Visa for Foreign Domestic Workers to France [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)
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
The case arising, the DIRECCTE may request photocopies of previous salary slips and/or proof of URSSAF tax payment.
The employee has to apply for the visa with the following supporting documents:
1 Schengen visa form duly filled in
1 colour ID picture, passport size with white background
Valid passport (3 months validity after the return from your trip)
1 copy of the Singaporean work permit
1 copy of the employment contract
Financial guarantee letter from the employer to take full responsibility for travel expenses
Employer’s last 2 months bank statements
1 copy of the ID page of employer’s passport and 1 copy of employer’s Schengen visa if applicable
Confirmed roundtrip plane tickets with detailed itinerary of both the employer and the employee
Confirmed hotel bookings, or an « Attestation d’accueil » (original) obtained from the local city hall in case of a stay at the house of family members and/or friends
Travel insurance (healthcare / emergency hospitalization / repatriation, coverage for at least 30 000 EUR) valid for the whole trip together with details of the coverage
Sworn affidavit signed by the employer to register with URSAFF 5See translation here)
Since the visa application is individual and nominative, and the migratory controls have been reinforced, only the applicant will be authorized to enter the Embassy. Employers are not allowed to accompany their employees.
As a result, employers are asked to hand over any type of confidential documents (bank statements, etc.) in a sealed-envelope to the visa applicant.
Employers are also kindly asked to give their employees the amount necessary for the proper payment of visa fees.
Processing time is usually 5 working days from the appointment date.
Note: we cannot issue a visa more than 3 months before your departure date.