Visa Information

Visas are necessary for travel to France, depending on your nationality. Prior to departure, individuals must apply for visas at the nearest French Embassy or French Consulate in their country of residence.

The visa you need depends on both the length and purpose of your visit to France, including tourism, professional endeavours, studies, or family reasons.

For stays equal to, or shorter than 90 days

You must submit an application for a short-stay visa.

Regulations and types of visas vary according to the French territory you intend to visit:

• In compliance with Schengen regulations governing the Schengen area, France issues a short-stay Uniform Schengen visa for travel to European territory (mainland   France).

• For travel to non-European territories (French overseas territories), France provides a short-stay national visa.

• If you plan to transit through a French airport without leaving the international zone, please verify whether you require an "A" airport transit Schengen visa.

 For stays longer than 90 days

• To visit France for an extended period, you'll need to request a long-stay national visa.

• Visa regulations differ based on the duration and purpose of your stay in France's  European or non-European territories.

• For information on regulations concerning long-stay visas, please refer to the code  governing the entry and stay of foreign nationals and the right to asylum   (available only in French)

For more information: https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en/general-information

For visa application process: https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en/visa-application-guidelines

 

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