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Update on travel restrictions to France

15/03/2021

Update from the Consulate General of France in London

The travel restrictions from the UK to France have now been lifted by France and there are no longer restrictions on visa applications being processed except for a short trip up to 7 days in France. However, sanitary restrictions are still in place and it is advised to respect the international travel rules of both countries.

All those travelling to France must be able to present a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours and undertake an honour to be symptom-free. Self-Isolation for 7 days is required upon arrival into France, followed by a new PCR test at the end of this period.

The usual rules governing the right of residence remain, valid visas or residence permits are required.

International travel rules of the UK

Whilst the ‘stay at home’ restrictions are in place in the UK, you are only allowed to travel abroad if you have a legally permitted reason and you must respect the quarantine rules upon arrival and on return to your destination. Further guidance on the travel restrictions to and from the UK can be found on the UK government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Stay up to date with current rules and travel restrictions both in the UK and France:

https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestation-de-deplacement-et-de-voyage

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france

Visa-related provisions after Brexit transition period from 1st January 2021


07/12/2020

As of the 1st of January 2021, which marks the end of the transition period, European right will no longer apply within the UK. For more information, please click here.

Notice : EU family member / Spouse of a French national


04/09/2020

Are you travelling to France with your EU family member (excluding France)?

Please ensure you choose the correct category on France-Visas website to obtain the appropriate list of documents.

If you are a family member of an EU citizen, and that you are travelling together to France or you are meeting him/ her in France, answer YES to the question ‘Do you join or travel with a family member from an EU country (excluding France), the EEA or the Swiss Confederation?’, then indicate that your plans are for a ‘family/ private visit’ and the purpose of your stay is ‘Private visit/ family of EU/ EEA/ Swiss national’.


You are the spouse of a French national

Please ensure you choose the correct category on France-Visas website to obtain the appropriate list of documents.

You will need to answer yes to the question ‘Are you a French spouse?’, that your plans are for a ‘Family/ Private visit’ and that the main purpose of your stay is ‘Private visit/ spouse of French national’.

To obtain a recent copy of your French marriage certificate (as required, less than 6 months old), please visit the official website of French administration .

Increased visa fees for short-stay Schengen visa starting from 2 February 2020

31/01/2020

Increased visa fees for short stay visa following the revision of the Schengen Visa Code, implemented for all Schengen States. Please note that as of February 2, 2020 the Schengen visa fee per visa application will increase from 60 to 80 euros (equivalent amount in local currency).

For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros (or equivalent). No change for other categories (Long Stay national visas, French overseas territories, EU agreement).

Visa for children under 6 years old, family members of EU nationals, spouse of French nationals remain free of charge.