The French Tourist Visa is valid for up to 90 days from entry into the Schengen Area. It permits to travel in France and the Schengen Area under the same rules. The traveler’s passport will be affixed with a sticker indicating that they are permitted to stay and travel in the nation.
What features are associated with a French tourist visa?
As a member of the Schengen Area, France observes the regulations for obtaining a tourist visa as decided by the area’s 26 member states. A “Schengen Visa” is the name given to the tourist visa offered by France to citizens of non-Schengen nations. It could be either a single-entry or multiple-entry visa.
Depending on your visa, you may stay in one or many countries if you do not exceed 90 days in the Schengen Area. After 90 days, the passenger must depart the Schengen Area in every situation.
Who requires a French tourist visa?
You require a French tourist visa if you are a foreign national from a country outside of the Schengen Area.
However, many nations have signed agreements with the Schengen Area, exempting their residents from the visa requirement. Check your circumstances before applying for a visa; for example, EU residents traveling to France do not require a tourist visa.
How can I get a tourist visa?
You must apply for a tourist visa at the consulate of your country of residence or the associated visa application centre.
This is the situation if you apply for a tourist visa for France from Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. If not, you must schedule an appointment to submit your visa application at the consular district of the French embassy in your country of residence or one of the French consulates.
Which documents are required to apply for a French tourist visa?
Each visa application for France or a country inside the Schengen Area is unique, so each passenger must apply for a visa. They must also apply if they are traveling with a minor.
The following documents are necessary when applying for a France tourist visa:
- A filled out and signed visa application
- France visa application form (French)
- France visa application (English)
- Your travel itinerary, including dates, flight numbers, and hotel reservations
- Schengen Visa health insurance that covers medical expenses and repatriation
- The reason for your stays, such as an invitation letter from the person you intend to visit or a confirmation from your travel agent
- Proof of subsistence (paystubs, cash…)
- Evidence of accommodation
You should apply to the French consulate no more than six months before your departure date.
Can I work on a tourist visa in France?
If you have been granted a French tourist visa, you are not permitted to work in France or any other Schengen nation.
A tourist visa does not permit you to stay in France or the Schengen Area for an extended time.
You will require a Type D long-term visa if you wish to work in France.