Domestic workers [fr]
STAFF EMPLOYED PRIVATELY BY A FOREIGNER OR A FRENCH NATIONAL TRAVELING WITH HIS/HER EMPLOYER TO FRANCE FOR A SHORT PERIOD (LESS THAN 90 DAYS)
Attention: No application will be received without a valid work permit. Please ensure to have it before booking an appointment.
It is mandatory to obtain an appointment online, under the employee’s name - not the employer’s - to apply for a visa. Application time slots are between 8:30 and 12:30 from Monday to Friday.
On scheduled interview, applicants must come in person with their passport and all original documents, with a complete set of photocopies. The Consulate won’t do any photocopies and it won’t be possible to complete your application later.
All documents submitted to the visa department have to be written in French or English. If not, they have to be accompanied by a certified translation.
This type of visa allows to travel all over the Schengen area but does not necessarily allows to work in any of the Schengen member states apart from France. You need to get the appropriate information from the country you which to take your employee.
According to French legislation, the employee’s salary cannot be lower than the SMIC [minimum wage], amounting to a gross hourly rate of 9,67 euros as of 1st January 2016 (1466,62 euros monthly on the basis of 35 working hours per week). Any employee working in France needs to be registered to the URSSAFF, even for very short periods: http://www.tpee.urssaf.fr/tpeewebinfo/cms/lang/en/page200.html
Documents required by the employee::
1 short stay visa form duly completed and signed
1 colour ID picture, passport size with white background (35x45mm) (example)
Valid passport (3 months validity after the return from your trip) + 1 copy of the identity page
1 copy of the Hong Kong / Macau ID
1 copy of the Hong Kong / Macau visa (valid 1 month after the return from your trip)
1 guarantee letter from the employer regarding the return and travel expenses of the employee
1 copy of the ID page of employer’s passport and 1 copy of employer’s Schengen visa if applicable
1 copy of the employer’s bank statement, less than 3 months old
Sworn affidavit signed by the employer to register with URSSAF
Plane ticket or confirmed booking with detailed itinerary (return ticket)
If you are going to several Schengen countries, 1 copy of the transport bookings for the whole itinerary (border crossings)
Travel insurance (medical expenses, coverage for at least 30,000 EUR, hospitalization and repatriation) valid for the whole trip together with details of the coverage
Other documents may be requested on a case by case basis.
Processing time: click here
CAUTION: between mid-April and late July getting an appointment can take up to one month.
Note: we cannot issue a visa more than 3 months before your departure date.