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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How should I do mobile data and voice calls in France? [duplicate]

I'm going to be in France for about a month this summer and I'm trying to work out how set up my phone. I will be staying in a house with WiFi most of the time, and not making many phone calls, maybe ...
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Accepted student with long sejour visa (OFII) to France, but arriving as tourist

I have been accepted as student for the 2013 January intake. Since the “lettre de attestation” says the program will start by the 4th of January I suppose my visa will be valid just before the program ...
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Traveling to France before date of the long sejour visa

I would like to travel to France before the starting date of my long sejour visa. I thought it will be no problem since I can travel to the Schengen only with my passport without asking any permission ...
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What’s the cost of Road tolls from Calais to Copenhagen by car? [on hold]

I'm travelling by car from Calais to Copenhagen and would appreciate advice in relation to the cost of road tolls from anyone who’s done this recently.
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Passport stamp - France Study Visa and Stopover in Spain

It's my first time traveling to Europe, so I don't know very well all the process with immigration. I have a Type D Visa (Study) for France, and I'm planning to go to Geneva as my final destination (...
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Is there a website with historical temperatures and weather data?

I am interested in hiking this fall in France and camping along the way. In order to figure what gear I need to pack to camp (particularly for the sleeping bag), I would like to know what temperatures ...
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Finding a notary in France / Italy

I sometimes need to have documents notarized while travelling abroad. How can I find a notary in a foreign country? The U.S. embassies and consulates will notarize things for me, but this is ...
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Schengen and Canada - Order of obtaining Visas

I am from India and I am going to start my undergrad degree in Canada this fall. Before going to Canada, I plan to stop in Paris for 4 days and then continue with my trip to Canada. My question here ...
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What is the difference between Eurostar first class and French TGV first class?

I've checked the costs of first class travel by high speed train in France and to UK. According to pictures, first class seats in the Eurostar and TGV look similar in terms of legroom and width, while ...
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What is the 'common practice' when crossing English Channel (la Manche) regarding missed boats and unused returns?

Because flights during the Christmas period are very expensive (especially when multiplied x4 for the whole family) we intend to drive, take a lot of toys / clothes to be donated and have the car to ...
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which country should i apply schenghen visa [duplicate]

I will be staying in France for 7.5 days and Spain for 9.5 days. I will go to France first and fly out of Spain. Main purpose is tourism. which country should I apply schenghen visa from?
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What happens if a person is deported to a country that previously refused asylum? [closed]

What will happen in the following scenario: You seek asylum at a European country Rejected Travel to another country Seek asylum Based on the concept of first country of asylum, you get caught and ...
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How happily will taxis cross the triple-point borders around Basel?

I am looking at travelling to Basel, Switzerland early next week (Tuesday). It would appear that hotels are very hard to come by at a reasonable price, so I am looking at staying in Mulhouse in nearby ...
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Arriving in France before the start of a Student Visa. Can I go to the UK and come back to France?

I'm American and currently applying for a Student Long Stay Visa in France (>90 days; it's a 2 year Master's program). My visa appointment with the consulate is in mid-July. My school starts on ...
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How do I know if the visa is ready for pick up?

I submitted my France visa application 10 days ago. And I have a receipt with a tracking number that looks like this: MONT/010857/0390/03 I was asked to log in to this website to check the status. ...
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Transit ( Air side) between terminal 2 to terminal 3 in CDG airport [closed]

Arriving from Chicago at Charles De Gaulle(CDG, Paris) terminal 2 and transit to terminal 3 and catch a flight to Tunisia. Have 3 hours in between. Appreciate indicating any experience. Want to ...
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How can a private person put a SNCF train ticket on hold to combine it with its return journey later?

I usually travel to France for a weekend once or twice a year. Most of the time by train, the Netherlands to Paris by Thalys and Paris to wherever I go often by TGV and then the return journey a ...
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Is it possible to buy a train ticket CDG airport to Paris truly online?

Next week, I am landing in Paris CDG airport and an hour later I have to be at Gare du Nord. Therefore, I wanted to buy a ticket in advance to get from the airport to Gare du Nord as quickly as ...
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entry/exit by train - UK/Schengen [duplicate]

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from Paris to Manchester next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and ...
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Schengen visa for my wife and kids

I am planning to visit Paris/France for 10 days. I have valid schengen business visa however my wife and kids have no schengen visa. Since they are going to apply for tourist visa do I need to mention ...
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Traveling while waiting for french residence permit

I moved to France last year and Im still waiting for my titre de sejour, I have a valid récépisse and I know this is not a valid document to travel (back) to France. I have ( after asking more than a ...
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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. I am currently travelling in france and need some legal advice. Is there an ...
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Schengen visa Czech Republic travel to France

I have a valid Schengen visa for the Czech Republic for business. I now need to travel this time from my home country to France. Will the same Schengen visa be valid?
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Currency used in Switzerland and France [closed]

I will be travelling to Métabief, France in the coming weekends. Currently I am in a dilemma. As I will be landing in Geneva Airport in Switzerland, I need to take public transport in Switzerland so ...
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Is is entry to the Louvre still free for British residents or is Brexit effective as of now?

