Good evening all,
I’ve a carte séjour pluriannuelle of the type passport talent jeune entreprise innovante (JEI) that allows me to work for “young innovative” companies OR, companies that’re known to be “innovante” by the economy ministry, and that’s valid until December 2021. Link: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F16922. Basically, JEI’s are a type of startups that was established not more than 8 years ago.
Now recently since my being fired, I’ve been looking for a new job, and interviewed for a (bigger) company that’s not a JEI, and I hear that they don’t sponsor work permits. So my question is: how do I deal with this situation, to obtain a new work permit? Of course, if the above company is known to be “innovante” by the economy ministry, then there’s no problem, as with my current work permit, I can work for an “innovante” company.
Just to supply some additional information: I’m in France continuously from November 2016 until now, and before that I’ve been in France from October 2013 - January 2016. While in the previous stay, I worked continuously until October 2015, I haven’t worked for part of the present stay as I’ve been fired couple of times. Now, is it true that, in November 2019, I’ll be automatically able to apply for a carte de long séjour valid for 10 years, as I’ve been here continuously for 3 years (links: https://www.internations.org/france-expats/guide/29455-visa-administration/making-it-official-french-residence-permits-19237, https://photos.state.gov/libraries/france/45994/rennespdf/rennes-stay.pdf), hence the need for a new work permit unnecessary?
P.S. I know that it’s perhaps too premature to ask the above questions as I’m still looking for a job, but it’s perhaps good to know my options in advance. Thank you so much for your answer(s)!