Can I travel to France with my wife and child? I have a British passport and so does our daughter, however my wife has a UK stateless travel document. We are looking to travel this Christmas to her parents' house, because they have not seen the child yet.

Can we travel without a visa for my wife with her UK stateless travel document?


Here's what the French consulate general has to say:

The foreign spouse of a EU national enter France without visa if holding:

  • A valid travel document ;
  • A valid UK residence permit with the endorsement "family member of EEA national" (this endorsement is compulsory to be visa exempted);
  • and if they are joining or travelling with the EU national.

Attention: To avoid unnecessary problems whilst travelling it is advisable to carry along evidence of family relationship.

It seems to be immaterial that the travel document is not a passport, as long as it is valid.

  • See also travel.stackexchange.com/q/8738/46 which includes "if granted, a stateless persons' document is normally valid for travel to all countries" – Kate Gregory Dec 8 '14 at 15:49
  • Thank you so much, so we should not have any problems travelling. – Greg14 Dec 8 '14 at 16:00
  • @Greg14 In particular she needs to bring both her travel document and UK residence permit. – Michael Hampton Dec 9 '14 at 13:33

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