Questions tagged [french-citizens]

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Can a French citizen fly from France to the USA with a green card, but no passport?

I live in the US where I have a green card. I am in France (of which I am a citizen) and I lost my passport. Can I just use my green card to fly back to the US?
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As a French citizen, how long can I travel through Canada?

I would like to visit Canada for a long time, as it is a large country and I have time. I am a French citizen and I could not find a Canadian authoritative source that states the maximum duration of ...
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Which European countries accept an expired national French ID?

I am French and I have a national ID card that expired recently. France extended the validity of this card and it is now valid for 15 years (instead of 10). Many European countries (the EU I think) ...
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May I wwoof or exchange work for a bed in a hostel in Costa Rica as a tourist?

I am wondering about the rules for WWOOFing (working in an organic farm for a part of the day in exchange for a bed and sometimes a breakfast/multiple meals) or work exchange (same thing but for other ...
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Is there an ATM at the Si Phan Don/Stung Treng border?

I want to cross from Laos to Cambodia at the border located between Si Phan Don (the 4000 islands) on the Lao side and Stung Treng on the Cambodian side. I have no precise idea of how much the visa ...
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Dubai (UAE) visa requirements when staying in the airport for a French citizen? [duplicate]

I have read that, at the time of writing (2013), UAE visas are: 96-Hour : Valid for passengers in transit Tourist : Maximum 30 days Visit : Maximum 90 days But I am only connecting flights, so I ...
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Visa to Russia: tourist or business?

I am a French citizen going to Russia for a 6 day scientific conference. I have an official invitation letter (all in Russian) from the organizers, I have booked hotel and plane, and I am now looking ...
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Transit visa in India for a French Citizen?

As a French person, I booked a ticket from CountryA to Delhi, and another ticket (other company/agent) from Delhi to CountryB. CountryA → Delhi → CountryB → Delhi → CountryA Do I need a visa to ...
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Re-entering France with an American passport

I am currently in France with my 18 year old son. We live in the US. We both have American passports and I also have a French passport. My son is waiting for a "Certificate of French Citizenship" from ...
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Dual nationality : ESTA and non ESTA citizen with one valid nonimmigrant USA visa

I have dual French/Honduran nationality. I'm living in France, and I'll be soon traveling to Honduras for holidays. My flight will go through the US (One night stay). My Honduran passport has a valid ...
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Visit the UK with an expired French identity card

I am French. Can I enter Britain with an expired French identity card ?
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Tibet: visas requirements in 2015

I'm am European (French) and plan a holiday in Tibet. Considering the political circumstances, I assume I need to apply for a visa to stay there for 3 weeks, is this correct? If yes, what's the ...
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If a dual French-American citizen wants to visit Australia, should he use the eVisitor or ETA visa?

Australia has a number of visa options for visitors. Americans have access to the ETA system, while EU citizens have access to the eVisitor system. I'm having trouble telling the difference, besides ...
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J-1 visa and Visa Waiver Program during grace period

I am a French national and currently working in the US under a J-1 visa. This visa will expire on May 30. I intend to leave the US to travel to Central America and Mexico, then to re-enter the country ...
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Do I need an airport transit visa in Seoul

I will be flying Korean Air from Phnom Pehn (Cambodia) to Seoul (South Korea), then Air France to Paris. I will have to go through Korean Immigration. I am a French citizen. Do I need an airport ...
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May a French citizen obtain a visa for Vietnam while in the country during the visa “free” 15 days?

As a French citizen I can enter Vietnam without a visa for a stay that doesn't exceed 15 days. Is it possible during those 15 days to get a visa while already in the country?
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ESTA or visa for a French citizen born in Iraq

I am a French citizen (born in irak) but I don't have any Iraqi paper (passport, identity card) and I am not an Iraqi citizen either. can I still come to the USA? And should I apply for an ESTA? ...
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Used VWP only for transit, now want to enter US for 90 days

I'm a French citizen with an approved ESTA. I was flying from Thailand to Mexico with a 7hr transit in LA (had to go through border control and get a stamp). Indeed left US after a few hours. I stay ...
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As a French citizen in Canada on a student visa, do I need an ESTA to transit the US?

I am a French citizen with a French passport, currently living in Montreal (Canada). I am going to Guadeloupe (French Caribbean region) transiting via New York. I am taking a bus from Montreal to ...
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Can my spouse with EEA Family Permit (UK) travel visa-free to France (my country of citizenship)?

I am a French national residing in the U.K. with my non-EU husband. He is here on an EEA Family Permit, and will apply for the residency card when it expires (but U.K. website even says the residency ...
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Change to declared length of stay while in Canada for a visa-exempt visitor

I am a French citizen who came to Canada on the Waiver program one and a half months ago for travelling. Before I arrived I booked a return flight two months after my arrival and I communicated to the ...
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Overstayed visa J1, now coming back for vacations (2 weeks)

I am a French national and I have done 2 consecutive J1 stays (1 year each). The first one was fine, and during the 2nd one I overstayed for about 1 month. Now, 2 years later, I want to go back to ...
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Do I need a return flight for all airlines to go to Argentina?

