Visa requirements for other passport holders
If you are not an american or an european passport holder, you may need a visa prior to travel to France for less than 90 days.
Please verify it by choosing one of the type of visa that applies to your situation : short stay visas
All citizens are required to obtain a visa to spend more than 3 months in France.
The requirements and processing times vary depending on the purpose of the stay and status.
Note that you may only apply for one type of visa and that if you enter France with a specific visa it is rarely possible to change your status without having to come back to the U.S.
Please verify it by choosing one of the type of visa that applies to your situation : long stay visas