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Key Points

  • The minimum wage requirements for France were raised by 2.65 percent on May 1, 2022
  • The minimum salary requirements for certain work permit types were raised as a result of increases to the country’s minimum wage


The government of France increased the minimum wage by 2.65 percent on May 1, 2022. As a result, the minimum wage requirements for several work permit categories were impacted. The following increases have gone into effect:

  • The Talent Passport for employees on assignments minimum salary increased to EUR 35,544.53 per year
  • The Talent Passport for Youth Graduates minimum salary increased to EUR 39,493.92 per year
  • The Talent Passport for legal representatives’ minimum salary increased to EUR 59,240.88 per year
  • The residence permit for job seekers’ minimum salary increased to EUR 29,620.44 per year

What are the Changes?

On May 1, 2022, France’s minimum hourly wage requirement was raised to EUR 10.85, representing a monthly wage of EUR 1,6045.58 on a weekly basis of 35 hours. This change influences the minimum salary requirements for the Talent Passport status for certain employees and specific general multi-year resident permits.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of France’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Republic of France

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