Free Visa Assessment Which French Visa is Right for You? Are you a French or EU citizen? Do you want to work? How old are you? You should get an Au Pair (Stageaire familial) visa! What sounds most appealing to you? You should apply for TAPIF and teach English! What is your nationality? You can get a French-American Chamber of Commerce Temporary Work Visa! You can get a Work Holiday Visa! You can get a Long Séjour Temporaire! What is your highest level of education? What is your approximate level of French? You do NOT need a visa to live in France! Are you married? You can get a Vie Privée et Familiale visa! What is your spouse’s nationality? Do you have at least €15.000 in financial resources (cash)? You can get a Visitor Visa! You can get a Long Stay Student visa! Do you want to study? Can you pay for a full-time university French course for one year (approx. €5.500)? Do you want to stay in France longer than one year? You can get a Long Séjour Temporaire Visa! What do you want to do after you learn French? Do you have at least €8.000 in cash financial resources? Do you have a family member who can provide a notarized financial guarantee for you and bank statements with at least €8.000? Do you want to be an au pair and take care of kids in exchange for room and board? Can you pay for a part-time language course? What is your goal? Do you want to do a private degree program in English? Do you want to improve your French so you can get accepted into a French-language degree program? Are you under 30? Who do you want to work for? What type of work do you want to do? Do you want to sell your art or perform in France? You should get an Artist’s Visa (Passeport Talent – Artiste). Do you have a master’s degree and/or 5 years of professional experience? Are you willing to make an investment of €30.000 cash in starting your French business? You can get a Passeport Talent – Entrepreneur Visa! You can get a Commerçant Visa! Do you need specialized equipment, employees, or rented space for your business? Have you already been running a service-based business and made more than €60.000 per year? You can get a Profession Libérale Visa! How long do you want to stay in France? Can your employer send you to work for a French branch of their company? You can get a Salarié en Mission visa! Is your employer willing to pay you as an independent contractor (1099 in the US)? Are you willing to pay double taxes on your income? I don’t know what to tell you. What type of income do you earn from your company? You can get a Visitor Visa. Do you want to set up a French branch of your company? Do you have a master’s degree or 5 years of professional experience in your field? Will you earn a gross (pre-tax) salary of at least €53.000? You can get a Passeport Talents – Salarié Visa! Do you have special skills and training that a French employer will not easily be able to find? You can get a Salarié Visa! Désolée, I don’t think I can help you. Would you consider working for yourself (and being self-employed)? Are you American or Canadian? Have you finished college? Are you PACS’d in France? How long have you been PACS’d? What is your PACS partner’s nationality? How long have you lived together?