You want to work as a performer for a period exceeding three months on French territory justified by one or more employment contracts declared by your employer in form 15617*01 and accompanied by supporting documents about the company’s situation and any relevant entertainment licences.
You will be issued with a long-stay visa bearing the statement “passeport talent” “profession artistique et culturelle” (Skilled residence permit - artistic and cultural profession). In the two months following your arrival in France, you can apply for a multi-year residence permit. The period of validity will be based on the nature and duration of the engagements and/or employment contracts you present and will be valid for a maximum period of four years.
If the duration of your stay is less than twelve months, you will be issued with a long-stay visa, equivalent to a (VLS/TS) residence permit, bearing the statement “passeport talent” (with no other statement). You must validate it in the three months following your arrival in France.
Your supporting documentation
In addition to any supporting documents related to your personal and professional situation indicated in the visa wizard, along with your visa application, you must also submit the form duly completed by your employers.
You must provide proof of your financial resources, primarily originating from your activity, for the period of your planned stay i.e.an amount at least equivalent to 70% of the minimum legal wage in France for a full-time worker for every month you stay in France.
In addition to the resources generated by your activity, your own resources, up to a limit of 49% of the total resources required, may be also be considered.
Any unemployment benefit payments paid by the French authorities can not be considered.