France: Residence permit by opening a company

Starting a company in France allows entrepreneurs to legally live in the country, work for themselves, attract investments, and obtain permanent residency. We will assist with the paperwork and help you get the residence permit

Escort Price:From 90 $
  • Residence permit for 4 years and the possibility of obtaining a permanent residence permit after 5 years.

  • Businesses don't necessarily have to be innovative. 

  • Ability to work for other companies in parallel with running your own business.

  • Easy filing and quick project decision.

About country

  • Housing rental cost

    For a one-room apartment without utilities according to Numbeo data 

    ≈ 750 $
  • The cost of living

    For 1 person excluding rent according to Numbeo data

    ≈ 1030 $
  • Standard of living

    According to Numbeo

     

    Good
Housing rental cost

For a one-room apartment without utilities according to Numbeo data 

≈ 750 $
The cost of living

For 1 person excluding rent according to Numbeo data

≈ 1030 $
Standard of living

According to Numbeo

 

Good

About programm

Who is suitable for

This residence permit is suitable for entrepreneurs who already have an innovative business in operation, which they are ready to relocate without the help of an incubator, but with the investment of their funds in France.

What you get

Residence permit for 4 years and the possibility of obtaining a residence permit after 5 years.

Conditions for obtaining a visa

  • Having enough money in the company account
  • Having a real business plan for the creation and development of a French company
  • Proof of sufficient work experience to run the business.
  • Proof of clients, at least contracts with two clients, preferably letters of recommendation.

What kind of income do you need to prove?

It is necessary to confirm the availability of funds in the account, which you can transfer to the company's account and use for the initial development of the project:

 

€ 30 000
per 1 person

Where do I apply?

You can apply from your country of citizenship or residency, i.e. the country where you have a residence permit.

Duties/State fees

  • € 355
    state fees
  • € 200
    translation of documents

The stages of obtaining a residence permit with us

  • 1 stage

    Preparation of business project and financial model

    1 month

    We will help you develop a detailed business plan and financial model that will emphasize your company's potential and its benefits to the French economy.

  • 2 stage

    Conclusion of a contract with a law firm

    1-2 weeks

    We will help you to open an escrow account with the lawyers' cash settlement office (CARPA) into which you will have to transfer the initial €30,000.

  • 3 stage

    Submitting an application to DRIEETS

    1-2 months

    We apply to the French Ministry of Economy, paying attention to every detail of your business plan and financial model.

  • 4 stage

    Obtaining a long-term visa

    1-2 months

    After receiving approval from the ministry, we submit all the documents for your national D visa.

  • 5 stage

    Arrival in France and application for residence permit

    1-4 months

    Once you arrive in France, you will need to find a place to live and sign a rental agreement, which is a prerequisite for applying for a residence permit. This period usually takes between one and four months.

  • 6 stage

    Applying for and obtaining a residence permit

    1-4 months

    Applying for a residence permit, waiting for a decision and then receiving a residence permit.

Services

  • Obtaining a Residence Permit with Full Support

      60 min consultation

      We will consult with an expert to understand your needs and develop a relocation plan.

      We will prepare all the necessary documents for filing. 

      We will help with preparation for the application, interviews and any official procedures.

      We will be there for you during the whole process of obtaining a visa or residence permit to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

      We will help with preparations for relocation, including advice on how to adapt to the new country

      Our experts will always be available to answer any questions you may have.

  • Consultation with a expert

      30 min — $90 / 60 min — $130.

      We will consult with a tax expert or strategize your move.

      We will discuss what documents you will need to move.

      You can ask questions about choosing the country that is best for you.

      Consider all the possible risks of moving to minimize them.

      Share tips on cultural adaptation and integration into the social and business life of the new country.

Obtaining a Residence Permit with Full Support

    60 min consultation

    We will consult with an expert to understand your needs and develop a relocation plan.

    We will prepare all the necessary documents for filing. 

    We will help with preparation for the application, interviews and any official procedures.

      We will be there for you during the whole process of obtaining a visa or residence permit to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

      We will help with preparations for relocation, including advice on how to adapt to the new country

      Our experts will always be available to answer any questions you may have.

Consultation with a expert

    30 min — $90 / 60 min — $130.

    We will consult with a tax expert or strategize your move.

    We will discuss what documents you will need to move.

    You can ask questions about choosing the country that is best for you.

      Consider all the possible risks of moving to minimize them.

      Share tips on cultural adaptation and integration into the social and business life of the new country.

Stages of moving

  • Stage 1

    Program selection and payment

    If you already know where you want to move to, just choose and pay for the “Turnkey Relocation” service. If you are still in doubt, our experts will help you find the best solution in a consultation.

    Booking an appointment with experts

    After paying for the service, choose a convenient time to meet with our expert. We will send you a questionnaire to fill out before the meeting.

    First meeting with the experts

    At the first meeting we will discuss your situation and together we will determine the best strategy for your move.

