A French passport allows you to travel almost anywhere in the world without needing a visa. You can travel to France without a visa, regardless of your nationality. In the Schengen region French citizens are not required to obtain a visa in all countries. There are however, other countries which require it. We will provide a complete list and instructions on how to get a visa for tourists in this article.

For which countries does a tourist visa need to be obtained by French citizens?

While a French passport holder can cross border without requiring a visa sometimes, it isn’t always possible. Consider also A custom trip is a way to organize everything exactly the way that you desire . These are The countries which require visas French citizens are allowed to access their territories.


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European Countries

Belarus and Russia

American Countries

Canada, Colombia and Suriname.

Asia countries

Afghanistan, Cambodia, China.

African Countries

Algeria, Benin Burkina Faso Cameroon Cape Verde Comoros Ivory Coast Djibouti Egypt Ethiopia Kenya Madagascar Mozambique Tanzania

Oceania Countries

New Zealand and Australia



How to get a tourist visa

It all depends on where you are planning to go. The requirements to obtain a visa are different, you must first go to The consulate or embassy France. You will also find information about what is required for that particular country. Also, you will need to request the required documents and details regarding the procedure.


How do I apply for a visa to travel?

List of documents you should provide The country may have different requirements. Generally, however, all countries will ask for your information.

  • a completed visa application form,
  • An identity photo
  • Take a picture of your passport.
  • A letter of support to the trip, written by you
  • A reservation is required for the return journey.
  • Accommodation proof
  • You must show proof that you have sufficient funds to pay for your trip.
  • Travel insurance

A return ticket reservation can be made by any airline. You can provide proof of accommodation a hotel reservation for example. A certificate of accommodation from a person who is residing in your country. It is necessary to show that your financial resources are sufficient to cover the trip. You will need your bank statements and last three pay slips to prove sufficient financial means.


What is the cost of a tourist visa in your country?

Cost of a visa varies depending on where you are located. Some countries require visas. Visa applications are free but some charge an additional processing fee, while others require payment upfront. The fees charged depend on your visa requirements and length of stay.


What is the longest time you will have to wait before getting a reply?

You will also need to wait for a response depending on where you live. You should expect to hear back from the country within 7 to 15 days. To be certain, we recommend that you ask the question directly at your consulate or embassy. Preferably, Apply for your visa at least two weeks in advance of the due date Your trip. You can also do it. Apply for an Emergency Visa  allows you to have your visa application processed within a matter of days, if not hours. This procedure is more expensive than normal visa applications. You will also need to provide a reason for why you applied for the visa so quickly.

Pay attention, if you have decided to have a custom made trip, the travel agency would not do your visa, you need to do it yourself.

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