The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs has informed CERN of the conditions and means of access to the French labour market applicable to spouses and children of members of the personnel. This information has been published on the Relations with the Host States service’s website.
In principle, spouses and children under 21 years old (and dependent disabled children older than 21 years old) who are not nationals of Switzerland or a country in the European Union or European Economic Area and who hold a special residence permit issued by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (“special French card”), can be issued, at CERN’s request, with a work permit allowing them to work:
- in a salaried role,
- on a freelance/self-employed basis,
- in a regulated profession.
It should be noted that the special residence permit does not entitle holders to register with the Register of Commerce and Companies and that, as a result, they are not entitled to undertake any commercial activity directly.
Moreover, in the case of part-time salaried employment, the salary must be at least equivalent to the minimum monthly remuneration in France (the “SMIC”).
You are reminded that nationals of Switzerland or a country in the European Union or European Economic Area have free access to the French labour market in accordance with EU law.
Relations with the Host States service
Tel.: 72848 / 75152