Schengen visa to pursue a gainful activity subject to work permit

Nationals of the following countries do not have to apply for a short stay visa to pursue a gainful activity in France if they are able to present when required their work permit properly validated by the Direction Régionale des Entreprises, de la Concurrence, de la Consommation, du Travail et de l’Emploi (DIRECCTE, local Work, Employment, Professionnal Training Office) :
Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, United States, Venezuela, bearers of passports of the Hong Kong special administrative region (People’s Republic of China) and the Macau special administrative region (People’s Republic of China).

The formalities to obtain a work permit have to be accomplished by contacting the DIRECCTE by the employer in France, not by the employee.

To prepare your documents

Important Notice

dernière modification le 25/03/2015

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