Schengen visa
France

France visa

 
Schengen visas, made easy. We help you understand requirements, gather the correct documents, and prepare for the interview.
Schengen visa - travel document that allows a person to enter the Schengen zone for a designated period of time.

Schedule Q & A call
VisaHQ specialist will answer all your questions and help you get started
Complete our online visa application form
VisaHQ pre-checks information to ensure smooth processing
VisaHQ online consultation
VisaHQ will proofread the application and assist with assembling the paperwork
Pre-check documents
Submit the online form and upload copies of supporting documents for specialist to review
Print out application kit
Complete set of forms and instructions, agent assistance available
Visit the Consulate
You are fully prepared! Take the application kit to the consulate to apply in person with confidence
VisaHQ provides phone or in person assistance
Get your visa delivered!
We do our best to get you on your way as quickly as possible
France

France tourist visa application, requirements, price, and processing time

Having to get a visa to France takes all the fun out of traveling.
We are here to get it back. Just apply online below and let us do the rest

Your travel destination 
Visa type
Visa Validity
Your citizenship
living in
Need help?Chat with us
Call us 7 days a week:  Call us 7 days a week: 
Call us 7 days a week

Call us FREE

7 days a week
Short-term travel visas
Long-term visas & Immigration
 
Apply online
Mail documents
Receive a visa
Expert in France visa services since 2003, VisaHQ is a private visa agency, not affiliated with the government of France. VisaHQ provides expediting services for visa to France and charges a service fee. See how we compare in the 90 seconds video 
  • n
    Tourist visa
    not required
  • n
    Business visa
    not required
A visa is not required for this destination.

Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180-days period.

Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 180-days period.

Register your trip with the US Department of State!
Be informed.
Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
Be safe.
Help the US Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
Be in touch.
Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.
  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity after your intended departure from the Schengen Area and at least 2 blank visa pages. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a copy of letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, including: name, address, and registration number with the Department of Education in France, full payment of tuition, duration of the program, subjects of study, and hours per week of study, which must be at least 20.

  • Financial Support. Proof of financial means, at least $700 USD per month of stay. Accepted forms: A letter from the school in France assuming full financial responsibility during your stay, proof of financial aid or scholarship, personal bank statements, or a notarized letter from the parents or legal guardians guaranteeing support. Please follow notarization instructions.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity after your intended departure from the Schengen Area and at least 2 blank visa pages. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a copy of letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, including: name, address, and registration number with the Department of Education in France, full payment of tuition, duration of the program, subjects of study, and hours per week of study, which must be at least 20.

  • Financial Support. Proof of financial means, at least $700 USD per month of stay. Accepted forms: A letter from the school in France assuming full financial responsibility during your stay, proof of financial aid or scholarship, personal bank statements, or a notarized letter from the parents or legal guardians guaranteeing support. Please follow notarization instructions.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity after your intended departure from the Schengen Area and at least 2 blank visa pages. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a copy of letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, including: name, address, and registration number with the Department of Education in France, full payment of tuition, duration of the program, subjects of study, and hours per week of study, which must be at least 20.

  • Financial Support. Proof of financial means, at least $700 USD per month of stay. Accepted forms: A letter from the school in France assuming full financial responsibility during your stay, proof of financial aid or scholarship, personal bank statements, or a notarized letter from the parents or legal guardians guaranteeing support. Please follow notarization instructions.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity after your intended departure from the Schengen Area and at least 2 blank visa pages. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a copy of letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, including: name, address, and registration number with the Department of Education in France, full payment of tuition, duration of the program, subjects of study, and hours per week of study, which must be at least 20.

  • Financial Support. Proof of financial means, at least $700 USD per month of stay. Accepted forms: A letter from the school in France assuming full financial responsibility during your stay, proof of financial aid or scholarship, personal bank statements, or a notarized letter from the parents or legal guardians guaranteeing support. Please follow notarization instructions.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity after your intended departure from the Schengen Area and at least 2 blank visa pages. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a copy of letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, including: name, address, and registration number with the Department of Education in France, full payment of tuition, duration of the program, subjects of study, and hours per week of study, which must be at least 20.

  • Financial Support. Proof of financial means, at least $700 USD per month of stay. Accepted forms: A letter from the school in France assuming full financial responsibility during your stay, proof of financial aid or scholarship, personal bank statements, or a notarized letter from the parents or legal guardians guaranteeing support. Please follow notarization instructions.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity after your intended departure from the Schengen Area and at least 2 blank visa pages. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a copy of letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, including: name, address, and registration number with the Department of Education in France, full payment of tuition, duration of the program, subjects of study, and hours per week of study, which must be at least 20.

  • Financial Support. Proof of financial means, at least $700 USD per month of stay. Accepted forms: A letter from the school in France assuming full financial responsibility during your stay, proof of financial aid or scholarship, personal bank statements, or a notarized letter from the parents or legal guardians guaranteeing support. Please follow notarization instructions.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity after your intended departure from the Schengen Area and at least 2 blank visa pages. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a copy of letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, including: name, address, and registration number with the Department of Education in France, full payment of tuition, duration of the program, subjects of study, and hours per week of study, which must be at least 20.

