France – Minimum Wage Increase

What has changed

Effective January 1, 2017, the hourly minimum wage in France increased from 9.61 euros to 9.76 euros. Therefore, the monthly minimum salary is now 1480.27 euros compared to the previous minimum of 1466.62 euros per month.

Who is affected?

  • Foreigners looking to be eligible for certain visa and residence permit categories

What to expect

To be eligible for certain French visa and residence permit categories, the foreigner must reach a minimum salary amount that is calculated based on the French minimum wage. For instance, to obtain a residence permit under the category “Talent passport: ICT mobility – local contract”, an intra company transferee locally hired in France must earn at least 1.8 times the French minimum wage, which is 2,664.48¬†euros gross¬†per month. To obtain a residence permit under the category “Talent passport : legal representative”, the legal representative of a company established in France must earn at least three (3) times the French minimum wage, which is 4,440.81 euros gross per month.

What you need to do
Planning ahead

  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.