*Advantages of Artist Residency In France

(Digital Nomads,  Freelancer, Artist - further information)

+50,000 EUR annual income 'EU BLUECARD'

-Lowest income tax advantages of artist in higher income tax country
(Business activities should pay high income taxes in France)
-Atelier Support from the municipality of residence
-Artist's residency is conductive to obtaining favorite citizenship

Citinavi Global aims to find a highly qualified lawyer to assist you in this process.
All cases will be handled by our team's expert according to your nationality, location. 

citinavi global has 26 years of unique experience and professional consulting specialized in French & EU artist freelancer residency. Our French-speaking asian applicant granted French citizenship within 9 months 



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After many Chinese students complete their studies in France, the first thing they think about is to find a job and change their status, such as changing work and residence. But in fact, it is feasible to engage freelance work in France. Such as being a freelancer, artist, self-employed, opening a company and doing business residence, etc. In figures, 3% of self-employed individuals in France are foreigners and 5% of business owners are foreigners.

In terms of policy, French government encourages entrepreneurship and provides many policy supports and tax incentives for self-employed and small businesses. But as a foreigner, setting up a company in France does have many difficulties, such as poor language, unfamiliar culture, communication barriers, and difficulty in gaining local trust. Therefore, you might as well start from self-employed with low investment amount ability.


To register a self-employed business, the procedures are very simple, as long as you perform a simple registration, fill in a list of your basic information and business contents, and pay a small registration fee. Being a self-employed individual does not involve the complex issues of bosses and employees, has low costs and low taxes, and as long as you can personally control your business and build a reputation among your customers, you will lay the foundation for future development.


However, it is important to note that the identity of a self-employed individual cannot apply for a residence permit. To be a self-employed, one must first have a residence permit that can work in France, such as student residence, work residence, etc. Another situation is that you have your own business in France, you can make money, but you are not an employee. According to the law issued on July 24, 2006, you can engage in professional activities, but the prerequisite is to obtain a legal residence. Of course, if you are an EU resident, this issue is generally not involved, unless there are special restrictions.


However, based on the self-employed, it has laid a good foundation for applying for business residence or freelance residence in the future. It is also a good way to generate income for students who need to make money or employees who already have a job.

If you have already lived in France, you can apply for the relevant residence permit at the police station where you live. When applying, you must fill in different forms according to different types of residence and submit the required information on the checklist. For example, for business residence, in addition to personal information, business budgets and business plans are also required. In short, you must be able to prove your ability and feasibility to operate in France.


If the information you submit is complete, the police station will give you a receipt and a temporary residence card, and then you can start professional activities. However, if your residency application is ultimately rejected, you have to stop related business activities.


There are also some foreigners who do not live in France for a long time, but want to develop their business independently in France, so before starting, they need to apply to the French police or corporate management agency. If your submitted materials are complete and the plan is feasible, you will receive a temporary residence card issued by the police station. If you apply to become a self-employed person, you must obtain a CFE registration permit.

In some cases, you have to submit some additional materials. For example, acquisition of transaction funds, lease management, establishment of subsidiaries, establishment of foreign legal persons, etc.


If you want to inject capital into an existing company, you need to submit the company’s registration materials (the company’s k-bis is generally not less than 3 months), the letter of intent of the competent authority, the articles of incorporation, lease contract, business address, corporate financial status and payment Tax certificate etc.


Regarding artist residency (including freelancer or IT residency) applied from the United States, India, China, South Asia, MENA regions (out of Europe), or if you want global mobility as electronic traveler SKYDOG, you can consult us. citinaviglobal@gmail.com

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Raising Global Human Capital
(digital nomad, artist, entrepreneur)

Alongside its highly successful international private client practice, citinavi global has a thriving organisation, municipality and government advisory practice in collaboration with its global network that advises and assists organisations, municipalities and governments on cultural and economic development strategy and implementation in the areas of elite expats (digital nomad, artist, entrepreneur) with residence programs.

Over the years, citinavi global has collaborated several  organisations on projects ranging from strategic consulting to the design, implementation related digital nomad, artist, entrepreneur with residence programs in Europe and Asia.

Elite expats are people who are moving to improve their life circumstances.They have skills that can bring highly compensated work. Highly educated but less fortunate migrants, elite expats migrate toward places where they may find networks for work rather than to a specific job in a traditional way. 

Their mobility  trends reveal a wide range of push factors, both contextual and individual, suggesting the need for an integrated and biographycal approach. In traditional models, places with superior quality of life, rich opportunities, and high status are not places people seek to flee.  

While creative class cities have desirable amenities, draw talented populations, and benefit work organizations, they also burn out the people who work and live there, leaving many of them unfulfilled and unhappy. In this way, elite expats' decisions to leave are based on factors that are either ignored by or counter to prominent macro-level arguments about creative class cities.


The objective of such elite expats programs is to respond to the increasing demands of decentralisation and to  enhance a country’s attractiveness to international artists, curators, digital nomads, global talents, entrepreneurs and to create more favorable conditions for enhancing cultural and economic developement. 


The following is an overview of some of the countries, organizations of government and programs that citinavi global has been or continues to be involved with: Digital Nomad - Artist - Entrepreneur : 

Barbados, Bermuda, Croatia, Dubai, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Republic of Czech,  Taiwan, Thaiiand. 


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