I am planning to travel through Latin America from the beginning of November onward. My first destination would be Buenos Aires. However, it seems most airlines need you to get a return flight so as ...
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French student in Canada: going back home from NYC

I'm French, and I will continue my studies in Montreal during the next 3 years. Next year, I will go back to France for holidays, and I would like to take my flight from NYC. What are the ...
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Baby with passport from different country than his parents

I will travel with my family, we all have French passports but our 4 months old kid has a US passport and has the same lastname than us. We have his US birth certificate as well. Will we have any ...
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French citizen with Canadian residency to go to the US for the day

As a French citizen, living in Canada with a permanent residency, what kind of visa do I need if I want to go in the US for a day (or may be a few days)? I also have a Canadian driving license, it ...
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If I get denied at the border (US) and I travel with my gf, are we both returned?

I will soon go to the US and might get denied (so then returned), but I am travelling with my GF and she has no reason to get denied but we are on the same ESTA and I bought the tickets for both of us....
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Backpacking with visa B2 in USA

I have quit my job recently to travel the world in a few months. I am planning to visit the USA as my first step and would like to stay there for at least 4 months. So I have applied for a tourist ...
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EU (French) citizens want to visit China

My GF and I are planning to visit Hong Kong and mainland China in a month time. My GF is a French citizen, therefore she needs a L visa (if I'm not mistaken). I found this one here. I'm a holder the ...
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Can't French citizens in the United States apply to a Chinese L (tourist) visa through an agency?

Applications for a Chinese L (tourist) visas in the United States can't be mailed directly to the Chinese Embassy/Consulate. As a result, many people use third-party agencies who accept applications ...
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Visiting US for business purpose, can trip expenses be reimbursed on US bank account?

I have an American bank account because I was under a student visa working for a US company last year. Then I came back to France and continued working for this company through a PEO. (i.e. I'm ...
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Overstay penalties in Philippines [closed]

I'm a French citizen, I'm already in Philippines for 36 months. Normally I have to leave on September 17, 2018, means today. For personal reasons I'll be probably late, then I have to do my ECC. How ...
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Where can I stay once I get a private visa invitation from my Russian friend [duplicate]

When my Russian friend invites me to Russia, will he have to specify that I (the person coming to visit) will have to stay at his personal residence? Can that be specified as elsewhere (such as an ...
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Spouse have French and Swedish nationality which residence permit non EU should apply? [closed]

I am non EU, we did marriage in Sri Lanka. My wife having Swedish passport now working in France, so I applied my long stay Visa application as a spouse of European National, to live in France, they ...
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Visa for China for French citizen in the US

I'm a French citizen and I'm currently living in New York City with a 3 years work visa and would like to visit China for a week in October. Can I apply for a tourism visa from the US (New York) ...
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What are the visa requirements of Malaysia for French citizens in 2015?

Must I have a Visa at all? I yes, can I get a Visa on arrival (at the airport if arriving by plane, or at the border if arriving by bus/train) ?
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Driving in France with US driving license only (French driving license being kept in some French Consulate)

I live in Massachusetts, USA. I will go to California, USA one month in June, then go to France in July. I need to drive in these 3 places. As a French citizen, I have a US driving license and my ...
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Flying from Stockholm to Paris via Istanbul with French National ID Card

Since I won't have my French passport, I'll have to fly from Stockholm (ARN) to Paris (CDG) via Istanbul (IST) with my French National ID card. I called the Swedish police and Turkish Airlines who ...
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Traveling to Mexico for a few & back to LA under Visa Waiver with a French Passport

I am in Los Angeles for the last 2 months under the visa waiver & would love to go for 4 days to Mexico & back to Los Angeles. MY departure is on the 6th sept from LA. I hold a french passport....
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Does starting a working visa in Canada reset my ESTA? [closed]

I obtained a working visa for Canada for two years to start between April 2015 and April 2016. I am planning to work in Montreal. I am presently visiting friends in Vermont, and have been here 60 ...
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Can foreigners (French) buy land/house in Taiwan to have a foothold? [closed]

Me and my brother have been traveling to Taiwan several times now, and we are discussing about buying some flat or land there. So we have our own place to stay and invite some friends. Some taiwanese ...
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French citizen visiting Canada through USA

So to explain my situation the best I can. I'm currently residing in the USA (ESTA visa) and I'm planning on moving to Canada for a week or so to do job interviews and whatnot before moving for good. ...
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How can a child with one Chinese parent but with a French passport leave China?

My son has one parent who is Chinese, but he has only a French passport in which he has an exit/entry permit for China which his father got for him. However, according to the father, the child cannot ...
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Applying for tax refund in France for an item that have been bought by Frenchman

I am a South Korean citizen traveling in France for a few days. I want to go to a store that participates in the tax-free scheme (namely Louis Vuitton Paris) so that I can apply for tax refund in ...
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My ESTA application is pending and I forgot to put my middle name

I'm French and just applied for ESTA. My application is pending and I just realized I forgot to put my middle name. Should I be worried?