REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVEL TO FRANCE / EUROPE 2019
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.
Travel requirements to Europe have changed
All foreign nationals wishing to travel to France must be able to present at the border the regulatory supporting documents relating to the purpose of their stay, means of subsistence and accommodation conditions.
As a general rule, unless exempted, a visa is required. To get information, prepare and submit your visa application or to follow up your visa application, connect to France-visas, the official visa website for France.
Thanks to its wizard, France-visas allows you to determine, depending on your situation, whether you need a visa and what type of visa you need. It will also indicate the supporting documents to be attached to the application and the applicable fee.
Once you have completed the online application, all you have to do is submit your documents to your visa center. France-visas will provide you with all the information you need to know who to contact and how to submit the application.
Family members of a citizen of EU Member States, EEA or Switzerland who wish to apply for a “family member of a citizen of the Union” residence card must contact the competent French prefecture to submit the residence card application within three months of their entry into French territory.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A VISA FOR FRANCE IN THE RD.
Citizens of European Union countries, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, can travel to the United Kingdom without a visa, for short stays (up to 180 days). As of October 1, 2021, a valid passport, valid for the entire duration of the stay in the UK, will be required, except in the cases indicated in the official UK government guide.
Check well in advance at the UK consulate or embassy which documents (visas or permits) must be presented at the border by citizens of non-EU countries, whether or not they are family members of EU citizens.
British citizens may enter the European Union, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, without a visa for visits of up to 90 days, in any 180-day period. Days visiting Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania do not count towards the above 90 days. Required documentation:
Health pass for travelers in France
France’s eTA Canada visa is not optional, but a mandatory requirement for all French citizens traveling to the country for short stays. Before traveling to Canada, the traveler must ensure that the validity of the passport is at least three months after the intended date of departure.
An online application form can be completed in as little as five (5) minutes. Applicants are required to enter information on their passport page, personal details, their contact details such as email and address, and employment details. The applicant must be in good health and have no criminal record.
Once the fees have been paid, processing of the eTA application begins. Canada eTA is sent by email. The Canada visa for French citizens will be sent by email, after they have completed the online application form with the required information and once the online credit card payment has been verified. In very rare circumstances, if additional documentation is required, the applicant will be contacted prior to approval of the Canada eTA.