France starts entrepreneur visa

Every six months, around 50 people will be awarded this French Tech Ticket — the first batch will start in January 2016.

France has set up a visa to encourage foreign entrepreneurs to work in the country.

French Minister of State for the digital economy Axelle Lemaire said the French Tech Ticket would give 500 foreign entrepreneurs a work visa, a (€12,500 to €25,000) $14,000 to $28,000 grant for each team member, free office space in an incubator in Paris as well as an English-speaking administrative adviser.

They need to work on a startup, speak English and stay at least six months in France.

Every six months, around 50 people will be awarded this French Tech Ticket — the first batch will start in January 2016.

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