A country in Western Europe. Comprises of medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman Theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.
President: Emmanuel Macron
Capital and largest city: Paris; 48°51′N 2°21′E / 48.850°N 2.350°E
Nationality (2010): 89.4% French; 4.4% French (by acquisition); 6.2% Foreigners; 8.9% Immigrants;
Currencies: Euro, CFP franc.
DO NIGERIANS NEED VISA FOR ENTRY AND EXIT INTO FRANCE? Yes, a FRENCH visa is required.
General Requirement for Entry and Exit into France
- 6 months valid international passport.
- 2 colored copy of the data-page of the valid international passport.
- A copy of Nigeria residence permit (for non-Nigerians nationals residing in Nigeria).
- 2 passport photographs (biometrics/ visa application standard with white background)
- Colored copy of all previous Schengen visas ( if applicable)
- Self introduction letter
- Introduction letter from the company/body organizing the training, if invited by a company
(stating your name and training dates)
- All cover letters must include details of any other accompanying persons as well.
- Certificate of Incorporation of company in Nigeria (sponsor)
- Memorandum and Articles of Association/Company and Allied Matters Act.
- FIRS Income Tax clearance certificate/ Company Income Tax clearance certificate of past year.
- 3 months personal running bank statement with minimum of ₦950,000 (stamped & signed)
- Letter of Introduction from employer & Leave Letter from company
- Last 3 months pay slip.
- Evidence of business in Nigeria & also of former and current transactions in Nigeria and /or abroad (e.g. bills of lading, receipts, contracts
- Marriage certificate ( if married)
Different kinds of France visas?
- France travel visa- issued for individuals going to France for holidays, tourism, and entertainment or to visit family and friends in France. Should you be a French national, you do not need to apply for a French visa. Read more
- France business visa- is granted to foreign nationals to discuss with business partners, attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention or conference, settle an estate or negotiate an agreement in France. Learn more
- France transit visa- allows you to transit via France for no more than 72 hours if either you have to enter France on your journey to a second country or else you are travelling to join a ship as a member of the crew. Normally, you may include dependent children in your visa application if they’re going along with you in your passport. You might not need to submit an application for this visa.
- France student visa- is usually granted to study in France. Study visas are short term visas that permit individuals to go to France for a stated period to study at a French educational establishment.
- France Working Visa- is generally granted to work in France. In most cases, you will need an appropriate French visa with work rights. A variety of short term and long term work visas are available for France.
- What is the distinction between your passport and a French visa? Your passport is an official government document that certifies your identity and your existing citizenship. The passport lets you regain entry to the country of your citizenship and is also a requirement by many nations around the world to gain access to their country whenever you plan to visit them. A travel visa is a standard government document or stamp that temporarily permits you to be in France. Numerous nations around the world need a visa to gain entry.