It is not possible to give an exact estimate as processing time varies due to several factors, such as the applicant's nationality and the work load of the office dealing with the application. However, the approval of a work permit application often takes between 4-6 weeks.
After the work permit is a approved the candidate can then make their visa application to travel to France. This application will take about a week depending on the work load of the consulate through which they apply.
All documents submitted must be in French and degree certificates etc. may need to be legalised. These factors should be taken into account when assessing both time and financial budgets.
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