Long stay work visa

How to get a work permit :

1. A contract is signed between an employer in France and an employee.

2. The prospective employer files an application for a work permit with the Regional Department of Work and Employment (Direction régionale des entreprises, de la concurrence, de la consommation du travail et de l’emploi DIRECCTE), to obtain an approval for a work permit.

4. Once approved, this document is forwarded by the DIRECCTE to the French office in charge of International Migrations (Office français de l’immigration et de l’intégration OFII). Once approved, the OFII will inform the employer and forward the approval to the French Consulate in the employee’s country of residence.

5. Upon reception, the employee will be contacted and asked to take an appointment to apply for its visa by following the list of requirements relevant to the working visa.

List of documents

- Two long stay visa application forms duly completed, dated and signed ;

- Passport (valid for the full duration of validity of the visa) ;

- Two photographs meeting requirements ;

- Contract approved by the DIRECCTE send by the OFII.

- DIRECCTE : www.direccte.gouv.fr
- OFII : www.ofii.fr

Dernière modification : 26/02/2019

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