Jean-Michel Harzic, director of the French Government Tourist Office, advises travelers to France that visas are now required to enter that country and applications are available through their office or through the French Consulate General's office.
"Travelers to France may either stop in at either office to pick up the forms or they may phone and we will mail the visa applications to them," Harzic explained.
"Once the applications are filled out, a passport-size photo and a $9 fee is required and the processing time is not expected to exceed two hours, depending on the demand. We are also distributing these visa forms to some travel agents," he added.
For complete information, contact the French Government Tourist Office, 9401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 840, Beverly Hills 90212, phone (213) 271-6665 or (213) 272-2661, or the French Consulate General, 8350 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills 90211, phone (213) 653-3120.