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Does a foreigner need a visa to come to France?

It all depends on your nationality and the length of your stay.

You can check if you need a visa by using the Visa Assistant service.
Please note that all the information concerning Visa on our website are assembled with care, but do not have an official or legal liability.
For that, the corresponding embassy or any other official administrative office has to be contacted.

These websites provide information on how to navigate each step of your visa application process: | The official website for visa application to France#

Your situation
You are replying to invitations and requests from your partners in France. You want to attend or participate in seminars or conferences related to your professional activity.

Your visa
You will be issued a short-stay visa valid for the Schengen area or a French non-European territory depending on your destination. It will allow you to visit France for the duration of your visit, which must not exceed 90 days.

Your supporting documentation
To obtain your visa, you must demonstrate or prove the link between your professional activity and the purpose of your trip. The required supporting documents related to your personal and professional situation are indicated in the visa wizard.

Examples of supporting documents:
• The request letter, or the invitation from your correspondent in France accurately describing the activity, the purpose, the duration and the location of the meeting, seminar or conference;
• Confirmation or admission cards to seminar or conference;
• Confirmation and address of hotel reservation.

For any invitation letter please contact us :