Skilled residence permit - Innovative economic project

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Talent Migration


The applicant will be issued with a long-stay visa bearing the statement “passeport talent” “projet économique innovant” (Skilled residence permit - Innovative economic project). In the two months following your arrival in France, you can apply for a multi-year residence permit. The maximum period of validity is four years.

If the duration of your stay is less than twelve months, you will be issued with a long-stay visa. equivalent to a (VLS/TS) residence permit. bearing the statement “passeport talent” (with no other statement). You must validate it within the three months following your arrival in France.



48 months



84 Month(s)





P. Residency

60 Month(s)


Processing time

8 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Skilled residence permit - Innovative economic project?

3 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must justify the innovative economic project that will be developed in France.
  • Applicant project will have to be recognized beforehand by a public body.
  • Applicant must have sufficient means of subsistence i.e. at least corresponding to the equivalent of the minimum legal wage in France for a full-time worker.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Skilled residence permit - Innovative economic project?

7 Document Required

  • CERFA form n°14076*01 or 14571*05, duly completed, dated and signed.
  • ID photographs (2).
  • If you are not a national of your country of residence, please provide proof of your legal residency in this country (e.g. residence permit, etc.).
  • Travel document, valid for at least three months after the planned date of return.
  • Notification document from the public body.
  • Proof of personal funds to meet needs in France.
  • To prepare your application, contact your competent embassy or consulate.

Talent Migration data for France

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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