There is a respite for those who are stuck in France holding a Schengen visa, because of world-wide travel restrictions in effect. France has now decided to issue such travelers with provisional residence permits. This will make their stay legal if their Schengen visas have expired.
For those travelers with a Schengen tourist visa that is nearing expiry, France will extend the validity of the visa for a maximum of another 90 days.
All the travelers who arrived in France before March 17, 2020, and could not leave France due to travel restrictions imposed by world nations, will benefit from the new decision.
In other words, all third-country nationals who aren’t able to leave France for legitimate reasons will be treated with provisional residence permits or visa extension.
There are those who hold
- French residence permits,
- receipts for renewal applications of residence permits that expire between March 16 and May 15, 2020, and
- long-stay visas
stranded out of France owing to flight disruptions. These people will be able to come back to France as soon as the situation allows.
Those who hold a Schengen visitor visa for short-stays used to travel to France before the pandemic, and now stuck there, can apply for new visas using a simpler procedure with lesser document requirements.
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