Nationals from EEA Member States :
Nationals from European Economic Area (EEA) member states do not need a visa for stays of less than 90 days. A piece of identification or passport is sufficient to visit France.
Non-nationals from EEA Member States :
1 / Check with your country’s French Embassy if you need a visa to visit France.
2 / Request visa that corresponds to length of your stay at the Alliance Française de Rouen-Normandie
Short stay visa “Visa Schengen”, for stays of less than 3 months.
With this visa, you may travel freely in the 26 Schengen countries for a stay of up to 90 days.
“Visa de long séjour valant titre de séjour”, for stays of 90 days to a year.
This visa will allow you to stay in France and to move freely in the Schengen area without applying for a specific residence permit. The visa is valid as a residence permit for the requested period.
Upon arrival in France, this visa must be validated by the Office Français d’Immigration et d’Intégration (OFII). To do this, you must send the form “Visa long séjour – Demande d’attestation OFII” to the OFII who will call you in to place a validation sticker on your visa.
Long stay visas for stays of more than 90 days
The long stay visa allows you to stay in France and to move freely in the Schengen zone, and is subject to an application for a specific residence permit with the Office Français d’Immigration et d’Intégration (OFII) once you have arrived in France.
For additional information, see the Ministère des Affaires Etrangères website : https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/
3 / Once registered at the Alliance Française, you will receive a pre-registration certificate or registration that you will need to enclose with your visa application.
More informations : https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/requesting-a-visa/