Professional purpose

Engaging in a professional activity in France is subject to different formalities depending on your situation, whether you are self-employed, an employee, your business and the length of your stay.

As a self-employed person, you can:

As an employee, you can:

Important: Certain professions (doctors, teachers, etc.) must meet certain conditions before they can engage in their activity.

If you are developing France’s economic attractiveness as an employee or a self-employed person i.e. an "international talent", you can also arrange for your family to accompany you for a long stay in France.

Special and more favourable provisions are in place for young employees.

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