  • Stage 2

    Collection and preparation of documents

    We collect and prepare all necessary documents for filing.

    Business plan development

    If you are applying for a startup visa, our experts will prepare a business plan for you. We will make sure to coordinate it with you and prepare you for the presentation.

    Submission of documents

    We submit your set of documents to the relevant authorities for review.

  • Stage 3

    Getting a result and making an appeal

    We have a high approval rate, but if you get a denial, we will appeal and do everything we can to get a positive result.

    Support every step of the way

    We're always available on chat, ready to answer your questions and help you every step of the way. Additional video appointments can be scheduled if needed.

We make relocation
easier and safer

  • Up-to-date information

    We keep up with news, trends and foreign legislation to provide you with only new and verified information.

  • We're trusted

    We've helped 300+ specialists relocate
    to a new country. 9 out of 10 of our clients get visa or residence permit approval.

  • Consultation and strategy

    For the independent, we offer paid consultations with our experts. You will receive a detailed moving strategy so that you can confidently handle the process yourself.

  • Quality and transparency of the process

    Our lawyers will help you gather all the necessary documents and submit your visa or residence permit application. You will be informed about every step and decision.

  • Large selection of immigration programs

    More than 10 EU relocation options for remote workers, freelancers and entrepreneurs.

  • Expertise and individual approach

    We will choose the country and program for relocation, based on your capabilities and needs. A personal manager works with each client.

Resetly — fast and caring service

  • DashaSenior Product Manager

    My story may sound familiar. I lived in Finland for three years, but over time I realized that it was not my place. I needed a change. That's where the Resetly team came to the rescue. They consulted with me and helped me choose the best option for moving. Spain was the perfect choice. The Resetly staff made the whole process quick and stress-free, they were always in touch, helping and explaining details. Today I am grateful to Resetly for their professionalism and support. While living in Spain, in the Basque country, I realized that I had found my place and my home. It was not just a move, it was a real life transformation. And maybe my experience will be the little push that will inspire others to make bold changes.

  • EliseyStartup founder

    A couple of months ago, I started researching how to move to Spain with my company. I contacted the Resetly team, and we discussed the overall strategy for my case. The guys helped me prepare documents and a business plan. They really know what they're doing, so I highly recommend working with them.

  • MaximPPC specialist

    I decided to move to Spain on a Digital Nomad visa. I contacted Resetly for advice on my relocation strategy. I wanted to know what documents to gather, what to submit to ease my anxiety. Got a step by step plan to do everything on my own. Guys gave details for filing, deadlines that you can't find online. Sent helpful relocation guides, contacts for renting real estate, opening a bank account and co-working spaces. Everything you need in a new place. After the consultation, I have a detailed plan that I can follow on my own. Recommend. The guys are great to work with, thank you very much, now I am closer to my goal.

  • ArinaSenior Influencer Marketing

    Recently I was thinking about moving to France. I decided to do it on my own, without agencies, and turned to Resetly service for a detailed plan. I had a lot of questions about the process, my chances and the necessary documents. The guys answered all of them. And also France has a complicated taxation system, but they helped me to understand and choose the right option. They also sent useful material about accounts, renting real estate and co-working spaces. I am very satisfied and recommend this service.

  • PaulCMO and co-founder startup

    The most important thing for me was the transparency of conditions, clarity and speed of obtaining a visa.

    Thank you very much to the guys, they answered any questions and were always on the phone

  • AlexanderEntrepreneur

    Really help to bring that much needed peace of mind to all the issues related to residence permits and relocation in general. Not once during the process of interaction did I have a feeling of uncertainty or insecurity.
    Even after the main issues have been resolved, the speed of answers and attitude remains the same: ready to advise with a pure heart, I think it is almost impossible to find an alternative with the same approach

  • MaximIT-specialist

    I want to express my gratitude to the team for their invaluable support. From my first steps in Turkey and now in Spain - I have always been able to count on their help. Thanks to the Resetly.io service, I now have a Digital Nomad Spanish residence permit. The team is constantly in touch and supports me every step of the way, clearly explaining what documents are needed and when. They really do a great job. Thank you so much!

  • AlinaDigital Nomad

    This is a very cool opportunity if you need to get a residence permit in no time, I recommend it.

    The guys work very fast, thank you!

  • Our clients
    about your moving service

    Arina MelnikovaSenior Influencer Marketing
    EliseyStartup founder

    Answers
    to questions

    • What documents will I need?

      The list of documents depends on the relocation program. At the first stage of work, we will provide you with a detailed list of necessary documents.

    • How payment is made?

      Payment for services shall be made in the format of 100% prepayment.

    • Is there a guarantee of relocation?

      The likelihood of approval depends on a variety of factors, including the exact program requirements, the quality of the documents submitted, the embassy interview, and even the individual decisions of the decision makers.

      While we cannot guarantee results, we do guarantee that we will do our best to prepare your documents to the highest standard. Trust us - we are committed to maximizing the outcome for your successful relocation.

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