France has traditionally been a country with many attractive advantages. Fairly open immigration policy, top living standards, an excellent mild climate and a friendly environment, a unique cultural heritage produces an enormous positive effect for all its inhabitants.
Residence in France will provide a lot of useful benefits for the whole family, such as stability and security, facilitated access to world-class education and medical facilities, visa-free travelling to EU countries, an opportunity to invest in real estate properties which may be a reliable guarantee of capital preservation, and many more.
A temporary residence permit is issued to the applicant and his family members for a term of one year and is subject to annual renewal during 5 years. A permanent residence permit can be granted after 5 years of continuous residence in the country. The holder of this residence permit may perform any activities and may live anywhere he wishes in France, and may apply for citizenship.
Obtaining a residence permit is possible by several ways, for example by creating your own business, buying an existing business or finding a job. These ways of are rather complicated due to significant restrictions on employment and business management in France, especially for non-EU citizens.
This resident status has numerous advantages for its holders, such as:
These are the reasons why this permit suits best those who have sufficient funds and do not need to work or run a business in France in order to support financially themselves and their families.
The whole process of obtaining a residence permit takes an average about 3-4 months.
The region « France Voisine » (Neighbouring France) includes the French departments Ain and Haute-Savoie, and is surrounded by the Swiss cantons Vaud and Geneva. This region, situated near Geneva Lake, is harmoniously integrated with the Swiss lifestyle and has a number of great benefits when choosing a place to settle into.
The excellent infrastructure, along with a truly multinational environment, and an important French heritage linked with Swiss quality will ensure a world class lifestyle in the Swiss-French Geneva Lake region.
Moving to neighbouring France could be an attractive option for those who wish to live and work in the Geneva Lake region. French residents can enjoy a number of privileges, as for example a free education in the schools and universities, access to high-end infrastructure and excellent healthcare facilities, and visa-free travel all around Europe.
An acquisition of the residential property in France provides a possibility to obtain a residence permit which allows an unlimited stay in France and free movement throughout all Europe.