If you make multiple short trips to France each year, you may, under certain conditions, be eligible to apply for a multiple-entry visa valid for anywhere from 6 months to 5 years. This visa is commonly referred to as a "circulation visa".
It enables you to make as many stays as you wish in France, provided that you abide by the cumulative time limit of 90 days per period of 180 days, for the duration of its validity. The period of validity is determined by the French administration, depending on your situation and previous visas granted to you.
What are the conditions for being granted a circulation visa?
- Provide proof of the need or intention to travel frequently;
- Provide proof of integrity and reliability, particularly via previously granted visas.
In all cases, the French administration will determine whether a circulation visa can be issued, as well as establish the duration of its validity.
What is the procedure for validating a circulation visa?
You may apply for a new circulation visa before the valid circulation visa has expired.