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Visa Requirements for UK Passport Holders – France (French Republic)

An individual who is described as a British Citizen or British Subject with Right of Abode in the United Kingdom will not be required to obtain a visa prior to traveling to France. However, other passport holders will need to confirm the visa requirements with the nearest French Diplomatic mission.

In general, visa admissibility would depend on the following factors:

  • Applicant must have in a possession a valid and recognized passport/travel document.
  • Applicant must be a resident in the UK. ‘C-visit visa’ holders or bearers of a British visa that is valid for 6 months or less cannot apply.
  • France must be the applicant’s only or main destination; he or she must spend more time in France than any other Schengen countries within the same trip, or
  • France is the country of first entry into the Schengen area if the applicant plans to remain the same time-span in all countries within the same trip.

For more information on employment, business or student visa requirements please contact:

Those that live within the jurisdiction of the French Consulate in London:

French Embassy in London

58 Knightsbridge
United Kingdom
Telephone: (020) 7073-1000
Fax: (020) 7073-1042

French Consulate in London

21 Cromwell Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: (020) 7073-1200
Fax: (020) 7073-1201
Email: /

Those residing in Scotland and Isle of Man must apply at:

French Consulate in Edinburgh

11 Randolph Crescent
United Kingdom
Telephone: (131) 225-7954
Fax: (131) 225-8975

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