Documents needed when entering France

Whether or not you are required to obtain a visa before travelling, even if you are an American citizen, you may be requested to show the following elements to the French immigration officers upon arrival :

  1. a valid passport (still valid 3 months after your expected return from France),

  2. a return plane ticket (for a short stay only),

  3. means of support during the stay (cash, credit cards, traveler cheques...)

  4. accommodation reservations or, for some visa holders only, an "attestation d’accueil"

Last update : 08/20/2009

Last modified on 20/08/2009

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