► Your situation
For at least three months you have been employed in a company located outside the European Economic Area that belongs to an international group of companies.
You carry out higher management functions and your employer has asked you to carry out a high level senior management or expert assessment mission.
You hold a higher education qualification and your employer has asked you to follow a training course in a group company or entity. This training session is designed so that you can develop as a professional or gain the methods and techniques required by companies.
► Your visa
- For a mission of over 12 months:
You will be granted a long-stay visa bearing the statement “salarié détaché ICT” (ICT posted employee), which is valid for three years; this period of validity commences on the date of your arrival in France. In the two months following your arrival in France, you must apply for a multi-year residence permit at your local police station.
- For a mission not exceeding 12 months or a training course that must not exceed 12 months:
You will be issued with a short-stay visa, equivalent to a residence permit, bearing the statement “stagiaire ICT" (ICT trainee). You must validate it within the three months following your arrival in France.
► Making your stay easier for you and your family
Your family may accompany you i.e. your spouse, and your or your spouse's children entering their 18th year. They must apply for a visa in order to obtain a multi-year or temporary residence permit bearing the statement “salarié détaché ICT” (ICT posted employee) or “stagiaire ICT” (ICT trainee).
The issued permit will have the same duration as your residence permit and will authorise your family members to work.
► Your supporting documentation
Your employer and the head of the company. where you will carry out your senior management or expert assessment mission must give details in form 15619*01 about the conditions of your employment contract. This form will be accompanied by documents about your employer’s situation.
Your employer or the head of the French company hosting you for training must send the French authorities (for validation) the training agreement (pdf) (in French only) drawn up by the two companies or organisations.
You must submit these forms and documents with your visa application and any supporting documents about your personal and professional situation as explained in the visa wizard.