Visa Information

Do you need a visa to stay in France?

Foreign nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland are exempt from the visa requirement. For some nationalities outside the EU there is no visa requirement either. Full details can be found on the website of the France Government. Click here to find out if you need a visa.

Schengen area visa

A Schengen visa allows a foreign national to stay and travel in the Schengen area for up to three months within a six month period. If you have a Schengen visa for the Netherlands, you will also be permitted to travel in the other countries belonging to the Schengen area. A handy short-stay calculator (and a user's guide for it), which can be used to calculate the period of allowed stay, can be found on this page.


Where to apply for a visa

Visa Application Guidelines can be found here

Where can I find my invitation letter?

DrupalCon Lille’s team is happy to issue an official letter of invitation to registered DrupalCon attendees who must obtain a visa for travel to France. Please note this letter does not constitute any financial commitment on the part of the conference. During the registration process for DrupalCon Lille you will be asked if a visa is needed for your country and a visa letter will be sent to you later on by e-mail.