A1. When would I be registered with the statutory pension system in France?
With the exception of posted workers, any salaried activity performed in France generates the creation of a personal pension account on which your pension rights in the different statutory schemes will be registered.
If you work for some years as a researcher in France, you’ll have pension rights in Cnav (basic scheme) and Agirc-Arrco (compulsory complementary scheme for the private sector), or in Cnav and Ircantec (compulsory complementary scheme for the public sector).
You can check your pension account simply by registering on any pension scheme website where you have contributed with your French national social security number.