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Updated : 26/04/2017

Reporting presence for short stays (<3 months) – France

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Under French law, EU citizens and their family members are not required to report their presence on arrival in France. This means they don't have to make a statement of any kind to the authorities.

All EU citizens with a valid passport or identity document are entitled to enter France and spend a period of time there - regardless of the reason for the visit, e.g.

  • tourism
  • training course
  • internship
  • short-term employment.

They are, however, expected to have sufficient resources to cover their needs (and those of any accompanying family members) during their stay.

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