France 

Located in Western Europe, France is the second largest country in Europe. It is bordered by the English Channel to its northwest, Belgium and Luxembourg to the northeast, Germany, Switzerland and Italy to its east, and Mediterranean Sea to its south, Spain and Andorra to its southwest, and Bay of Biscay (in Atlantic Ocean) to its west. Most of the landscape is mountainous, with two-thirds of the country covered with hills and mountains.

Documentation requiered 

  • Passport/ID: Passport required for all travelers 
  • Passport/ID Validity: Three months from the date of the expiry of visa 
  • Return tickets or any proof of onward journey: For all travelers 

 

Visa Requirements

Exemptions: Nationals of the following countries do not require a visa for a short stay of less than 90 days in France

Albania (bearers of biometric passports only) Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Australia
Austria Barbados Belgium Bosnia (bearers of biometric passports only) Brazil
Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Canada Chile China (bearers of passports of Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Region)
Costa Rica Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark
El Salvador Estonia Finland Germany Greece
Guatemala Holy See (Vatican) Honduras Hungary Iceland
Ireland Israel Italy Japan Latvia
Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia (bearers of biometric passports only) Malaysia
Malta Mauritius Mexico Monaco Montenegro (bearers of biometric passports only)
Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Norway Panama
Paraguay Poland Portugal Romania San Marino
Serbia (bearers of biometric passports only) Seychelles Singapore Slovakia Slovenia
South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland Taiwan (passport bearing identity card number)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland United States Uruguay Venezuela  

 

Nationals of the following countries do not require a visa for a long stay of over 90 days in France

Andorra Austria Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus
Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland Germany
Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia
Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Monaco
Norway Poland Portugal Republic of Ireland Romania
Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland
The Netherlands United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland      

 

Travelers who hold a valid residence permit for France, or a residence permit issued by a state applying the Schengen Agreements, or certain travel documents issued by a European Union Member State, or a British National (Overseas) passport are also exempted from a visa to enter France. 

Visa Required: For all other nationals not listed above.

Travelers are advised to check visa and passport requirements with the French embassy or consulate in their country as visa and passport requirements may change at short notice.

 

Visa application form to France 

Travelers aged 17 years and above may carry duty-free goods purchased within the E.U (including the French overseas Departments of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Reunion) and which are for personal use up to a limit of 800 cigarettes, 400 cigarillos, 200 cigars, 1 kilogram of pipe or cigarette tobacco, 10 liters of spirits over 22%, 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90 liters of wine (a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine is permitted) and 110 liters of beer. 

Travelers aged 17 years and above arriving from non-E.U countries (including Canary Islands and Channel Islands) may carry duty-free goods up to a limit of 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos (a maximum of 3 grams each) or 50 cigars or 250g of smoking tobacco or a proportional mix of the above mentioned tobacco goods, 1 liter of spirits (over 22%), or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume, or 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages (must not exceed 22%), or sparkling wines or liqueur wines, or a proportional assortment of these products, and 4 liters of still wine and 16 liters of beer. 

Also, all travelers can import medicines for personal needs and goods up to a value of € 430 (every adult) and € 90 (for travelers below 15 years of age). 


Belgium

The Consulate of France

42 boulevard du Régent

- BP 82 - 1000 Bruxelles,

Belgium

[32] (2) 548 88 11

http://www.consulfrance-bruxelles.org/

consulat@consulfrance-bruxelles.org

The Embassy of France

65 rue Ducale-

1000 Bruxelles,

Belgium

[32] (2) 548 87 11

http://www.ambafrance-be.org/

ambafr@ambafrance-be.org

Brazil

The Consulate of France

Avenida Conselheiro Aguiar n° 2333 - Edificio Joao Roma,

6 Andar - Boa Viagem - 51020-020 Récife,

Brazil

[55] (81) 31 17 32 9

http://recife.ambafrance-br.org/

franca_no_nordeste@yahoo.fr

Brazil- The Embassy of France

Avenida das Nações - Lote 04 - Quadra 801 -

CEP 70404-900 -

Brasilia DF

[55] (61) 32 22 39 9

http://www.ambafrance-br.org/

cad.brasilia-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Canada

The Consulate of France

777 rue Main - Suite 800 -

Moncton - Nouveau Brunswick E1C 1E9,

Canada

[1] (506) 857 41 91

http://consulfrance-moncton.org

info@consulfrance-moncton.org

The Embassy of France

42 Promenade Sussex -

Ottawa - Ontario K1M 2C9,

Canada

[1] (613) 789 17 95

http://www.ambafrance-ca.org

politique@ambafrance-ca.org

China

The Embassy of France

60 Tianze Lu - Chaoyang district -

100600

Beijing

[86] (10) 85 31 20 0

http://www.ambafrance-cn.org/

presse@ambafrance-cn.org

The Consulate of France

Hai Tong Securities Building 2F -

689 Guangdong Lu - 200 001

Shanghai

[86] (21) 61 03 22 0

http://www.consulfrance-shanghai.org

info.shanghai-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Czech Republic

