Immigration in France

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Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Consult the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For Further Information
Consult the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
For visa requirements and health advices based on your personal details and itinerary, check IATA Travel Website.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
800 cigarettes (if bought in the EU) / 200 otherwise
1 kg of tobacco / 250g
10 l of alcohol more than 22% (if bought in the EU) / 1 l otherwise
22 l of alcohol less than 22% / 2 l
90 l of wine / 2 l
110 liters of beer
250 ml
Foreign Currency
No limit.
For residents, when importing, above the equivalent of EUR 1,524.49, the sum must be changed within 3 months.
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency
Above EUR 10,000 or its equivalent.
Local Currency
No limit
Obligatory Declaration of Local Currency
Above EUR 10,000 or its equivalent
How to Refund Consumption Tax
When you go through Customs, present your VAT refund documents. You should ask the shopkeeper for them directly when you make your purchase. For further information, consult the pages of the European Commission Taxation and Customs Union website.
Other Requirements
At the European level, transporting cash in hand baggage on airplanes is subject to regulations. For further information, click here.

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