Home » Visa Schemes » Passeport Talent” “chercheur” (Scientist/researcher) of France



48 months

Processing time

8 weeks

Converts to Citizenship after

84 Month(s)

PR after

60 Month(s)



Governmental Fees



Applicant employment contract must be equal to or exceeds 1 year. Applicant must hold a qualification demonstrating at least three years of higher education awarded by a State-recognised higher education establishment or have at least five years’ comparable professional experience. Applicant salary must be at least equal to 1.5 times the average gross reference salary fixed annually by decree by the Minister of Immigration (€35,891 since June 26, 2016). Applicant must have clean criminal record. Applicant must have sufficient means of subsistence.


Applicant must enclose with visa application the hosting agreement (in French only) signed by the French authorities. Signed by a public or private research organisation or higher education establishment (certified for this purpose), attests to applicant quality as a researcher as well as the purpose and duration of your stay in France. CERFA form n°14076*01 or 14571*05, duly completed, dated and signed. If you are not a national of your country of residence, please provide proof of your legal residency in this country (e.g. residence permit, etc.). Travel document, valid for at least three months after the planned date of return. "Convention d’Accueil" (Hosting agreement for a researcher or teaching researcher) issued by an accredited organization and stamped by the competent prefecture. Diploma of a Master’s degree or higher.

Cost of living

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant16.35
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course65.39
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)10.9
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)6.54
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)2.95
Cappuccino (regular)3.3
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)3.02
Water (0.33 liter bottle)2.07
Milk (regular), (1 liter)4.63
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)1.77
Rice (white), (1kg)1.06
Eggs (regular) (12)4.11
Local Cheese (1kg)8.32
Chicken Fillets (1kg)6.36
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)9.42
Apples (1kg)1.37
Banana (1kg)1.01
Oranges (1kg)1.47
Tomato (1kg)1.73
Potato (1kg)1.01
Onion (1kg)1.02
Lettuce (1 head)1.5
Water (1.5 liter bottle)0.77
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)7.63
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)2.38
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)11.99
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)1.96
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)75.64
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)3.16
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)3.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)28.12
Gasoline (1 liter)7.66
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)34875.48
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)29179.37
Utilities (Monthly)Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment191.15
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data29.64
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)32.29
Sports And LeisureSports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult36.14
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)16.93
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat13.08
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child747.41
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child11175.06
Clothing And ShoesClothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)92.48
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)40.25
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)97
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes125.67
Rent Per MonthRent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre868.88
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre635.57
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre1619.5
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre1277.55
Buy Apartment PriceBuy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre698.98
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre475.57
Salaries And FinancingSalaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)2512.2
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate3.55
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