  • Financial Support. Proof of financial means, at least $700 USD per month of stay. Accepted forms: A letter from the school in France assuming full financial responsibility during your stay, proof of financial aid or scholarship, personal bank statements, or a notarized letter from the parents or legal guardians guaranteeing support. Please follow notarization instructions.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity after your intended departure from the Schengen Area and at least 2 blank visa pages. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a copy of letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, including: name, address, and registration number with the Department of Education in France, full payment of tuition, duration of the program, subjects of study, and hours per week of study, which must be at least 20.

  • Financial Support. Proof of financial means, at least $700 USD per month of stay. Accepted forms: A letter from the school in France assuming full financial responsibility during your stay, proof of financial aid or scholarship, personal bank statements, or a notarized letter from the parents or legal guardians guaranteeing support. Please follow notarization instructions.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity after your intended departure from the Schengen Area and at least 2 blank visa pages. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a copy of letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, including: name, address, and registration number with the Department of Education in France, full payment of tuition, duration of the program, subjects of study, and hours per week of study, which must be at least 20.

  • Financial Support. Proof of financial means, at least $700 USD per month of stay. Accepted forms: A letter from the school in France assuming full financial responsibility during your stay, proof of financial aid or scholarship, personal bank statements, or a notarized letter from the parents or legal guardians guaranteeing support. Please follow notarization instructions.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity after your intended departure from the Schengen Area and at least 2 blank visa pages. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a copy of letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, including: name, address, and registration number with the Department of Education in France, full payment of tuition, duration of the program, subjects of study, and hours per week of study, which must be at least 20.

  • Financial Support. Proof of financial means, at least $700 USD per month of stay. Accepted forms: A letter from the school in France assuming full financial responsibility during your stay, proof of financial aid or scholarship, personal bank statements, or a notarized letter from the parents or legal guardians guaranteeing support. Please follow notarization instructions.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity after your intended departure from the Schengen Area and at least 2 blank visa pages. Please do NOT send your original passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of residency. Copy of driver's license, state issued ID, or major utility bill (Water, Gas, Electric, Sewage) for the most recent month, showing the applicant's name and current address.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Enrollment Letter. Please provide a copy of letter confirming your enrollment from university/college/school in the destination country, including: name, address, and registration number with the Department of Education in France, full payment of tuition, duration of the program, subjects of study, and hours per week of study, which must be at least 20.

  • Financial Support. Proof of financial means, at least $700 USD per month of stay. Accepted forms: A letter from the school in France assuming full financial responsibility during your stay, proof of financial aid or scholarship, personal bank statements, or a notarized letter from the parents or legal guardians guaranteeing support. Please follow notarization instructions.

  • Vaccination Card. A photo of your vaccination card/passport (png, jpeg)

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent photos and should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, specifically covering travel to Schengen states is required. The policy should cover all expenses for repatriation, emergency medical aid, and hospital treatment for the period of stay. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • Cover Letter. A letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose & duration of stay.

  • Unpaid itinerary. A copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please do not purchase tickets until your visa has been issued.

  • Proof of accommodation. Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France (i.e. An Evidence of a Place to Stay, such as an invitation from The Host with a Copy of His Passport or proof of sponsorship etc.)

  • Proof of Civil Status. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)

  • Proof of Financial Support. Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country, including bank records or any other supporting document showing your average monthly income.

  • Proof of residency. A completed and notarized Proof of Residency form/certificate.

VisaHQ can provide consultation services prior to your application submission. You must still schedule an appointment to submit your paperwork at your nearest consulate. All Schengen Zone visa applications must be submitted by the applicant in person.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

A visa is not required for this destination.


Sounds good! What else do I need to know while planning a trip to France?
  • First, check the current validity of your passport.

  • Second, make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.

  • Confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.

    Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to France. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country
Additional information

    Personal Visit

    required

    Appoinment

    required

    Biometrics

    required

    France tourist visas may be issued with a max stay of up to 90 days.
    The actual duration is at the discretion of the France Consulate.
    Expert in France visa services since 2003, VisaHQ is a private agency, not affiliated with the government of France. VisaHQ provides expediting services for visa to France and charges a service fee.
    • Check visa

    What people say about us

    France Visa Policy

    The visa policy of France covers the immigration rules and regulations of Mainland France in Western Europe and its overseas territories. France doesn’t have an indigenous visa policy but operates the same Schengen Policy as other countries in the Schengen Zone. This visa policy is a component of several laws that regulate the entry and exit of foreign nationals across the European Union and many other countries on the continent, excluding The Republic of Ireland, which has a separate visa policy.

    According to the Schengen policy of France and its neighbors, nationals from selected countries are allowed to enter France and its territories abroad by air, land, and sea without visas if they wish to stay for up to 90 days in 6 months. Such visitors don’t have to apply to the French embassy for a visa; they only need to apply for ETIAS approval online and receive the same visa from their registered email addresses. Those whose countries are not on the visa-exempt list must obtain a visa from the embassy or consulate before traveling to France. Some also qualify for a visa on arrival, depending on their nationality.

