Formal Entry Requirements

Many citizens from Schengen countries can enter and stay in France without applying for a visa. In general expats will need a valid passport for the time of stay and will need to be able to prove that they will be returning to their home country once their visa expires.

To enter France from other countries the entry requirements are the following:

  • Valid Passport or Travel document
  • Visa
  • Document describing purpose of stay
  • Funds to be able to financially support themselves
  • Repatriation Insurance
  • Documents for children under the age of 1


You must also enquire at your nearest French consulate to see if you are exempt from any visa requirements for a short term stay in France.