Do I need a Visa for France?

This section tells about the differents Visa for France (and for Disneyland Paris) and France visa requirements (exluded overseas departements and french territories), depending on wich country you travel from, the purpose of your trip and the lengh of your stay.

Do you need visa to France from uk or usa? A visa from Inde to France?

France is part of the Schengen area.

The Schengen area includes the territory of the following European Union countries and associated countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.


Several factors determine whether a visa is waived:

• If you come from an Europeen country or from the Economic area you don’t need a visa:

Germany, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Danemark, spanish,estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italia, Ireland, Lettonia, lituania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, United-kingdom, Slovaquia, Slovenia, Sweden, Czech republic, Liechentsein, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Monaco and Andorra.

• All foreign citizens who wish to come to France must be able to present:

    √ a valid passeport ( at least 3 months after the date of the requested visa)

    √ a valid visa

    √ proof of the purpose of their stay (support and accommodation). In some cases, they need a visa to enter France.

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A short stay ( In Eurodisney for exemple) is a stay in the Schengen area under 90 days or multiple stays totalling less than 90 days in a period of six months.

A visa is waived for:

    √ citizens of the following countries (and the list above for europeen citizen):

    Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela.

    √ holders of passports from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and the Special Administrative Region of Macao of the People’s Republic of China.


A long stay is a stay in the Schengen area over 90 days or multiple stays totalling more than 90 days in.

    √ No need a long-stay visa to France for: Member States of the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA) (list above), Switzerland, Monaco and Andorra.

    √ All other country need a schengen visitor visa for France.

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How Do I Apply For A Tourist Visa for france?

If you are entering in France as a tourist it will be very easy to get a visa (e.g For your holidays in Disneyland Paris)

    • Found France Visa requirements, French visa fees and application in the official website of the gouvernment.

    The France visa is called Schengen Visa.

    • Passport holders from eligible countries can apply for their visa in France consulate or ambassy.

    • Fill up the France Visa application

You can find these applications form:

    √ for a stay under 90 days.(english version)

    √ Short stay schengen visa (english version)

    √ Long stay schengen visa (english version)

But you might want to stay for longer, you might want to work or study here...

If you plan a longer trip to France or want to work here, then the following pages will help you to find out which visa for France you need and how to apply for it.

    Long stay for a stay over 90 days.

    • All you have to known about the work visa for France.

The easiest way is to ask your registered travel agent, airline service or specialist provider to do it for you.

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