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A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days. Traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and a round-trip airline ticket.
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A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days. Traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and a round-trip airline ticket..
A visa is not required to transit through this destination. Traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and an onward airline ticket.
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank passport page available for stamp(s).
Proof Of Departure:
Confirmed onward airline ticket.
Valid health/accidental insurance with full international coverage.
Valid onward destination visas (if applicable).
A visa is not required to transit through this destination.
A visa is required to travel to this destination. Applicants must appear in person at the nearest Consulate to obtain this visa.
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank passport page available for visa stamp(s).
French Visa Application Form:
Two long stay visa application form(s) per applicant properly completed (printed in black) and signed. Improperly completed forms may delay the processing of your visa.
Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background. One glued on each form.
A letter of admission (pre-enrollment) from the school which the applicant plans to attend to in France + 1 copy.
Medical insurance for six months stay, A letter from their insurance company stating that the coverage is valid in France (+ 1 copy). For more than six months stay -- The students under 28 years old and enrolled in a French school affiliated to the French Social Security, must join this social security for the length of their studies. This is verified by the Préfecture when the students apply for the residency card. The reimbursement of the medical expenses amounts to 70%. For the 30% remaining, these students have the choice to join a French student insurance OR make use of their own insurance with worldwide coverage (letter from the insurance company). However, the students over 28 years old, or enrolled in a French school not affiliated to the French Social Security, cannot enroll in the French Social Security and must show a proof of insurance with coverage valid in France when they apply for the visa and for the residency card.
Financial guarantee such as a notarized statement certifying that the applicant will be provided with a monthly allowance of $600 for the duration of the stay in France, or a proof of personal income along with a letter from the school stating that room, board and tuition are fully prepaid + 1 copy.
Applicants who require this visa must apply in person at the nearest French Consulate. These requirements are provided as a guide. We encourage you to contact your nearest consulate for any additional information they may require in order to process your application.
France Visa Validity:
Visas are usually valid for 3 months from date of issue. Long stay visas allow six months stay or one year stay and based on the consulates discretion.
French Visa Processing Time:
Visas are usually processed in 6 working days. An appointment must generally be made in advance to submit this application.
US citizen airline crew members on duty for their companies no longer need a crew visa to operate in France or to transit in France.
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to this destination.
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank passport page available for visa stamp(s).PLUS, a copy of the passport identification page and the page mentioning the validity of the passport.
Two short term visa application form(s) per applicant properly completed (printed in black) and signed. Include your phone numbers and e-mail. Signature must be original on each application. Improperly completed forms may delay the processing of your visa.
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph(s), in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Do not glue or staple.
Official Letter of Support from the US Department of State.
Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency, copy of airline ticket or a corporate letter stating travel plans. A signed letter on the travel agency's letterhead confirming round-trip booking may also be submitted.
The French Consulate has announced that effective October 1st all applications must be submitted directly by the traveler. Travisa will not be able to process French visa applications that arrive after September 30th. An appointment is typically required in order to submit the application.
A valid passport and missionary visa are required to travel to France. Applicants must appear in person at the nearest Consulate to obtain this visa.
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in France, with at least two blank passport pages available for French visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for France visas.
Two original long stay French visa application forms properly completed and signed, plus one copy. Improperly completed France visa applications may delay the processing of your missionary visa.
Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background. One glued on each form.
A notarized letter written by the applicant promising not to engage in any employment in France.
Letter Of Invitation from France:
A detailed letter of invitation from the host organization or sponsor in France explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel to France. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and host’s name, residential status and contact information.
Letter from employer or sponsoring organization in the US, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant’s status/position held in the company, clearly stating the purpose of visit to France. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in France.
Valid health/accidental/repatriation insurance with full international coverage.
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