U.S. and Canadian citizens planning to travel to France for short visits of 90 days or less do not need visas to enter France. A valid passport is sufficient.
Exceptions exist for:
- Journalists travelling to France on assignment
- Crew members on short-term assignment (film crews, etc.)
- Individuals holding diplomatic or official passports
The above need to submit a short-stay visa application to the embassy or consulate closest to you.
Citizen of EU / EEA countries (i.e. all 25 European Union member countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) do not need a visa to enter France.
Non-EU / EEA citizens need a visa to enter France, unless there exists a special agreement between France and your home country.
- Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela
Citizens of these countries can stay for up to three months without a visa.
French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs