Is It Difficult to Get a Visa to France From Canada?
As a major financial centre in Europe, France has been a country of interest for Canadian companies wanting to expand their operational and trading activities in the country, either by investing in an existing business, creating a new corporate entity, founding startups or sending their employees to work in France.
The country’s rich cultural heritage, world-famous cuisine, and high-standard public education and healthcare systems have also attracted Canadian individuals to settle in France over the years, especially given the strong historical ties between the two countries.
There are several French immigration pathways available to Canadian companies and individual citizens. While Canadians do not need a visa to visit France for less than 90 days, immigrating to the country for a longer term or doing business there requires a thorough understanding of the complex immigration and labor laws as well as efficient liaising with the French authorities.
France is one of the top four countries in Europe in terms of visa rejection, with a rejection rate of 21.6% in 2023, so seeking expert legal advice may help to avoid possible refusal.
Why Get Help From a France Immigration Lawyer?
Given the complex immigration processes and legalities involved, it is strongly recommended to seek legal advice and support as soon as you plan to move to France from Canada, whether as a private individual or a company/organization.
Immigration lawyers play a crucial role in achieving successful immigration outcomes by sharing their specialist knowledge and experience, assisting with visa applications and supporting documents, helping with appeals, or offering personalized guidance and legal advice.
At Total Law, our team of immigration lawyers can help both Canadian businesses and private individuals moving to France with their immigration requirements and visa applications.
Are France Immigration Lawyers Expensive?
Every immigration case is unique. The cost of hiring an immigration lawyer will vary depending on the type of service you are looking for as well as your circumstances. To handle a complicated immigration situation, you will require a lawyer with a higher level of experience or expertise, which may increase your legal costs.
However, having a specialist immigration lawyer guiding and advising your visa application and/or representing you before an appeal tribunal can significantly increase your chances of receiving a positive decision and make the process smoother overall.
We, therefore, encourage you to get in touch with us on +1 844 290 6312 for an advice session to find out how we can help you and how much supporting your case may potentially cost.
Our Total Law team has the required knowledge and considerable experience helping Canadian businesses as well as private individuals moving to France. We offer legal assistance with corporate immigration, French visas and permits for work/study/investment or family reunion purposes, obtaining permanent residence as well as French citizenship, and appeals against visa refusal decisions.
We often receive various enquiries from Canadian companies, organizations and entrepreneurs, starting from how to send their overseas employees to France on work assignments, how to invest in an existing French business, how to incorporate and manage a subsidiary, to how to set up a new business or start-up in the country and immigrate with family.
Regardless of what your requirements are and/or how complex your situation is, we will take care of the legalities and bureaucratic formalities involved in the process, leaving you free to focus on launching and running a successful business venture in France as well as settling there with your eligible family members.
We can guide you from start to finish, plus complete and submit your French visa application on your behalf. In case your visa application is rejected, we can advise you on the next steps. Call +1 844 290 6312 today to discuss your immigration situation with one of our expert immigration lawyers.
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We help both individual immigrants as well as foreign businesses and entrepreneurs moving to France. Depending on your circumstances as a Canadian company or a private individual, you will be assigned an immigration adviser having the relevant expertise and experience in the required area.
We strongly recommend you consult with an immigration lawyer if you are planning to apply for a French visa or permit, more so when you are seeking to enter France as a Canadian business or entrepreneur/investor. While not all French visa applicants require a lawyer, it is always advisable to seek legal advice and assistance when there is a business risk involved.