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What residence permit do you need to stay in France for more than 3 months?

Verified 21 octobre 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

To stay legally in France for more than 3 months, an adult foreigner must have a long-stay visa or a residence permit, unless he is a citizen of an EU countryEEA or switzerland.

General case

To stay legally in France for more than 3 months, an adult foreigner must have a long-stay visa or a residence permit.

You must have residence documents following:

European or Swiss citizens

If you are a citizen of a the European Economic Area or switzerland, you do not have to hold a residence permit. However, you can get one if you do request..

The family members accompanying you and who are of foreign nationality other than that of an EEA or Swiss country, must hold one of the following cards: