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Schengan visa for France

edited February 2012 in - France
My wife and I are planning to take an overnight Eurostar trip to Paris whilst staying in the UK in May. I am travelling on an Australian passport and understand I don't need a Schengan Visa to do this. However my wife will be travelling on a Kenyan passport. I have read that if the travel documents were issued in Australia (as we will book it online from here) she will be exempt like me. Is this true? or do we have to go through the expensive process of getting a Schengan visa for her for a one night stay in France?


  • edited 2:44PM
    Unfortunately you will need to get a Schengen visa for your wife. I'm currently dealing with the same process for my South African partner as we're spending one night in Amsterdam en route to the US. It's a little extra effort and expense, but the process should be fairly simple.
  • edited 2:44PM
    Thanks Anya for the advice. Yes, I had misread the part about Schengan compliant countries and assumed because Australians were exempt from visas we were one of those countries, but not so. How much info does one have to submit if all we are doing is a one night visit to Paris?
  • edited 2:44PM
    The best thing would be to contact the French consulate nearest you, but this site has some good general guidelines on applying for French Schengen visas.
  • Hello, pls. help me to how i can get a tourist visa to France i am very keen to see Paris I applied for a tourist visa in French embassy i was refused by the embassy i do not know why i was refused by them. pls. help me.
  • edited December 2014
    jeetu, you give zero clue as to your nationality, which passport you hold or which French Embassy you applied to.

    No one here has any idea who you are or how you filled out the visa application form. How in the world can you expect accurate advice from complete strangers who know nothing about your situation?

  • Hi Guys
    I got the schengen visa before and i would like to apply again for the schengen visa in the consulate of France or Germany, it depends on my first destination.
    Now, I am a Egyptian Ph.D student in UK and my UK visa will expire in 7/2016
    I want to do two separate visits,I mean first visit in the period between 15/5/2015 to 30/5/2015 and the second visit will be 20/7/2015 to 08/08/2015.
    Do i need to apply at every visit or can i apply for the two visits at the same application ?

    There is no problem when I get the visa and i did not travel to the schengen area?

    Many thanks
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