I am not sure if Brexit is effective which would mean we can no longer get into the Louvre museum in Paris free with an EU passport, instead and having to pay the €15/17 euros. I want to visit today ...
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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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Returnable deposit French campsite

I've recently booked a campsite in southern France and paid €50 to hold the booking. I have now been told by the campsite that I need to pay an extra €100 returnable deposit now and the other €30 for ...
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Is American Express widely accepted in France?

I'm going to be in France — mainly cities, especially Paris and Brest — for about a month this summer and the only credit card I have without ridiculous foreign fees is AMEX. How much can I count on ...
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Can I travel to Italy with home office travel document (Refugees with ILR) from the UK?

I am planning to travel to Italy then travel through Italy to Switzerland, France, Belgium, and then to Netherlands via train and get back to the UK from Netherlands via airport. I will spend 2-3 ...
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Can I enter France with Romanian residence permit as a non EU?

I have a travel document issued by Israel, I don’t have an Israeli passport yet I’m a student in Romania and I have work/student residence permit, I traveled before to Schengen countries with no ...
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Combining Navigo Pass with an SNCF point to point ticket outside Île-de-France

We will be travelling on an SNCF Intercités service from Paris. We both have Paris Navigo passes, one weekly pass and one monthly pass, both of which will be valid on the day of travel. The service we ...
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Where to stay in Paris for easy access to Palaiseau? [closed]

I will attend an event at Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau from Monday to Friday. The event will take place between 8am to 10pm, but some days it takes shorter (like until 5:30 pm). I may also have ...
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One-way train from Paris to Barcelona [closed]

I'm traveling with my fiance this summer (early August) for 10 days, five in Paris and five in Barcelona. We already have flights and hotels set up, and wanted to take the train from Paris (early ...
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Crossing from UK to France and back on the same day in the same car but with different drivers

I am probably going to have to lend my French-registered car to a relative for his trip to the UK. The day he returns to France I am supposed to be driving to the UK myself in the same car. Both ...
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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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How to pay in euros from the US?

I am planning a trip to France from the US, and need to make multiple payments in € on-line, including but not limited to train tickets on https://www.oui.sncf/. Of course, the easiest way to pay ...
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Surinam nationality and Carte Sejours validity

A person with Surinam nationality and passport also have a Carte Sejours from French Guyana which is valid for 10 years. We know that that person can travel legally without any limitation of duration ...
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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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French rules for long stay visa: OFII

I was looking for somebody to guide me about the OFII rules catering to the French long stay visa. I'm going as an exchange student to Nimes, France from Delhi, India. As my stay is over 90 days, I ...
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France Visa application form online error [closed]

I have created my account online on France Visa website for form filling. But now I am unable to access my account as the website isn't able to load properly. Every time I log in, the page will take ...
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How to get from Geneva Airport to Metabief, Doubs, France by public transport?

I will be travelling to Métabief, France. My flight will arrive at Geneva Airport on 16 June (Sunday) around 7.30am. I would like to know how to get from Geneva Airport to Metabief by public ...
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Didn't get France Visa ( Schengen visa) yet but my plane leaves in two days

I'm Indian citizen with UK residence permit holder(my husband is British) we decide to visit France for this summer holidays, so i applied for my France visa as i'm not EU member but i have residence ...
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France visa and travel

I have a multiple entry short stay French visa valid for one year. I have applied for many schenghen visas before and each time the visa said “Etats Schenghen” on top. But now it says France. My ...
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Schengen Visa - Main destination [duplicate]

My friends and I are visiting the Schengen area, specifically Italy (1.5 days, 2 nights), France (3 days, 3 nights) and Belgium (3.5 days, 3 nights), in that order. Assuming that the duration of the ...
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Normandy, France: Where to see the WW2 landing craft?

I am visiting Normandy, France, more specifically the town of Bayeux. Where in vicinity (I have a car) is it possible to see landing craft used during operation Overlord on D-Day? Preferably on an ...
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France is not the main destination for my trip; could it be a reason of rejection for Schengen visa?

I applied for a Schengen visa through TLS contact for France in London. I gave two different travel plans, one in April 11 days, other one in August 3 days. My first travel plan starts with 3 days in ...
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Depositing a letter at Orly airport to be picked up by someone else

I have a problem with an important document that needs to pass from one person to another. Person A bringing the document transits Orly on Saturday evening (going through the public spaces, with ...
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Master’s in France by holding a student tier 4 visa in Uk [closed]

Current I am student in London and holding a indian passport. Now I am studying master’s (16month tier 4 student visa). My visa will finish on September 15-2019. Now I am planning to do a another ...
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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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Do I need a transit visa for South Korea? (under 24 hours)

I'm a Bangladeshi citizen who has been living in Japan for the past year on a student visa. As such, I have a valid residence card for Japan. I’m planning to travel to France, with a transit through ...