Documents needed when entering France

Last update: 05/31/2013

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 :

- a valid passport (valid at least 6 months from your date of travel),

- a return plane ticket (for a short stay only),

- means of support during the stay (cash, credit cards, traveler cheques…)

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

You can find more information on minimum passport validity requirements at the following web pages:

Last modified on 31/08/2015

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