French Residence Permit

European residence permit without major investment

The opportunity to live and study in the EU

EU citizenship in 5 years

European residence permit without major investment

The opportunity to live and study in the EU

EU citizenship in 5 years

Benefits of French Residence Permit

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Visa-free entry

to the EU and the Schengen area countries

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Fast application processing

within 3 months

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Access to EU banking system

the right to open and service accounts in reliable class A EU banks

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Business opportunities

expansion, entry into the international market, filing a company in France allows you to renew a residence permit via a business for the whole family

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Return on Investment

option to buy a real estate property with potential of passive income, and the prospect of selling assets in 5 years

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The clear path to EU citizenship in 5 years

for investors who have been in France for 5 years and have filed tax returns for the last two years

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No restrictions on dual citizenship

there is no need to renounce your existing citizenship in the future when obtaining French passport

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Residence permit for the whole family

main applicant's family members (spouse, financially dependent parents and children) can apply for a residence permit as part of family reunion

When to Choose French Residency

When you need a practical and fast access to France and the EU

When you want to explore opportunities in Europe

When you plan an investment with cryptocurrency or fiat

When you consider European citizenship for the entire family

How to Get French Residence Permit

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Detailed step-by-step process

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Requirements for all eligible applicants

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Required documents for each step of the program

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Answers to frequently asked questions

French Residence Permit

French Residence Permit Requirements

Investment options:

Purchasing or leasing a property in France for a period of one year for any amount;

additionally, proof of €36,000 in a bank account; and proof of passive income of €3,000 or more per month.

"The Land of Art and Romance"

France occupies almost 1/5 of the European Union. With its majestic architecture, medieval castles, fine art, world-renowned wines, mountains, and the mesmerizing views of the Mediterranean Sea, France is a true paradise. As for economic development, France ranks second in the EU after Germany and is among the ten most stable economies in the world. Many global citizens aspire to have access to a "freedom, equality, and fraternity" society.

French Residence Permit Timeline

Officially published timeline

1-2 months

Real timeline, based on our practical experience

2-3 months

French Residence Permit Strength

 of passports

Visa-free

travel to the Schengen area countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

the US

Canada

Australia

Visa-free

countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

the US

Canada

Australia

Visa-free

countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

the US

Canada

Australia

Visa-free

countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

the US

Canada

Australia

French Residence Permit Strength

Visa-free

travel to the Schengen area countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

the US

Canada

Australia

Why Work with Golden Harbors?

Tested by time: years of learning and working across the industries and global mobility solutions. Our team learned all the nuances and possible pitfalls and will help you to avoid them

We take care of the paperwork and handle all the interactions with counterparties while you enjoy your everyday comfort. You still keep the remote control over each step.

Convenient team structure: our team is located in both the U.S. and Europe so we have the best coverage to assist you.

We take preparation seriously: planning, due diligence, and data cross-checks minimize the risk of rejection. We only work with vetted and government-licensed partners in France.

Tested by time:

years of learning and working across industries and global mobility solutions. Our team has learned all the nuances and possible pitfalls and will help you avoid them

Convenient team structure:

our team is located in both the U.S. and Europe so we have the best coverage to assist you

We take preparation seriously:

planning, due diligence, and data cross-checks minimize the risk of rejection. We only work with vetted and government-licensed partners in France

We take care of the paperwork:

and handle all the interactions with counter-parties while you enjoy your everyday comforts. You still keep the remote control over each step

French Residence Permit Steps

Enter your estimated application start date and get a clear timetable for each step

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Sign a service agreement, fill out application forms, and pay the initial service and due diligence fees.

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Sign a service agreement, fill out application forms, and pay the initial service and due diligence fees.

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we prepare the documents required for submission to the French Embassy and the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII)

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real estate property purchase or lease in France.

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registration for a national visa "visiteur" at the Embassy of France.

Up to 14 days

visit France to register documents in OFII and register your residence permit.

French Residence Permit FAQ

Do you have to live in France and file for tax resident status in order to keep your residence permit or get it renewed?
Do you need to pass a French language knowledge exam to get a residence permit?
What is the validity period of the residence permit card?
Can I use any address to extend my residence permit?
What are the costs of buying a property in France?

French Residence Permit Consultation

Every client is unique

Every case requires an individual approach and solution. Our years of experience in the industry allow us to provide both.

We will answer all your questions and provide detailed information about the available second passport and residency programs to help you make the right choice.

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Lead Attorney at Golden Harbors

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Lead Attorney at Golden Harbors

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