Documents needed when entering 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 (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, etc.);

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

Last modified on 08/12/2016

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