Family Reunification Permit
The applicant must maintain continuous residence in France for at least a year and hold a stay document which is valid for least a year.
Any family member(s) brought into the country (spouse or children under 18) must not constitute a threat to law and order, suffer from any illness appearing in the International Health Regulations or already be in France. Please note: under the new provisions introduced under the November 26, 2003 law n 2003-1119, the stay document of an alien who has brought a spouse or children into the country outside of the family reunification process may henceforth lead to cancellation of the stay document, following notice from the Commission des titres de sjour [stay document commission].
The applicant must submit proof of stable, adequate resources for supporting his family and ensuring that it is housed consistent with French standards for area and habitability. The housing must provide a total habitable area of 16 m for a couple or two people, with 9 m more per person, up to eight people and 5 m per additional person over eight people. Where resources are concerned, all of the coupleâs resources are taken into account, with the exception of family benefits. These resources must be equal to an amount at least equal to the monthly SMIC [minimum wage]. Their level is determined by comparison with the average SMIC over a period of twelve months.
The applicant must certify that the requested family reunification will not introduce a polygamous relationship into France.