You will need a French Business Visa if you are responding to invitations and requests from your French partners, or if you wish to visit or participate in trade fairs, seminars, or conferences associated with your professional activity in France.

Depending on your destination, you must apply for a short-stay Schengen visa valid for the Schengen area or French non-European territory. It allows you to enter France for up to 90 days.

 

Short-term visa

Typically, this visa is provided for tourism, business, or family visits.

It is also provided to those entering France to participate in brief training courses, internships, conferences, and business meetings or to engage in remunerated activities (in whatever form) for up to 90 days.

 

What is a universal Schengen visa for short stays?

This is a visa issued by a member state of the Schengen Area for transit or stay in part or all of the Schengen area. It cannot exceed 90 days within any consecutive 180-day period. The visa in the appropriate travel document lists the territories the holder is authorized to remain.

A Member State may request that other Member States consult it upon receipt of visa applications from nationals of specific third countries or specific groups of such nationals.

The visa is valid for multiple entries.

 

Your supporting documentation

You must demonstrate or prove the connection between your professional activity and the goal of your trip to acquire a visa.

The request letter, summons, or invitation from your correspondent in France that accurately describes the activity, purpose, duration, and location of the meeting, seminar, or conference are examples of supporting documents.

Alternatively, admission tickets to trade shows or conferences;

Failing this is a promise by the welcoming organization or business to cover any expenses incurred by the visitor during their stay.

 

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