Once your registration is complete, and the payment received, you will be able to request an invitation letter from CNES.
The type of visa required to enter France depends on the duration of and reasons for the planned stay, except in the following special cases:
- for stays of less than or not exceeding 90 days (3 months), you need to apply for a short-stay "Schengen" visa;
- for stays exceeding 90 days (3 months) you need to apply for a long-stay visa suited to the duration of and reasons for your stay.
Once the visa holder has entered the French territory, no visa modification or change of status may be obtained. In addition, exercising a salaried occupation is subject to specific procedures that require getting a work permit prior to applying for a visa.
As regards French overseas territories, the rules applicable may differ from those applying to the territory of metropolitan France. Applicants are required to specify their destination and flight details very accurately.