Documents needed when entering in 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:

  • a valid passport, issued less than 10 years ago and still valid 3 months after your expected return from France,
  • 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".

Last modified on 26/01/2016

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