You are a social representative residing abroad and you want to obtain a long-stay visa for talent passport social representative to continue your professional activity as a social representative in France?
What is a long-stay visa for talent passport social representative?
The multi-year residence permit for talent passport social representative was created to simplify the installation in France of foreign social representatives who wish to contribute to the economic attractiveness of France.
The foreigner who has a long-stay visa for talent passport social representative can, within 2 months of his arrival in France, apply for a multi-year residence permit.
What are the advantages of a long-stay visa for talent passport social representative?
The multi-year residence permit for talent passport social representative will allow its holder to stay continuously for 4 years from his arrival in France. Before the end of the validity of this residence permit, its holder has the possibility of applying for the renewal of his residence permit if his mission in France continues.
The holder of a talent passport social representative residence permit may, if applicable, be accompanied by his family who will benefit from a multi-year residence permit of the same duration.
The holder of a talent passport social representative visa and his family must, within two months following their arrival in France, apply to the prefecture of their place of residence for the multi-year residence permit. The validity period of the residence permit is identical to the duration of the hosting agreement, up to a maximum of four years.
What are the essential conditions for applying for a talent passport social representative visa?
• The foreigner has a work experience as an employee or social representative in an establishment or company of the same group for at least 3 months; • The foreigner must hold a mandate that allows him to occupy the position of legal representative on French territory for this establishment; • The applicant must have resources, mainly from his activity, for the intended stay period, for an amount of at least 3 times the legal minimum wage in France for a full-time job.
If the applicant meets all the required conditions, he may be issued a talent passport visa with the mention “social representative”.
What are the grounds for refusal of a talent passport social representative VLS/TS?
The consular authority may refuse the application for a talent passport social representative visa. As an indication: • The non-authentic character of the requested documents • When specific conditions necessary for the visa application are not met; • The threat to public order (e.g. in case of conviction in France) • etc.
How to contest a refusal of a talent passport social representative VLS/TS?
Appeals against the refusal of a talent passport social representative VLS/TS can be made at two levels. A gracious or hierarchical administrative appeal and/or a contentious appeal to the competent administrative court.