For many people, a move to France is triggered by a desire for a change in employment – an idea for a new business, the opportunity for a change in career, a new job, or the start of studies. In the case of moving for employment, the related matters may be handled by the employer, however it’s always useful to understand the system.
Regardless of the reason for the move, it’s essential to understand what’s involved in looking for work, work permit rules, types of job contract – and, for those with an entrepreneurial streak – how to set up a business of your own, whether as a small, family concern or a much grander project. Browse the pages listed on the left to find out more.
Anyone who is not a French resident or permanent resident requires a work permit or some form of authorisation to work in France. However, different programmes and processes exist for different occupations, professions and categories. A work permit does not allow a person to live in France permanently; to do this a person must satisfy immigration criteria.
Find out about the various business structures available in France and how to get a venture started.
Auto-Entrepreneur is a simplified business regime for sole traders and self-employed people.
Understand each of the steps in the process to operate as a sole trader or SME in France.
Just hired, or looking for work? Find out about employment contracts, including benefits and legal requirements.
Looking for an international business opportunity? Why not run an AngloINFO site?
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AngloINFO Franchising: Be your own boss - where you want to be!
Do you dream of having your own, profitable, easy-to-operate business? AngloINFO might be the solution!
Now in its twelfth year of business, AngloINFO is the world's leading network of expat information websites - with over three million monthly visitors from around the world.
We have an established network of 81 local websites in 37 countries with many more in development.
Our 54 local franchisees are the key to our success and come from a huge range of backgrounds, ages and nationalities. The common factor is a passion for success.