To make a stay on the territory of the United States from FRANCE, some formalities are necessary. In this report, we will explain in broad outlines the steps that a person of French nationality must take to make a trip to the United States.
The first thing to know is that the duration of a stay on the territory of the United States is limited in time to a maximum of 90 days. (about 3 months to a few days). The person must have a valid passport that covers the duration of their stay plus 1 month after their stay in the United States.
Two possible cases for passports:
/ ! \ We know that as for the "Green Card" project, for-profit companies offer people the opportunity to carry out the procedures for themselves and those for a fee. Be aware that only the Official Website of the American Administrationis authorized for administrative procedures.
Also note that the use of an E.S.T.A does not give the right to work. And that the fraudulent use of an E.S.T.A leads to strong sanctions with a ban on entering the United States for a long time.
Depending on the case (or if you do not have a "Biometric" passport) you must obtain from the representation of the Usian administrationa visa on this list:
U.S. Visa Fee Schedule (MRV):
(B) Visitors: Business, Tourism, Medical care
(C) Transit through the United States
(D) Crew Members
(F) University students
(M) Non-university or professional students
(I) Media or journalists
(J) Exchange Visitor
(TD/TN) NAFTA Professional
(T) Victims of human trafficking
(U) Victim of criminal activity
(H) Temporary worker or trainee
(O) Persons with extraordinary capacity
(P) Athletes, Performers and Performers
(Q) International cultural exchange visitor
(R) Religious worker
(L) Occupational change
(E1) Treaty Trader
(E2) Treaty Investor
(E3) Australian Specialty Worker
(K) Engaged or Spouse of U.S. Citizen
Attention: The letters (categories of visas) all have subcategories; we advise you to go to the official website of the United States representation to find out which is the category that suits you best. To know that if you do not use the visa corresponding to your situation this is considered a serious fraud and the penalty is immediate:
Interdition of re-entry in the territories of the United States for a period of 3 to 5 years.
Direct return and has your expenses in your country.
For many visas you will have to prepare a Form DS-160. The United States Department of State has been implementing a dematerialized form for several months.
You can make the request via the OFFICIAL website at the following web address:
For the forms we naturally recommend the following internet address:
It is the one and only legal address in France.
It should also be noted that only the immigration services and the border guard (customs) are the only final decision-makers of your entry or not on the American territory.
We hope we have been able to inform you about the steps to take for a trip to the United States.