained (apart from a 10-year Carte de sejour it is required to have tax residency status and knowledge of French).
All documents are sent by mail.
Issuance of a residence permit (per each applicant) - € 180 (in the first year);
Extension of residence permit (per each applicant) - € 266 (from the second year);
+ Consular fee for issuance of the card (per each applicant) - € 100;
+ Medical insurance contract (per each applicant) - from € 300.
Visa-free travel to Schengen countries.
Up to 90 days per half-year period.
No, a work permit is required.
No visa is required (one must register in electronic systems - eTA in Canada and ESTA in the USA).
Canada - 6 months a year without a visa, registration in eTA is required in case of arrival by plane);
USA - up to 90 days without a visa (ESTA);
UK - 6 months a year without a visa.
Confirmation of employment and/or ownership of business is required.
certificate of employment indicating the duration of work, position and salary/bonuses;
Copies of tax returns;
Certificate of state registration;
Company registration documents;
Company's financial report;
If the capital is accumulated through certain transactions - the sale of property, inheritance, gift - supporting documents are needed; One or several documents may be provided (the list is agreed upon when preparing the case).
No. Money should be transferred from the applicant’s personal account only.
No. Availability of documented income is required - at least € 15,600 on an account in France or any other country.
So far there is no such possibility.
Tax resident status is assigned only to those who stay in the country for more than six months. If an investor is still interested in obtaining the status of a tax resident of France, he will need to prove that he spends at least 183 days per year in a country.
There are no requirements to cost and location; however, it is preferable to choose a property on a “1 room per 1 applicant” basis.
To maintain the status, permanent ownership of real estate is required.
You are free to choose any object for investment.
The real estate lease or sale contract.
The lease or sale of real estate.
Up to two months plus waiting for an invitation from OFFI (the timeframe for receiving an invitation can be up to 3 months).
Refusal in grant of a residence permit.
The current status can be revoked if the beneficiary committed a serious crime.
- provision of false information;
- availability of a criminal record or pending criminal proceedings in any country of the world;
- posing a potential threat to public order, national security or the reputation of France.
French passport is ranked 3th (out of 106), according to the 2018 rating of passports for freedom of movement.
GDP in 2011 - $ 2,583 bln. (increased by 4.75% compared to $ 2,466 bn in 2010);
The population in 2018 is 65 349 354 people;
The capital is Paris;
Sectors of the economy - industry, agriculture, winemaking, energy and mining, trade and services, tourism;
Doing Business 2017 ranking - ranked 31 out of 190, according to the ease of doing business.