The Consulate of France

Nosticova 10 -

B.P. 102 - 118 01

Prague 1,

Czech Republic

[420] 251 17 17 11

http://www.france.cz/Francais

consulfrcz@france.cz

The Embassy of France

Velkoprevorské Namesti 2

- 118 01 Prague 1 - Mala Strana,

Czech Republic

[420] 251 17 17 11

http://www.france.cz/Francais

ambapresse@france.cz

Germany

The Consulate of France

Zeppelinallee 35

- 60325 Frankfurt am Main,

Germany

[49] (69) 795 09 60

http://www.ambafrance-de.org/

info@consulfrance-francfort.org

The Embassy of France

Pariser Platz 5 -

10117 Berlin,

Germany

[49] (30) 590 03 90

http://www.botschaft-frankreich.de

cad.berlin-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

India

The Consulate of France

Wockhardt Towers, East Wing,

5ème étage Bandra - Kurla Complex

400051 MUMBAI

[91] (22) 66 69 40 0

http://www.consulfrance-bombay.org

mail@consulfrance-bombay.org

The Embassy of France

2/50 E, Shantipath Chanakyapuri

New Delhi-110021,

India

+91-11-2419 6100

http://ambafrance-in.org

Italy

The Consulate of France

Via della Moscova, 12 -

20121 Milan,

Italy

[39] 02 65 59 141

http://www.ambafrance-it.org/

cogefrmi@tin.it

The Embassy of France

Piazza Farnese 67 -

00186 Rome,

Italy

[39] 06 68 60 11

http://www.ambafrance-it.org/

Japan

The Consulate of France

8 Izumidono-cho, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku,

Kyoto. Post Code: 606-8301,

Japan

075-761-2988

http://www.consulfrance-osaka.or.jp/

cgf.kyoto@ifjk.jp

The Embassy of France

4-11-44, Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku,

Tokyo, ost Code: 106-8514,

Japan 03-5798-6000

http://www.ambafrance-jp.org/

Mexico

The Consulate of France

Calle La Fontaine 32 - Colonia Chapultepec-Polanco

11560 Mexico DF

[52](55) 91 71 97 00

http://www.consulfrance-mexico.org/

consulat.mexico-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr

The Embassy of France

Campos Eliseos 339 - Colonia Polanco -

11560 Mexico DF

[52](55) 91 71 97 00

http://www.ambafrance-mx.org/

presse.mexico-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Norway

The Embassy and Consulate of France

Drammensveien 69 -

0244 Oslo,

Norway

[47] 23 28 46 00

http://www.ambafrance-no.org/

ambafrance.oslo@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Poland

The Consulate of France

Ulica Stolarska 15 -

31-043 Krakow,

Poland

[48] (0)12 424 53 00

http://www.cracovie.org.pl/index_fr.php

contact@cracovie.org.pl

The Embassy of France

Ulica Piekna 1 -

00-477 Varsovie

Poland

[48] (22) 529 30 00

http://www.ambafrance-pl.org/

presse@ambafrance-pl.org

Portugal

The Consulate of France

avenida da boavista, 1681-2° - sala 2.3 -

4100-132 Porto,

Portugal

[351] (22) 607 82 20

http://www.consulfrance-porto.org/

cgfporto@mail.telepac.pt

The Embassy of France

Rua Santos-o-velho 5 -

1249-079 Lisbonne,

Portugal

[351] (21) 393 91 00

http://www.ambafrance-pt.org/

contact@ambafrance-pt.org

Singapore

The Embassy and Consulate of France

101/103 Cluny Park Road

Singapore

259595 6880 7800

http://www.ambafrance-sg.org

Spain

The Consulate of France

Ronda Universitat 22 bis - 4° -

08007 Barcelona,

Spain

[34] (93) 270 30 00

http://www.consulfrance-barcelone.org/

info@consulfrance-barcelone.org

The Embassy of France

Calle Salustiano Olozaga 9 -

28001 Madrid,

Spain

[34] (91) 423 89 00

http://www.ambafrance-es.org/

chancellerie@ambafrance-es.org

Sweden

The Embassy and Consulate of France

Kommendörsgatan 13 Box 5135 102 43 Stockholm,

Sweden

459 53 00

http://www.ambafrance-se.org

presse@ambafrance-se.org

Switzerland

The Consulate of France

Cours des Bastions

21205 Genève

022/319 00 00

http://www.consulfrance-geneve.org

info@consulfrance-geneve.org

The Embassy of France

Schosshaldenstrasse

463006 Berne

031/359 21 11

http://www.ambafrance-ch.org

prenom.nom@diplomatie.gouv.fr

UK

The Consulate of France

11 Randolph Crescent

Edimbourg EH3 7TT

[44] (0)131 225 79 5

http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/

contact.edimbourg-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr

The Embassy of France

58 Knightsbridge -

Londres SW1X 7 JT

United Kingdom

[44] (0)20 70 73 100

http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/

presse.londres-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

USA

The Consulate of France

934 Fifth avenue -

New-York, NY 10021

[1] (212) 606 36 00

http://www.consulfrance-newyork.org/

chancellerie@consulfrance-newyork.org

The Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir road -

NW Washington -DC 20007

USA

[1] (202) 944 60 00

http://fr.ambafrance-us.org

info@ambafrance-us.org

The link to the embassies and consulates of the following countries:

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