    Currently, 27 countries make up the Schengen Area, and France is one of them. The network consists of 23 European Union members and 4 non-European members that belong to the EFTA. However, some countries that don’t belong to the Schengen Area but partially implement the same Schengen policy are Liechtenstein, Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria, Iceland, and Switzerland. These countries have separate national policies but recognize Schengen visas issued by Schengen countries.

    Furthermore, French citizens are free to reside in other Schengen countries as permanent residents while accepting the same for citizens of other Schengen countries due to the freedom of movement and settlement policy.

    Visa Free Countries

    If you are a citizen of any of the eligible  countries, you can stay in France for 6 months, including in other Schengen countries, Romania, Cyprus, and Bulgaria.

    If you hold a residence permit issued by any other Schengen state or a visa, you can still enter France because of the same visa policy. Short Stay visas issued by other Schengen states remain valid for visits to France.

    Visa free visitors can only visit for tourism, business and transit using their status but should they wish to stay for much longer or wish to visit for any other reason they must apply for a national or Schengen visa. Visa applications should be submitted to the embassy or consulate of France abroad.

    ETIAS Visa Waiver Program For France

    The Electronic Travel Information and Authorization System is a new electronic pre-vetting program introduced by the European Union to protect all member states from harmful immigration, terrorism, and health risks. This system is already in partial operation and will become fully operational and mandatory for all visitors from visa-exempt countries coming to Europe starting in 2024. This document is solely for business, transit, tourism, and medical treatment and is only meant for short visits that will not last for more than 90 days.

    Applicants must submit a completed application form containing all their information such as their passport details, travel information and itinerary information. A scanned bio data page of their passport should accompany the application which will be processed speedily.  Successful applicants will receive the ETIAS application in their email while inconclusive applications will be forwarded to the local processing unit in France for personalized vetting. The decision makers at the local unit will then decide whether to approve or reject the application.

    ETIAS is valid for three years and is a multiple-entry document. Any eligible visitor must submit their relevant information and passport for screening and approval online. The process takes only 30 minutes or less, and you should receive feedback in that time; if you are successful, the permit will be forwarded to your email. You should note that this document is not a visa and cannot be used for long stays.

    Lastly, be informed that this document is a multiple entry document which can be used to visit not only France but other European nations that are signatory to the Schengen Agreement. Holders may also visit Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria but the total number of days spent in multiple countries should not exceed 90 days.

    France Visa Online – Get your France e-Visa with VisaHQ

    Are you planning for a short trip to France anytime soon? You may not need a visa from the French foreign mission if you are eligible for an e-visa online. Electronic visas are easy to apply for and are processed and issued electronically within 3 days or less if you use VisaHQ. Our platform has all the resources and information you will need to complete and submit your application.

    How To Apply For ETIAS With VisaHQ?

    To apply for French ETIAS, please do the following

    Fill out the ETIAS form: You must fill out the ETIAS application form on our platform with the correct entries.

    Attach your documents: Attach the bio-data page of your valid passport.

    Get Your ETIAS: After paying the application fee, submit it for processing. The system will screen your information scores from multiple security databases, and if it doesn’t trigger any alert, the approval will be sent to your email address.

    Note: If it triggers an alert, it will forward your information to the local ETIAS unit in French for further vetting, and you will receive a notification.

    Why Use VisaHQ

    • Quick application
    • First-class support services
    • Multiple online visa applications
    • Secure and transparent Platform

    Visit our application page now to apply.

    France COVID-19 travel restrictions

    • Entry is open
      Travellers no longer have any formalities to complete before arriving into mainland or overseas France, and the COVID certificate can no longer be required, irrespective of the country or area of origin.
      Prior to arrival requirements
      Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
      Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
      Upon arrival restrictions
      😷Masks are required in enclosed and small spaces, and at large gatherings for vulnerable persons due to their age; mask-wearing is no longer mandatory in establishments open to the public, nor on board maritime, river, land and air transport.
      Negative COVID-19 test upon arrival: in the event of a dangerous variant, a system requiring a negative virological test upon entering France may be reinstated for travellers arriving from countries believed to be at risk.
    Increase Your Chance to get Visa
    >85%
    Decrease Time Spent to Apply
    >2hrs
    We Assist you online and during personal visits
    24/7
    We check your Docs to be sure they're flawless
    Precheck

    Frequently Asked Questions about France visa

        France Embassy list in United States of America

        France Customs

        Import Regulations Export Regulations Health and Security Contact Customs Authorities
            French Customs contact information
            For further assistance please contact the French Customs authorities directly. They will provide the latest information about customs regulations and export-import procedures.

            • Phone


            For additional information about travel restrictions, security warnings, political updates, and basic travel guidelines, please contact the nearest French Embassy.

            ×

            Whooops! Server is in the spirit world.
            Please, try again later


            Refresh the page