Quick access

  • Increase text size
  • Decrease text size
  • Add feed

What does my sticker visa mean ?

Vignette Schengen
Text Meaning
Valable pour: (Valid for) Territorial validity of visa If the sticker is marked “ETATS SCHENGEN”, this visa entitles you to enter the Schengen Area (France plus Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland) · Initials of destination countries if a territorial restriction applies: o either the initial of the Schengen states for which the visa is valid: A (Austria), B (Belgium), CH (Switzerland), CZE (Czech Republic), D (Germany), DK (Denmark), E (Spain), EST (Estonia), F (France), FIN (Finland), GR (Greece), H (Hungary), I (Italy), IS (Iceland), L (Luxembourg), LT (Lithuania), LVA (Latvia), M (Malta), N (Norway), NL (Netherlands), P (Portugal), PL (Poland), S (Sweden), SK (Slovakia), SVN (Slovenia). o or “ETATS SCHENGEN” followed in brackets by a MINUS sign and the codes of the Member States for which the visa is NOT valid; e.g. “ETATS SCHENGEN (- D, S)”. If the sticker is marked “FRANCE + 1 TRANSIT SCHENGEN”, the visa entitles you to transit once through a Schengen state to travel to France. If the mark is “FRANCE”, the visa entitles you only to enter French territory. If the mark is “FRANCE SAUF CTOM”, the visa entitles you to enter France and the DROM territories. If the mark is “DEPARTEMENT D’OUTRE MER (FRANCE)”, the visa entitles you only to enter the département(s) specified in the “Remarques” section below.
Du: (From:) Date from which you are allowed to enter the Schengen Area
Au: (To:) Date by which you must leave the Schengen Area
These two dates specify the period for which your visa may be used (and not the length of stay allowed)
Type de visa: (Type of visa:) · either “A”: airport transit visa (this visa does not allow you to leave the “international” or “duty free” zone of the airport) · or “C”: short-stay visa (stay of less than 90 days) · or “D”: long-stay visa (stay in France of more than 3 months)
Nombre d’entrées (Number of entries) · either “MULT”, meaning that you may enter the Schengen Area as many times as you wish · or “1”, meaning that you may enter the Schengen Area once only · or “2”, meaning that you may enter the Schengen Area twice
Durée du séjour (Duration of stay) This is the number of days for which you may stay in the Schengen Area (within the dates of use of your visa) If the consulate has issued you a “visa de circulation” (valid for use one year or more), the number marked will be “90 jours”, and you are entitled to stay a maximum of 90 days in each period of 6 months.
Délivré à (Issued in) Place of issuance of the visa
Le (On) Date of issuance of the visa
Numéro de passeport The number of your passport
Nom, prénom (Surname, first name) Surname and first name of the visa holder
Remarques (Remarks) Various marks may be stamped here: type of visa, category of holder, reason for journey, etc. Examples of most frequent marks: “TRANSIT AEROPORTUAIRE” (airport transit): this visa does not allow you to leave the “international” or “duty free” zone of the airport “CIRCULATION”: this visa allows you to stay as often as you wish in the Schengen Area during its period of validity of use, on condition your stays do not total more than 90 days in each period of 6 months. “Départements français d’Amérique”, “Guadeloupe”, “Guyane”, “Martinique”, “Mayotte”, “Nouvelle Calédonie”, “Polynésie française”, “Réunion”, “Saint-Pierre et Miquelon”, “TAAF” or “Wallis et Futuna”: this visa is valid for the Schengen Area plus the territory specified. “CARTE DE SÉJOUR A SOLLICITER DES L’ARRIVEE” (residence permit to be applied for on arrival): within two months of your arrival you must report to the prefectural authority of your place of residence to apply for a residence permit. “APT A SOLLICITER DES L’ARRIVEE” (TWP to be applied for on arrival): you must apply for a temporary work permit on arrival in France, before starting any paid employment.

SITE MAP



GENERAL INFORMATION

All rights reserved - French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development - 2014