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Questions tagged [france]

Country in Western Europe known for food, culture, and architecture, with a Mediterranean coast and Paris as its capital and largest city.

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Can I travel to France without a visa?

My husband is British and I am a Gambian holding a Uk residents permit. We want to go to France for a holiday, can we go without me having a visa?
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Can I expect problems after entering Schengen through main destination but leaving from another state?

I have been issued my first Schengen visa (7 days) so please excuse my lack of understanding. Visa label says it is valid for ESTADOS SCHENGEN. I applied via Spain as I am to attend a conference ...
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France Schengen Refusal

Good day, i posted about my third schengen refusal a couple weeks ago and i was advised to consult an immigration lawyer. I contacted one i found on the France embassy website who is an attorney in ...
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Entering France before long sejour visa [duplicate]

I would like to travel to France before the starting date of my long sejour visa (type D). I am Canadian, so I am usually able to visit France without a explicit tourist visa. Can I enter France as a ...
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Traveling with a residence card

I have a French scientific residence card which will expire in 31 January 2019. I want to travel France for one week before the expiry date. I am wondering if it is possible to reserve a ticket? will ...
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How do I know if my visa application is approved

I had applied for France visa two months ago. I had been asked to provide a document after a month or so. I have not yet obtained the requested document, though, had notified the visa center. Today, I ...
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France Visa - Purpose of stay for college visit

I am going to visit paris next month for my school 42 check in. I need to be present there just for 2 hours , its an introduction class.I will return to my country the very next day. While applying ...
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Citizens Advice Bureau France

In the UK we have an agency called the Citizen's Advice Bureau, they give free advice to people regarding legal matters. Is there an equivalent in France (free, "starter" legal advice)?
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Can I travel on a passport that found after reporting it to the police as lost?

My girlfriend and I are supposed to travel from Paris to London on Friday and come back a few days later. My girlfriend lost her passport in August and declared it to the French police. She found it ...
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Can my daughter visit Germany on her Type D Schengen visa issued by France? [duplicate]

I know this has been asked a few times, I'm just trying to confirm that my understanding is correct. According to this answer, she should be able to travel to Germany for a short holiday on her ...
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Belgium to Spain road trip through France next week. What should I be aware of considering the riots and rumours of impending revolution? [duplicate]

Next Friday, I'm going on a 3 day road trip to Spain, and then will stay there for 3 weeks. I will come back in the first week of January. The problem is that because of the Gilets Jaunes, France is ...
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I want an invitation letter so I can go to Paris [closed]

I am a fashion designer from Nigeria. I really want to travel around the world, but I just don't know how to go about it. I really want to start by going to Disneyland.
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Why do I keep getting short duration schengen visas?

Ive never been refused any schengen visas I applied for but I keep getting very short Visas validities. The first Schengen Visa I got was 4 days visa from France and the 2nd one was 3 weeks from ...
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Should I postpone my trip to Paris in 2nd week of Jan in light of recent protests?

I’ve a date and I really waited long to make this happen. My gifrfriend is a bit worried about the security issue in Paris. Which locals think that the media is exagerrating the issue and the issue is ...
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Do I need a new visa to return to France after having spent over 90 days in the past year there?

I'm a US citizen. I was in France for 9 months with a student visa that expired this past July. I also had a "titre de séjour" (residency permit) that has expired. In March, I might return to France ...
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Grace period for Schengen visa

I have a valid Schengen visa for 90 stay of duration valid form 21/09/2018 to 19/03//19. Is there any grace period associated to Schengen visa? This is because my flight back home is on the 94th day ...
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Schengen Visa single entry 180 days rule

I understand the 90/180 days rule for multiple entry. I am from a Non-European country My question is, what if I apply for a single entry visa to France, stay there for 10 days & then come back to ...
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Canker sores after visiting Nigeria

I went on a business trip in Lagos, Nigeria for 2 weeks with colleagues. After coming back to Paris, France, 3 of us are having canker sores. Mine appeared about 2 days after coming back, I don't ...
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In 2011, could a UK visa holder go to France without a French visa? [duplicate]

In 2011, could a Bangladeshi citizen, with a Bangladeshi passport and a valid UK visa, enter France without needing an additional French visa?
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France Schengen visa

I'd like to get some advice on a short stay visa to France as I have been invited for an event in Paris. I'm a Sri Lankan national living in Saudi Arabia with my husband and two-year-old son. I'm ...
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Ercan airport and France visa [duplicate]

We are Indian citizens who visited Cyprus this year. Entered through Larnaca and left from Ercan. Our passports were duly stamped at both ports. Now I want to apply for a visa at the French embassy. ...
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Port of entry for Schengen Long Stay Student Visa [closed]

I have a query regarding my long stay student visa. I am going to apply for my long stay student visa for france from a non-eu country but I wish to enter Sweden first and stay for 10 days with a ...
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Does a refugee settled in Canada need a visa for France?

I have a permanent resident card of Canada and I do have a refugee travel document, Do i need a visa to travel to France and stay less then 30 days for vacation?
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Pakistani passport holder having two visas of UK and Schengen going from France to London on train

I am Pakistani passport holder and having visit visa for the UK (still 4 months left to end). I am back in Pakistan and going to apply for a Schengen visa. I want to ask that can I still travel from ...
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Invitation letter for Schengen short term visitor visa

My mother in law (Chinese) will be visiting myself and my wife in the UK over Christmas. She currently holds a visa for the UK so that's not a problem. She's applying for a Schengen visa and I was ...
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I'm a UK Citizen, my Non-EU/EEA wife's parent wants to visit France with us, which visa should we be applying for?

