This type of visa is generally issued for tourism, business trips or family visits.
It is also issued to persons entering to France to take part in short training programmes, internships, conferences and corporate meetings, or to engage in remunerated activities (whatever the form), not exceeding 90 days.
This type of visa is also required for simple transit through France, once outside “international zone” at any airport::
- If you need to change airports to continue your travel;
- If you are waiting for a transfer flight at a hotel or at an acquaintance's home.