Working in France
This embassy draws the attention of visa applicants who seek to work in France on the recrudescence of online scams: fake job offers circulate via certain websites in order to extort money from the applicants by pretending to be French Embassy. Any foreigner wishing to enter France in order to take up an job must first obtain a work permit (also known as a work permit). It is to the future employer, established in France and who wishes to recruit, to make the first necessary steps with the French administration. This Embassy wishes also to stress that it never asks for any online payment and that its only visa subcontractor is VFS (https://visa.vfsglobal.com/lka/en/fra).
You are a foreign national. You want to come and work in France.
France wishes to improve the organisation of professional immigration by making it easier for you to access selected professions.
The arrangements described here are reserved for nationals of countries that do not belong to the European Union or the European Economic Area.
Depending on your personal situation, France is proposing different working permits:
The "Skills and Talents" permit
The "Salaried" and “Temporary Worker" permit ;
The “Employee on Assignment” permit ;
The “Employee on Assignment” card for senior managers or high-level executives ;
The “Seasonal Worker" permit ;
The "Scientific" permit;
N.B.: For the "Salaried”, “Temporary Worker”, “Employee on Assignment”, "Employee on Assignment for Senior Managers or Executives" and "Seasonal Worker" permits: your employer, based in France and wishing to recruit you, is responsible for carrying out the formalities with the ANAEM (Agence Nationale de l’Accueil des Étrangers et des Migrations (ANAEM).
- Professionnal Immigration Leaflet
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