There’s a helpful decision been made for those holding a Schengen visa but stuck in France because of travel restrictions owing to COVID-19 in effect. France will now issue provisional residence permits to such travelers. This will let them stay legally in France, in case their Schengen visas have gone beyond expiry date.
For travelers with a Schengen tourist visa nearing its expiry, France will grant extended visa validity for a maximum of 90 days.
All the travelers who reached France before March 17, 2020, and couldn’t leave the country due to travel restrictions, will benefit from this decision.
To put it in another way, every third-country national who’s unable to go out of France for valid reasons will be granted provisional residence permits or extension of a travel visa.
France also considers 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
stuck in places out of France due to flight cancellations. They will be allowed to return to France at the earliest when the situation permits.
Those with a Schengen visitor visa for brief stays, who have traveled to France before the pandemic, and now stranded there, can apply for a fresh visa undergoing a simpler procedure needing lesser documentation.
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