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AMERICAN CITIZENS VISITING FRANCE


TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS

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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every American citizen for short-stay period in France starting from 2021.

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A valid passport is required to enter France. All tourists entering French territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Austrian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted. All the French overseas territories (French Guiana, French West Indies and Reunion) follows the same visa regulations of the motherland.


Visa
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of United States of America who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every American citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.


Custom Regulations
French custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into French territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), tobacco (1Kg).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% volume (10L), alcoholic beverages under 22% volume (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), tobacco (250g)
  • Alcohol: Spirits (1L), wine (4L), beer (16L)


Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering France with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.


Minors
Minors up to 17 years of age shall be included in parent's passport.



List of American diplomatic offices in France


Consulate of United States in Toulouse, France

Address: 25 allees Jean Jaures, 31000 Toulouse, FranceCheck on map


Phone: (33) 5-34-41-36-50


Fax: (33) 5-34-41-16-19


Email: usatoulouse@state.gov


Website: https://fr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/toulouse/


Office Hours: Appointments on Wednesdays: 10:00 to 12:00 14:00 to 16:00


Consulate General of United States in Strasbourg, France

Address: 15, Avenue d'Alsace, 67082 Strasbourg, FranceCheck on map


Phone: (33) 3 88 35 31 04


Fax: (33) 3 88 24 06 95


Website: https://fr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/strasbourg/


Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 to 13:00 14:00 to 17:00


Consulate of United States in Rennes, France

Address: 30, Quai Duguay-Trouin, 35000 RennesCheck on map


Phone: 01 43 12 48 70


Fax: 02.99.35.00.92


Email: usarennes@state.gov


Website: https://fr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/rennes/


Consular Agency of United States in Nice, France

Address: 7, avenue Gustave V, 06000 Nice, FranceCheck on map


Phone: (+33) 4 93.88.89.55


Fax: (+33) 4 93.87.07.38


Email: usanice@state.gov


Website: https://fr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/closure-of-u-s-consular-agency-nice/


Consulate General of United States in Marseille, France

Address: Place Varian Fry, 13006 Marseille, FranceCheck on map


Phone: 33-4-91-54-92-00


Fax: 33-4-91-55-56-95


Website: https://fr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/marseille/


Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 to 12:00 14:00 to 17:00


Consulate of United States in Lyon, France

Address: 1, quai Jules Courmont, 69002 Lyon, FranceCheck on map


Phone: 01 43 12 48 60


Email: usalyon@state.gov


Website: https://fr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/lyon/


Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10.00 to 12.00 a.m. and 2.00 to 5.00 p.m. on appointment


Consulate of United States in Bordeaux, France

Address: 89 Quai des Chartrons 33300, Bordeaux, FranceCheck on map


Phone: 01 43 12 48 65


Email: usabordeaux@state.gov


Website: https://fr.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/bordeaux/


U.S. Embassy in Paris, France

Address: 2 avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris, FranceCheck on map


Phone: [33] (1)43122222


Fax: [33] (1)42669783


Website: https://fr.usembassy.gov


Office Hours: Open from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM



List of French diplomatic offices in United States of America


Consulate General of France in San Francisco, United States

Address: 540 Bush street, San Francisco, CA 94108Check on map


Phone: [1] (415) 397 43 30


Fax: [1] (415) 397 08 26


Email: francais@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.org


Website: http://sanfrancisco.consulfrance.org/


Consulate General of France in New York, United States

Address: 934 Fifth avenue, New-York, NY 10021Check on map


Phone: [1] (212) 606 36 00


Fax: [1] (212) 606 36 20 / 606 36 14


Email: chancellerie@consulfrance-newyork.org


Website: http://newyork.consulfrance.org/


Consulate General of France in Miami, United States

Address: Espirito Santo Plaza - suite 1050, 1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131Check on map


Phone: [1] (305) 403 41 50


Fax: [1] (305) 403 41 51


Email: consulat@consulfrance-miami.org


Website: http://miami.consulfrance.org/


Office Hours: The French Consulate in Miami is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 am. until 12.30 pm.


Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, United States

Address: 10390 Santa Monica boulevard, suite 410, Los Angeles, CA 90025Check on map


Phone: [1] (310) 235 32 00/01


Fax: [1] (310) 479 48 13


Email: francais@consulfrance-losangeles.org


Website: http://losangeles.consulfrance.org/


Consulate General of France in New Orleans, United States

Address: 1340 Poydras street, suite 1710, New Orleans, LA 70112Check on map


Phone: [1] (504) 569 28 70


Fax: [1] (504) 569 28 71


Website: http://nouvelleorleans.consulfrance.org/


Consulate General of France in Houston, United States

Address: 777 Post Oak boulevard, suite 600, Houston, TX 77056Check on map


Phone: [1] (713) 57 22 799


Fax: [1] (713) 57 22 911


Website: http://houston.consulfrance.org/


Consulate General of France in Chicago, United States

Address: 205 North Michigan avenue, Michigan Plaza - suite 3700, Chicago, IL 60601Check on map


Phone: [1] (312) 327 5200


Fax: [1] (312) 327 5201


Email: contact@consulfrance-chicago.org


Website: http://chicago.consulfrance.org/


Office Hours: Consular services (except the visa section) are open to the public : - every morning, without appointment 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Friday only, - every afternoon, by appointment only.


Consulate General of France in Boston, United States

Address: 31 Saint James Avenue, Park Square Building - suite 750, Boston - MA 02116Check on map


Phone: [1] (617) 832 44 00


Fax: [1] (617) 542 80 54


Email: consulat@consulfrance-boston.org


Website: http://boston.consulfrance.org/


Consulate General of France in Atlanta, United States

Address: Prominence in Buckhead - suite 1840, 3475 Piedmont Road, NE, Atlanta GA 30305-2987Check on map


Phone: [1] (404) 495 16 60


Fax: [1] (404) 495 16 61


Email: info@consulfrance-atlanta.org


Website: http://atlanta.consulfrance.org/


Embassy of France in Washington D.C., U.S.A.

Address: 4101 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington DC 20007Check on map


Phone: [1] (202) 944 60 00


Fax: [1] (202) 944 61 66


Email: info@ambafrance-us.org


Website: https://washington.consulfrance.org/



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Capital: Paris
Languages: French 100% (with regional dialects and sub-languages)
Area: 547,030 KM2
Population: 64,768,389
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +33

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