Verifying the feasibility of your project
You are planning to recruit a foreigner

Regulations on recruiting foreigners are based on many criteria. The various provisions proposed attempt to respond to a great diversity of situations. Among others, they account for the profile of the position to be offered and the geographic origin of the candidate.

© Robert Owen - Fotolia
© Robert Owen - Fotolia

If the candidate that you wish to recruit is European, it is important to keep in mind that citizens of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, and San Marino may work in France without a work permit. They simply need a passport or identification card proving their citizenship.


Non-European applicants are all required to hold a work permit. The various procedures established attempt to account for a wide range of situations, so as to make recruiting as efficient and flexible as possible. There are many criteria involved. Therefore, the area of activity or the type of activity for which you plan to recruit may be a decisive factor. The duration of the labour contract proposed also has an influence. The applicant's skills or salary level also influence the selection of procedures. Lastly, there are provisions that specifically target youth in training or at the start of their professional careers.    

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