Visas & Permits
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French visas and permits

Moving to France: Guide to French visas and permits


Find out which French visa or permit you need to visit, live, work or study in France.

French visa to work in France

Work in France: Guide to French work visas and permits


Moving to France to work? Find out if you need a visa or permit to work in France, and the procedures for applying for your French work permit.

Study in France

Study in France: French student visas and permits


Find out which French student visa or permit you need to study in France, or take a short course or French language class.

French visa for join a partner or relative in France

French visa to join a relative or partner in France


If you are moving to France to join a relative or spouse, you can apply for a French family reunification visa.

French citizenship

A guide to French citizenship and permanent residence


After living in France for five years – or less in some cases – you can apply for French citizenship or a French permanent residence.

A guide for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens moving to France


French immigration: EU citizens can live, work, and study in France without needing a French visa or permit, but may be required to register at their local government office.

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