Do i need a visa to travel to france

Visa for France


If you are interested in traveling to Paris, and you need to know what documentation you need to travel, in this article we are going to explain the necessary documentation to travel to Paris. We have divided the section into documentation for EU citizens and for non-EU residents, focusing on Latin American residents.

If you are an EU citizen, the security measures are the same as for all travelers. The basic security measures for hand luggage in a customs control is not to carry soaps, creams, or cosmetic products in bottles that exceed 100ml, that is, each item must be less than 100ml. These items must be inside a plastic bag with a “zipper” closure, like the ones you can buy to freeze food. This security system is performed upon arrival at the airport and long queues are usually organized, for this reason, and to avoid missing the flight with the wait, it is advisable to be at the airport in advance (especially if you check luggage).

French Embassy Appointment

Depending on your nationality, your situation and the length of your stay, you will need to obtain a visa to continue your studies or research in France or to return after obtaining your diploma.

If you are not a citizen of a country of the European Economic Area (EU countries and Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) or Switzerland, and depending on your nationality, you must obtain a student visa to study in France even if your stay is less than 3 months.

There are two types of visas for short stays: the “short stay for studies” visa (court séjour pour études) and the “student competition” visa (étudiantconcours) which is requested if you have been summoned by a French institution to take an exam or an interview.

Remember that citizens of some non-European countries are exempt from visa requirements if their stay is less than 90 days. See the article “Student visa for short stays” for more information on this topic.

How much does the visa for France cost?

Appointments for SCHENGEN visa applications (up to 90 days, only for citizens of countries without Schengen Agreement – Chilean citizens do NOT require SCHENGEN visa) must be scheduled via the Appointment System.

Official invitation letter or document from the organizer of the cultural/sporting/vocational/educational/research event or letter of acceptance from the university/institution in the destination country with stamp and signature.

The VIS is a system for the exchange of visa data between Schengen member states with the aim of streamlining visa processing procedures, facilitating external border controls and increasing security, also for the applicant.

Requirements for travel to france 2022

By virtue of the Tourist Visa Exemption Agreement in force between Argentina and France, Argentine citizens holding ordinary passports do not require a visa to enter France for tourism purposes, for stays not exceeding 90 days (within a period of 180 calendar days). This period is applicable to the entire Schengen area.

The visa exemption does not exempt from the immigration verification carried out at the point of entry into France where the Argentine citizen must prove his/her tourist status. For this purpose, the following documentation must be presented at the time of entry into France:

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