Need a visa ?

Find out if you need a visitor Visa​

All foreign nationals wishing to enter France must be able to submit statutory documents at the border concerning the reasons for their visit, their means of support and accommodation arrangements.

French diplomacy has developed a web application to check if you need a Visa, depending on your nationality:

We strongly suggest that you check the document requirements as soon as possible to avoid delays.

A short-stay Visa (not exceeding 90 days), usually issued for tourism, business trips or family visits, can also be considered for persons entering to France to take part in short training programmes, internships, conferences and corporate meeting.

Citizens of European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEE) and Schengen area.

France is part of the Schengen area that encompasses multiple European States to form a common space of free movement for persons. A visa waiver can be granted for citizens of the 26 following States belonging to the Schengen area:

  • Member States of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden;
  • Non-Member States of the European Union: Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland.

Citizens of other countries

Nationals of third countries are typically required to be in possession of a visa when crossing the external borders of France.

However, exceptions exist for the citizens of the following countries who shall be exempt from the visa requirement set out:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Salvador, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Switzerland, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR.

We highly recommend you to verify the visa requirements (including submission fee and supporting documents) that apply to you.