Who Needs a Visa

Conditions of entry in France or in the Schengen area

  1. For PHILIPPINES nationals

    1. Airport transit in France

      • if you transit in France and you leave the international zone of the airport for whatever reason (such as flying to another Schengen country , for an overnight stay, change of airport…), you need a regular short stay visa;
      • If you transit through a French airport to go to a country outside the Schengen area , you need to present an Airport Transit Visa (ATV) when leaving the plane.

        Exceptions: Holders of a valid residence permit issued by one of the following countries are exempted from the Airport Transit Visa:

        • A European Union country (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Spain, 
Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Pays-Bas, 
Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Rumania, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland); 

        • A European Economic Area country: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway; 

        • United States of America, Canada, Japan;
    2. Entry in France

      PHILIPPINES nationals need a visa to enter France or the Schengen area whatever the length of the intended stay.

      Exceptions: are exempted from visa when entering France:

      • PHILIPPINES nationals holders of a valid residence permit issued by a French « préfecture » or by another Schengen country.

      Warning !

      • Holders of a « récépissé de demande de carte de séjour » (request for a residence permit) must apply for a new visa to enter France, even if the « récépissé » is still valid.

      Specific conditions for entry in Overseas France (Overseas Departments and Territories / Collectivities)

      • French overseas departments (Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Réunion, Mayotte) and territories / collectivities (French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, Saint Pierre and Miquelon) are not situated in the Schengen Area
      • A Schengen visa is not valid to enter the French territory outside Europe (Overseas France): a specific visa is needed.
  2. Other nationalities

    Conditions of entry of nationals of other countries : click here to consult the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs