My wife is French and has recently moved back to Paris for a new job. I am a US citizen software engineer and have been working for my current company (financial firm) for 4.5 years and they are open to me working from France remotely. They do not have a presence in France and I dont think it is an option to create one.
I have come across a lot of varying information regarding visas/taxation/etc and have a number of questions:
- If I get the spouse visa, are there stipulations that I must work for for domestic French companies only?
- I have heard of people getting the 1 year stay visa and working for US companies and renewing each year. Does this require me to pay taxes in the USA? France? Both? And are there any legal/compliance issues for my company given they do not have a legal presence there?
- Can I go the independent contractor route on a spouse visa, or is that something different?
With the 1 year visa, I would assume I would need to get private insurance if I don't pay taxes in France.