We do not provide services for this country.

FRENCH VISAS:

The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for France:
Citizens of the EU, the EEA and Switzerland.
Biometric passport holders of; Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British National (Overseas),Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua , New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Holy See, Seychelles, Taiwan (passport bearing identity card number), Uruguay, Montenegro, FYROM & Serbia.

If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit; Australia, Brazil, USA, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea & Venezuela

  FRANCE visa service & travel information

WE DO NOT PROVIDE SERVICES FOR THIS COUNTRY

FRENCH VISAS:

The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for France:
Citizens of the EU, the EEA and Switzerland.
Biometric passport holders of; Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British National (Overseas),Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua , New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Holy See, Seychelles, Taiwan (passport bearing identity card number), Uruguay, Montenegro, FYROM & Serbia.

If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit; Australia, Brazil, USA, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea & Venezuela

FRENCH TRANSIT VISAS:

Transit visas for france are required by all except those in direct transit by air without leaving the airport & arriving & departing from/to a non-Schengen country (except nationals of Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Bissau, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo Dem Rep, Cote d'Ivoire, Djbouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine (holders of travel documents issued by the Lebanese or Syrian authorities), Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan & Syria, Togo, Turkey, Unless they hold a valid residency permit of an EU country, Andorra, Canada, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland or United Kingdom) 

Transit without a visa is not available if any of the subsequent destinations or transit locations are a Schengen country requiring a visa. Therefore, as the passenger is entering the Schengen territory, which is a borderless territory, those nationals of countries requiring a visa for any Schengen state, which they are entering, require a visa at all times

FRENCH HEALTH:

Participants of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC scheme) which allows visitors on short-term stays to other member countries to use the public health care sector for free or reduced-cost medical treatment and emergency care.

There are currently no compulsory vaccinations required.

Recommended immunisations: Tick-Borne Encephalitis.

FRENCH WEATHER:

The north and northwest has a changeable maritime climate. Winters are mild, summers are moderate and rainfall occurs throughout the year. South Western France has a warmer summer although it can be rather wet, and winters are mild. Central and eastern areas have a more continental climate with colder winters and a warmer summers. Rainfall is usually low and tends to fall in summer. The Mediterranean coastlands have a warm/hot summer period where rainfall is scarce. Winters are usually mild although changeable cold weather can be brought by the northerly wind called the `Mistral'(which can blow at any time of the year). The mountainous areas are the wettest and coldest regions where much of the winter rain falls as snow. Summers are relatively fine although there are frequent and sudden periods of cloud and rain.

FURTHER INFORMATION FOR FRANCE:

Location of France: Europe
Local Time in France: GMT+1
Capital City of France: Paris
Population of France: 64 million
Language(s) spoken in France: French
Dialling Code for France: 33
Emergency numbers in France: Police: 17. Fire: 18. Ambulance: 15
Driving in France: Driving is on the right. National licence required. Minimum driving age is 18
Electricity in France: 220V AC 50Hz
Currency of France: Euro (EUR 1 = 100 Cents)
Notes: EUR: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500
Coins: EUR: 1, 2. Cents: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted
Opening Hours in France:
Bank: 0900-1200 & 1400-1600 Mon-Fri (some banks in Paris 1000-1700)
Office: 0900-1200 & 1400-1800 Mon-Fri
Shops: 0900-1830 Mon-Sat (some shops close between 1200-1430 Mon-Fri & many close all or pm Mon)
Hints for France: Business is conducted in French, most executives speak English or some German or Spanish. Smoking is very restricted in many public places and always request permission before smoking. On social occasions be punctual and dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated. The minimum drinking age is 18 years
Tipping in France: Service charges are normally added to bills, if so tips are not necessary, but it is customary to leave small change. Tips for taxis around 10%
Hotel Classification in France: Hotels in France are officially graded in categories from no stars up to 4 star with an additional deluxe category of "4-star Luxe" shown as ****L. Apartments (Residences de Tourisme) with a minimum of 100 beds are also officially classified in the same way but without the top deluxe category.
Import Allowances for France: For persons of 17 years of age or older:
Travellers entering from non-EU countries (including Canary Islands, Channel Islands & Gibraltar):
200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250gr of tobacco
1 lit of spirits of more than 22% proof or 2 lit of desert and sparkling wine up to 22% proof
2 lit of table wines
2 kilo of fish
250g caviar
1 kilo of animal origin products
Other goods to the value of EUR 430 (EUR 90 for travellers under 15 years)
Travellers entering from EU countries (Including French Guiana, French Overseas Departments of Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion):
800 cigarettes, 400 cigarillos, 200 cigars & 1 kg of tobacco
10 lit of spirits over 22%, 20 lit of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90 lit of wine (of which, a max of 60 lit of sparkling wine) & 110 lit of beer
Prohibited/Restricted in France: Gold must be declared with exceptions of personal jewellery under 500 gr. Firearms & ammunition, explosives, flick knives, Drugs & narcotics, Toxic products, Counterfeit goods and products of animal origin not originated from an E.U member state.

Airports in France:

Ajaccio Campo dell'Oro (AJA)
Bastia Poretta (BIA)
Bordeaux (BOD)
Brest Bretagne (BES)
Caen Carpiquet (CFR)
Chambery (CMF)
Clermont-Ferrand/Auvergne (CFE)
Dijon Bourgogne (DIJ)
Grenoble Saint Geoirs (GNB)
Le Havre Octeville (LEH)
Lille Lesquin (LIL)
Limoges International Airport (LIG)
Lyon-Saint Exupery (LYS)
Marce (Angers) (ANE)
Marseille-Provence (MRS)
Montpellier Mediterranee (MPL)
Nantes Atlantique (NTE)
Nice Cote d'Azur (NCE)
Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
Paris Orly (ORY)
Pau Pyrenees (PUF)
Perpignan/Rivesaltes Intl (PGF)
Pontoise Cormeilles en Vexin (POX)
Rennes (RNS)
Rodez Marcillac Airport (RDZ)
Rouen Vallee de Seine (URO)
Strasbourg International (SXB)
Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Intl (LDE)
Toulouse Blagnac International (TLS)

 
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