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1 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, WORKSHOP VISA 8 November 2010, Brussels Loredana Tassone-Mary Legal Expert, FnAK FnFn

2 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, The Scientific Visa in France The Scientific Visa in France Introduction Presentation’s aims FnAK: objectives and role Contents 1. Who can benefit from the scientific procedure? 2. Visa procedure in steps 3. Visa rules applicable in France: short stay, long stay visa, visa for the scientist’s family 4. Visa in numbers 5. The residence permit 6. Strengths and weaknesses of the scientific procedure 7. Conclusions

3 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, Who can benefit from the scientific procedure?  Researchers and students in PhD (with master degree) from  Third countries  EU countries under transitory measures (Romania and Bulgaria)

4 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, The visa procedure in steps (I)  Before going to the French Consulate in his own country  Contacts between the researcher and the host research organism  An hosting agreement is established and signed by the host research organism  The hosting agreement is sent to the researcher in his home country after the prefecture has put its stamp  The agreement is signed by the researcher

5 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, The visa procedure in steps (II)  The Procedure before the Consulate  The researcher introduces a visa request  The consulate checks the hosting agreement and makes an evaluation on Risk for the public order Request’s objectives and reasons  If the consulate deliver the visa a stamp is put on the hosting agreement  The consulate deliver a short or a long stay scientific visa for the researcher (and his family possibly)

6 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, VISA Rules applicable in France (I)  Short Stay scientific VISA The Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) –Article 16 abolished fee for the short stay scientific visa

7 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, VISA Rules applicable in France (II)  Long Stay scientific Visa EU Law  Directive 2005/71, 12 October 2005  Schengen Acquis French Law  Procedure established on 1998 (Law RESEDA) modified by the law MISEFEN in 2006  All rules are now included in the CESEDA Code

8 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, Short Stay Visa  Delivered when the length of the stay is less than 3 months on a period of 6 months  The hosting agreement is the only document required to justify reasons, resources, accommodation and health insurance  This visa : Authorise a stay in the Schengen Area Authorise to work as a teacher-researcher only in France

9 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, Long Stay Visa  It allows a researcher to enter in France for a Stay of more than 3 months  It expire after three months  It is delivered on the condition that not later than two months from his arrival in France the researcher will apply for a Long Stay residence permit before the prefecture of his destination department

10 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, Visa for researcher’s family  The researcher’s family can benefit of the scientific procedure  For short stay a Schengen visa is delivered  For long stay a long stay visa (with mention “CESEDA L ” and obligation to apply for a long stay residence permit in the two months following the entry in France) is delivered  Documents required:  Documents proving that a scientific visa was delivered to the spouse  Documents demonstrating the family status

11 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, Visas in numbers  Visas delivered from 1998 to 2007  Visas delivered in 2008 and 2009

12 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, The residence permit (I)  The researcher and his spouse must apply for a long stay scientific residence permit. They have two months form the date of their entry in France to do so.  The foreign researcher’s correspondents

13 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, The residence permit (II)  The residence permit with the mention «scientist » allows to work in France  The residence permit of the researcher’s spouse also allows to work in France (mention « family and private life »)  Children under 18 do not need a residence permit

14 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, Weaknesses…  Entry fees (visa and residence permit): a negative effect on a country’s attractiveness  Additional procedures: come-back Visa required to entry in France after a travel in other countries  Administrative procedure: lack of harmonization and numbers  Researchers’ social rights: lack of effectiveness (health insurance, retirement, unemployment allowances)

15 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, … and strengths of the procedure  The scientific procedure is easier and shorter than the one applied to non-scientist foreigners  Possibility to work without additional procedures  The researcher’s family benefits of the scientific procedure  French structures assisting the researchers: The foreign researcher’s correspondents FnAK EURAXESS services Centres

16 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, (map)

17 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, QUESTIONS?

18 Loredana Tassone-Mary, FnAK, THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!


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