Getting a Visa

General information for foreign nationals with ordinary passports

All foreign nationals entering and staying on French territory must be in possession of a valid entry and stay visa, unless you are exempt from this requirement. The information below applies to foreign nationals who hold an ordinary passport.

Which foreign nationals are exempt from this visa requirement ?

Visa exemption depends on :
  • your nationality ;
  • possession of a residence permit for France or a Schengen state ;
  • the duration of your stay ;
  • where on French territory you intend to stay.

Official documents

All needed documents are available on the visa related pages.