If you are a national of a European Union (EU) Member State other than France, of the European Economic Area (EEA) or of Switzerland, or a family member of a national of an EU Member State other than France, the EEA or Switzerland, specific provisions of EU law apply:
Citizens of these countries do not need a Schengen Visa to go to France: Albania (biometric passport), Andorra, Antigua et Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bosnia Herzegovina (biometric passport), Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong-Kong (blue passport only), Israel, Japan, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro (biometric passport), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, St Christopher & Nevis, San Marino, Serbia (biometric passport), Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela
EEA Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom
Short-stay or "Schengen" visas allow holders to move freely in countries in the Schengen Area for stays not exceeding 90 days per period of 6 months from your first entry to the Schengen Area. Schengen visas may be issued for one or several entries.
This type of visa is generally issued for tourism, business travel or family visits; it also allows holders to come to France for short training courses, internships or to exercise a salaried occupation, subject to getting a temporary work permit.
The French Consulate serves the requirements of France's entry clearance protocols and where visa nationals are concerned, the Embassy needs to substantiate:
The presentation of these documents in their original form will not guarantee the success of an application as the Embassy may still request additional documents to satisfy their reasons to allow entry to their country.
Nationals from the following countries should take into consideration the longer visa application processing time when booking travel itineraries:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Belarussian, Burma, Burundi, Colombia, Congo(Zaire), Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, North Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe
The French embassy's processing time for the above passport holders/nationals is 2-3 weeks.
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