Information for visa applicants

In addition to a valid passport with a visa (except for exempted nationals), every foreigner, when entering France, should be in a position to produce to the Immigration Officer the following documents:

1. Motive of stay in France:

- for tourism : hotel reservation (in the absence of a hotel reservation, the traveller has to prove that he possesses means of living of at least 120€ per day– see point 2), documents from a travel agency;

- for a professional visit: letter from the employer, invitation from a French firm or organization;

- for a private visit: "attestation d’accueil" delivered by the “mairie’’;

2. Means of living: cash, travellers cheques, international valid credit card...

3. Guaranties of return: return ticket...

A Schengen visa does not allow entrance into a French overseas territory.

Last update 19/09/2017

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