I am a UK citizen, my wife is a non-EU/EEA/Swiss Citizen who holds a UK Residence Permit. Her mother would like to visit us and travel with us to France over Christmas, my question is which visa ...
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Schengen visa confusion [duplicate]

I received my Schengen visa today from the French Embassy. I wrote in my application that I will stay for 14 days. They gave me 1 month (valid from 23-10-18 until 21-11-18) but on the side it says ...
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Dutch immigration at St Pancras intl

We are a family of 3 taking direct train from London St Pancras intl to Amsterdam which has started in April 2018. We have valid Schengen visa already and we hold Indian passports. However I have a ...
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Does a US baby born in France received the mother's visitor visa benefits?

My wife is in France with her own 1 year long stay visitor's visa. She will give birth to our daughter shortly. When the baby is born will it be subject to the 90 Schengen requirement like any other ...
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Is it required to show train ticket reservation during visa application to France

Hello I'm a student in the UK with Tier-4 visa and I'd like to apply for a Schengen visa of France via TLS Contact. As title suggests, I'd like to know whether I must present paid train ticket to ...
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Day Trip From Paris & Rome [closed]

My husband and I are taking our first trip outside the US to Paris and Rome in January (Cold I know) and we are SO excited! We have 5 full days in each city which I know isn't even enough time to ...
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Do deceased persons need to have valid identification documents in order to legally enter France?

I read on https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/01/16/ramesses-ii-passport/ (mirror): However, in order for Ramesses’ mummy to be transported to France, the long-deceased pharaoh needed to have a ...
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Interpretation of visa denial letter [closed]

I want to reapply for a student visa in France, but I do not understand why the first visa was denied. The rejection letter states that « you have not submitted sufficient evidence allowing the ...
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Applying for a second Schengen Visa within 2 months.

I visited France on a Schengen visa in September for 12 days (visa obtained in July). I would like to visit Sweden now for 5 days in October. Can I apply for another Schengen visa so soon? Do i need ...
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Tourist or Business visa for France [duplicate]

I am an international student in the US. I have a job interview invite from an organization in France. I understand that I need to obtain a short-term visa from the French consulate. I was wondering ...
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Schengen Visa - Proof of Hotel Booking and Means of Subsistence Question [duplicate]

I have looked for answers here https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/france-visa/ , but can’t find anything specific to my questions. I hope someone here can enlighten me. Thank you in advance. My father, ...
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How to find breweries in France that actually make their own beer?

I've just moved to France, and I'm in love with craft beer. However, every time I find a brasserie ("brewery"), it's 99% of the time a simple bar that has more imports than the "standard" imports (...
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Lille Metro schedule… is it 24/7?

The M1 and M2 lines in Lille, France have a confusing schedule. It's 7 days per week, but it looks like it's "running" basically 24h hours per day (minus some ten-minute delay). I never took the metro ...
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Do prefectures in France accept multiple tax stamps (timbres fiscaux) for a total amount? [closed]

This was my first application for a student residence permit in Lyon, France. At the time of the application, they informed me that the amount of tax to pay will be 49€ (For 1-year) or 79€ (For >1 ...
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Do cyclists in France have priority when crossing a road?

Specifically when the road they are crossing has bicycle signs on it, such as this crossing in Versailles: The road going horizontally (left-right) on the picture is a normal road (for cars) and the ...
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Need advice regarding traveling to UK and France

I asked my father (British Citizen) if I could come to UK to visit him this coming Christmas, but he already made plans to travel to France. He did invite me along and told me to get a Schengen visa. ...
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Help me find a book describing two specific walks across Paris, France

I once had a small book (in French) that covered two approx. half-day walks across Paris, France. One went north-to-south: it perhaps started at a science museum up north and ended at a university ...
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Botanical gardens in or close to Paris, France

I do love visiting botanical gardens. Given that inclination, where should I head for on a multi-day visit to Paris, France in late September?
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Entering through Germany on a french visa [duplicate]

I have a french student visa. I would like to know if I can fly to Germany and then take a train to France? or do I have to have France as my first entry point?
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Speeding violations in France by UK registered car

Ok now i was in France the previous weekend and was running late to make it for the euro tunnel back. So i stepped on the accelerator and drove above the speed limit. WAZE didnt show me any speed ...
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Bikes on TGV/THALYS

The official policy for bikes on the french high-speed trains is the following: compactify your bike so that it fits in a bag with size smaller than 90 x 120 cm (nothing is said about the thickness, ...
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Schengen visa for Spain and France [duplicate]

I am planning a 10-day visit to France and Spain. We will be visiting Paris first and then Barcelona and then Madrid. Which country should we apply for the visa? Our entry point is Paris and we are ...
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TGV ticket price appreciation as departure date approaches

I want to know the mechanics of how the SNCF increases their TGV fares as the departure date for a certain TGV trip approaches (or the train is getting fully booked). That question may be too broad ...
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Does the French embassy in India need booked flight tickets for a Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I am an Indian, in the process of applying for a short-term tourist visa. The documents mention the need of a pre-booked return ticket. What does the term pre-booked mean? Can I just reserve the ...
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Exchanging TGV tickets in a station other than the departure station

The terms and conditions displayed on the TGV website leave it unclear in what circumstances TGV tickets - in particular TGV leisure tickets - can be exchanged for another ticket if the exchange is to ...