Retirement & Passive Income Visas in France

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Service Details

Retirement & Passive Income Visas

Available in the following locations: Paris

* If your local town is not listed, a lawyer from our nearest office will be happy to assist you.

Who Is This Service For?

This visa - known in France as the 'Long Stay' visa - meaning it is not a valid visa if you wish to be able to work in France, can nevertheless be a very interesting option for non-EU – including British citizens (post-Brexit) – who wish to reside in France.

You can request a 'long stay' visa initially valid for up to one year, renewable.

Requirements

You must be able to demonstrate that you have sufficient financial resources for you and your family. The criteria are vague, but an income of €2,500 per month should be sufficient income for your upkeep. This can be from pensions, rental property income or investment income.

Applicants must have a suitable property for use as their personal residence in France - either rented or purchased.It is also necessary to have suitable and sufficient private health insurance.

The visa duration is for one year initially. If you plan to stay longer, you can then apply for a carte de séjour which is a residency card renewable yearly. Once you have spent 5 years as a resident of France, and you continue to comply with all of the requirements, you may apply for a carte de resident which is a permanent residency card which is valid for 10 years, renewable.

 

What Does This Service Consist Of?

  • Advice and assistance from an experienced immigration lawyer to ensure the applicant has the required documentation and information
  • Complete the application request on your behalf
  • Assistance with arranging approved health insurance
  • Arrange for payment of administrative fee
  • Accompany the applicant to the appointment with the relevant government department to collect the visa once approved
  • Accompany the applicant to collect you residency card(s)
  • Assist with renewal of the visa when necessary (billed separately, as required)

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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