doYouNeedAFrenchVisa

DO YOU NEED A FRENCH SCHENGEN VISA?

Nationals from the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Areas (EEA) do not require a visa to travel to France for tourist purposes if their stay does not exceed 90 days.

EU & EEA Countries:

Austria . Belgium . Cyprus . Czech Republic . Denmark . Estonia . Finland . Germany . Great-Britian . Greece . Hungary . Ireland . Italy . Latvia . Lithuania . Luxembourg . Malta . Netherlands . Norway . Poland . Portugal . Slovakia . Slovenia . Spain . Sweden .

Nationals from the following Non EU / EEA do not require a visa to travel to France for tourist purposes if their stay does not exceed 90 days:

Andorra . Argentina . Australia . Bermuda . Bolivia . Brazil . Brunei . Bulgaria . Canada . Chile . Costa Rica . Croatia . El Salvador . Guatemala . Honduras . Iceland . Israel . Japan . Liechtenstein . Macau . Malaysia . Mexico . Monaco . New Zealand . Nicaragua . Panama . Paraguay . Romania . San-Marino . Singapore . South Korea . Switzerland . U.S.A . Uruguay . The Vatican . Venezuela

As from June the 1st 2009, nationals from Mauritius, Seychelles, Barbados, Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Christopher and Nevis are exempted from visa for stays up to 90 days in the Schengen States and the european territories of France

As from the 2nd of Dec 2008 are allowed to enter without a visa in the DOM (Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guyana & Reunion) and COM (Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthelemy)

All other nationals are considered Visa Nationals and are required to obtain a visa in order to enter France

NATIONALITY APPLICATION EXTENDED PROCESSING TIMES:

Nationals from the following countries should take into consideration the longer visa application processing time when booking travel itineraries:

Afghanistan . Algeria . Bangladesh . Belarussian . Burma . Burundi . Colombia . Congo(Zaire) . Egypt . Indonesia . Iran . Iraq . Jordan . Kuwait . North Korea . Lebanon . Libya . Myanmar . Nigeria . Oman . Pakistan . Palestine . Philippines . Qatar . Rwanda . Somalia . Sudan . Surinam . Syria . Tunisia .United Arab Emirates . Vietnam . Yemen . Zimbabwe

The French embassy’s processing time for the above passport holders/nationals is 2 – 3 WEEKS