Employ Candidates Compliantly in France

Get Express Quote
  1. Overview: France
  2. Global HR Compliance
  3. Global PEO and payroll
  4. Visa, work permit & immigration support
  5. Contractor vs. employee: which is better?
Other counrtries

Visa, work permit & immigration support in France

In order to improve their international image, companies from around the world seek opportunities to expand sales operations and promote their brands across developed economies like France. Because of the strong competition during such processes, business integration into the potential markets involves the best talents.

If you plan to hire or assign professional expatriates to work for your company in France, without the cost of establishing your own business subsidiary, Acumen International will provide a work permit sponsorship and immigration support for you to easier achieve your goals. We will take on the responsibility of obtaining visa and work permit to employ your expatriate personnel locally, leaving you space for business development and performance.

Way to benefit from our work permit & immigration support during expat employment:

  1. For a long-term expats employment with full legal compliance in France
  2. As a temporary solution prior to establishing your own branch in France

Solution for global mobility of expats in France

Acumen International assisted a great variety of companies like yours in taking their first steps toward international growth through employment compliantly with no risk of disruption. We have transformed the complicated and burdensome immigration procedure into a practical solution, specifically designed to tailor the needs of your global mobility program.

Within many years of experience in global immigration support, we offer a comprehensive solution to ensure that the international employees get their work permits throughout a standard duration of the immigration service. Below are the timeline requirements for getting a work permit in France.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

French employment authorities (DIRECCTE) mandatory to process working visa appointment within a period of two months after a full application submitted.


Major steps to get a work permit in France

  1. Labor Market Test
  2. Work Permit Application
  3. Long-stay Visa Application
  4. Entry to France
  5. Work Permit Application
  6. Immigration Medical & Confirmation of Long-stay Visa/Residence Permit

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in France.


Documents for work permit in France, main applicant

Name Notes
A written explanation of the employee’s role i.e. reasons for recruiting For employer
Completed work permit application form An employee lives outside France: Cerfa no. 15187*01 in four copies
An employee is already residing in France: Cerfa no. 15186*02 in four copies
Actual extract of the commercial registration of the legal entity, sole proprietor, licensee Tax notice – for private individuals
Copy of Passport or National ID Valid for the whole period of the planned stay
Copy of the residence permit In the case of French residence
Proof of Education/Qualifications Evidence of relevant qualifications, experience, and skills for the role (diploma, certificates, references) translated
into French.
Proof of application for registration in the French Social Security system So-called “Régime général”
Resume/CV/cover letter Proof of the professional experience suiting present position and responsibilities
2 standard Passport Photographs 3.5cm x 4.5cm, in color, with a white background.
National Visa Application Form Copy of residence permit whether obtained before; national visa application form if submitting for the first time
Valid Passport With at least three blanked pages, good condition
Evidence of Residential Address in France Showing the applicant’s full name, document (electricity invoice, landline/internet invoice, receipt for the payment of the rent if issued by an agency) must be less than 3 months old

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in France without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in France.

Ready to Get Started?
Get Express Quote