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How to get a visa to work in Paris, France

Here is all the information you need to apply for a visa in order to work in France. You can learn more on how to find a job in Paris!


Do I need a visa in order to work in France?


Working in France for European citizens

A visa or an authorization to work is not required if you are a citizen from one of the following countries:

Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia;  Liechtenstein ; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Netherlands ; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom.


Visas for France


Working in France - Other countries

For all other countries (not listed above), you definitively need a visa to come and work in France.


What kind of visa do I need to work in France with Speaking-Agency?

To join Speaking-Agency, please ensure that your visa legally allows you to work in the country.


Here is a list of visas that allow you to work in France:

- Student visa
- Visa “vie privée et familiale”
- Carte de resident
- Working Holiday visa (Only available for citizens from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Hong-Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, Chili)   


Please be aware that Speaking-Agency cannot sponsor employees to get nor extend a visa.


Some visas that do not allow you to work with Speaking-Agency:

- Au pair
- Salarié
- Stagiaire
- Travailleur temporaire
- Tourist / Visiteur



Important: Expiry date of your visa

Once your visa has expired, you cannot work nor stay in France. Please remember to check your visa expiry date. If you need to renew it, remember that it takes at least 2 months, so plan ahead to avoid disappointment.

If you remain on French territory after your visa has expired, you risk having to pay a fine or being reported when leaving the country. The consulate/embassy will then consider your stay in France as illegal, and subsequent visa applications might be refused.



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