Are you a foreign resident outside France and need to travel frequently to France? The MALEKIAN law firm can assist you with the application for your visa or challenge the rejection of your visa application before the CRRV and, if necessary, before the administrative court of Nantes.
What is a circulation visa?
There are three types of circulation visa:
- Type A circulation visa: airport transit visa (this visa does not allow you to leave the “international” or “under customs” zone of the airport)
- Type B circulation visa: short-stay visa (stay duration less than 90 days)
- Type C circulation visa: long-stay visa (stay duration in France greater than 3 months)
A circulation visa allows its holder to travel to France regularly without the need to settle there. The foreign resident outside France can apply for this visa with the French consular authorities in their country of residence.
What are the conditions to be met for a circulation visa application?
- Justify the need or intention to travel frequently;
- Establish proof of their integrity and reliability, including through the use of previously obtained visas.
- Proof of resources (bank statements, savings accounts, payslips, professional card, patent, trade register, tax notice, pension statement, proof of receipt of rental income or bank interest).
- Medical coverage in France.
- Proof of accommodation in France.
What are the reasons for refusal of a circulation visa?
The consular authority may refuse the circulation visa application. Indicatively:
- Non-authentic nature of the civil status document produced by the foreigner (e.g., errors or omissions on the document or lack of mandatory information, etc.)
- When specific conditions necessary for the visa application are not met;
- Threat to public order (e.g., in case of conviction in France)
How to challenge a refusal of a circulation visa?
The appeal against the refusal of a short-stay circulation visa can be made at two levels. An administrative or hierarchical appeal and/or a legal action before the competent administrative court.