To be able to enter France you may need to obtain a visa, depending on your nationality and on the intended length and purpose of your stay. This section provides information regarding the types of visa that exist, the application procedures, and the formalities to be completed on arriving in France. 

Main visa options

Find out if you need a visa, and explore the main visa options.

Apply for a visa

The visa application is one of the last stages of preparing your stay, once you have been accepted at one of the university’s academic units or research laboratories.

On arrival

Some visas require you to complete formalities within three months of arriving in the country.