Entry requirements for France

Contact the visa section of the consulate: Office address: 34 Demostheni Severi av., 2nd floor Agioi Omologites, 1080 Nicosia Postal address: PO Box 21671, 1512 Nicosia Tel. : (+357) 22 58 53 53 Fax: (+357) 22 58 53 50 Email: visas.nicosie-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 10:30

Visa entry requirements for France
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Official French foreign Ministry website: here

Information about short stay visa for France

Download the Schengen visa application form : here

Entry requirements for France

All foreign nationals who wish to come to France must have documentary evidence, to be produced upon request at the border, stating the purpose of their stay; means of subsistance and accommodation arrangements, even if they are exempt from visa requirement.

In cases where a visa is required, it must be requested before the departure from the French consulate of your place of residence African third countries represented: The Embassy of France in Nicosia issues visas on behalf of the following countries: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Gabon, Mauritania, Senegal, Togo.
Special cases:

Monaco / Andorra: it should be noted that only the Schengen visa issued by France allows entry for a period of less than three months in Monaco and Andorra.

French overseas territories (DOM and CTOM): A special visa is required for entry into overseas territories. Those needing to travel to the overseas territories are requested to contact the embassy.

Do you need a visa for France?

- The holders of ordinary passports from the following countries DO NOT need a visa to enter the Schengen area: Countries of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic , Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden.

Other countries (who also do not require a visa for stays of less than 3 months): nationals of the following countries, whatever the reason for their stay: Albania*, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Bosnia*, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Israel, Macedonia*, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Montenegro*, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Serbia*, Seychelles, Taiwan (passport bearing identity card number), Uruguay ; *bearers of biometric passports only nationals of the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, United States, Venezuela, bearers of passports of the Hong Kong special administrative region (People’s Republic of China) and the Macau special administrative region (People’s Republic of China). *

For other travel documents, please contact the consular services.


To find out if you need a visa, obtain information on how to submit your application and download forms, please visit the webpage "Venir en France" on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs : here

Download the application form for a short stay Schengen visa (under 3 months):

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(PDF - 82.3 kb)

Download the application form for a long stay visa for France (over 3 months):

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(PDF - 33.4 kb)

How much does a visa cost? Item No. Description Price in euros Visa for African country represented 60.00 (negotiated 35.00 *) Short stay Schengen Visa 60.00 (negotiated 35.00 *) Long-stay visa for France 99.00 Visa for adoption by French nationals: 15.00 Visa for overseas territories ( DOM CTOM) 9.00

* Negotiated rates apply to nationals of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine.
Visa costs for children of all nationalities Children under six years old: Free Children from six to twelve years old: 35 Euros

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Visas application fee: here

Biometric visas

Since 1 December 2009, the Embassy of France in Nicosia has been issuing biometric visas since December 1st, 2009, in accordance with No. 2004/512EC European Council Directive of 8 June 2004. The personal presence at the visa desk, of all visa applicants, regardless of the type of visa requested, is now mandatory. The issuing of biometric visas now requires the taking of the applicants fingerprints. A biometric photograph of the applicant will be taken at the Embassy by the visa officer. Please also bring a good, clear passport photograph of yourself, for the opening of your visa file.

The purpose of this new provision is to aid the fight against illegal immigration, and to help ensure passenger safety while at the same time facilitating the movement between Schengen area and third countries, of individuals acting in good faith, subject to the visa requirements. Mountain Insurance

In addition to the usual repatriation insurance, underwriting / subscribing a special mountain insurance is essential for any trip for winter sports in France.

publié le 02/11/2017

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