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 :

1. a valid passport ( (still valid 3 months after your expected return from France),

2. a return plane ticket (for a short stay only),

3. means of support during the stay (cash, credit cards, traveler cheques…)

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

Last modified on 20/05/2013

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