FAQ (English)

As of September 11th, 2021, regardless of nationality :

If you are already vaccinated, you must present proof of vaccination status and a sworn statement attesting to the absence of symptoms of covid-19 infection and contact with a confirmed case of covid-19.

If you are not vaccinated, you must give a compelling reason to be allowed to enter metropolitan France. The tentative list of compelling reasons features on the certificate of entry into metropolitan France that can be downloaded here.
You must present the transport company and border control authorities with a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours prior to departure or a negative antigen test taken less than 48 hours prior to departure.
The departure of the first flight in case of connecting flights. Children aged below twelve years are exempt from testing.

You will also need to present :

- A sworn statement certifying the absence of COVID-19 symptoms and of any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 ;
- A sworn undertaking to take an antigen test or biological examination on arrival in metropolitan France ;
- A sworn undertaking to self-isolate for seven days, and another sworn undertaking to take a biological virological screening test (PCR) at the end of the isolation period.

Restrictions apply upon leaving France. Click herefor more information.

Please check the requirements to exit Israel !

The vaccination schedule is considered complete 28 days after the administration of one dose for Johnson & Johnson vaccine and 7days after the administration of a second dose for other vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca).

The measures applied to vaccinated adults are extended under the same conditions to their accompanying minors, whether vaccinated or not.

From 9 August (30 September for young people aged between 12 and 17 years), you must present a “pass sanitaire” (“health pass”) to access a number of public places or activities.

The Israeli "pass sanitaire" is recognized by the European Union.
The holder of an, Israeli "pass sanitaire", "Tav Yarok" or Green Pass, has therefore the same rights at the holder of a "pass sanitaire" issued by a member state of the European Union.
Short stay (stay in France less than 90 days)

- Israeli passport holders traveling to France from Israel have the right to enter France without authorization, and to stay in France without a visa for a period of less than 90 days, regardless of the purpose of the stay. In order to be allowed to board and enter France, they must comply with the conditions listed above.

WARNING : they will also have to comply with the conditions of exit and return to the Israeli territory set up by the Israeli authorities.

- Foreign passport holders who are legal residents of Israel and who are subject to the visa requirement for entry into France must apply by e-mail and provide guarantees of a possibility of returning to Israel or to the country whose passport they hold.

Long stay (settlement in France for more than 90 days)

- Israeli passport holders and foreign passport holders (except UE) who are legal residents of Israel and who wish to stay in France for more than 90 days must apply for a long-stay visa, regardless of the reason for their stay in France.

FAQ & visa process

I am a European citizen. What rules apply ? Do I need a visa ?

To find out if you need a visa, click here.

How do I know if I need a visa, and what documents to provide ?

Go to our website France Visas. All types of applications are listed, whatever your situation (your age, your nationality, your job, your country of origin and your destination), your destination (Metropolitan France, Overseas Departments and Regions, Overseas Territories...) the reason or duration of your stay. All necessary documents will be indicated.

IMPORTANT : The originals of all documents are required, along with a copy and, if necessary, a translation.

How do I apply for a visa ?

Online, via the website France Visas. This site will allow you to :
- print the pre-filled visa application form
- consult the supporting documents to be attached to your file
- make an appointment to submit your complete file to the Consulate General of France in Tel Aviv.

When to apply for my visa ?

You must apply for a visa at least 1 month before your planned departure date to France.

In some cases, and depending on your nationality, the reason for your stay, the supporting documents provided and the verifications to be made with regard to your file, the deadlines may be longer.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to take all necessary precautions and to submit his or her application within a timeframe that allows for its examination. Any incomplete file will be refused and will delay the issuance of the visa.]

How to start my visa application ?

ALL APPLICANTS WITHOUT EXCEPTION must start their visa application on our website France Visas.

How to make an appointment ?

Click here to make an appointment

What language should the documents be in ?

Your application will be processed in Paris. For this reason, all documents provided must be in French or English. Documents in other languages must be translated and the translation accompanied by the original document.

A list of translators is here for your information.

How much does a visa cost, and where to pay ?

Payment is in shekel and cash only, at the counter when you apply. You will be given a receipt. These fees are non-refundable.]

For a visa, the application fee is the equivalent in local currency of 80 euros for a short stay, 99 euros for a long stay.

I did not find the answer to my question in this FAQ

Most of the questions you may have about visas are listed on the France Visas website. Consult for example this FAQ, the answer to your question is certainly there.

I can’t reach you by phone

The visa service does not provide telephone answers. Should you need any information, email us.

Dernière modification, le 05/10/2021

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