If you are transiting through an airport in France to travel to an airport outside the Schengen Area without leaving the International Zone of the French airport
As a foreign national, you do not enter the Schengen Area. In principle, you are not subject to entry visa requirements, with some exceptions. Certain nationalities are subject to visa requirements to transit through an airport in France (Airport Transit Visa or ATV).
French regulations divide the foreign nationals requiring an ATV into two groups, for whom different exemptions may apply.
Nationals of the following states: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka;
Persons who are not nationals of the above countries but are holders of travel documents issued by the authorities of one of these countries;
Statutory refugees from these countries;
Holders of Palestinian refugee travel documents.
Exempt from Airport Transit Visa
Exempted by France from ATV are :
aircrew members, nationals of a state party to the Chicago Convention ;
holders of diplomatic passports ;
holders of a valid residence permit issued by a Member State of the European Union or the European Economic Area ;
holders of a residence permit issued by the Principality of Andorra, Canada, Japan, Principality of Monaco, Republic of San Marino, or the United States, that guarantees unrestricted right of return ;
holders of a visa valid for a Member State of the European Union or the European Economic Area, Canada, Japan or the United States ;
Members of the family of a citizen of the EU, EEA or Switzerland ;
Holders of a valid uniform visa, national long-stay visa or residence permit issued by a Schengen state.
Nationals of the following states holding ordinary passports:Angola, Cameroon, Congo (Brazzaville), Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guinea (Conakry), Haïti, India, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Sudan, South Sudan, Syrie, chad, Togo ;
Persons who are not nationals of the above countries but are holders of travel documents issued by the authorities of one of these countries ;
Statutory refugees from these countries ;
Holders of service passports issued by Guinea (Conakry)
Holders of ordinary Russian passport arriving from an airport located in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Turkey and Egypt
Holders of Palestinian refugee travel documents issued by the Egyptian, Lebanese or Syrian authorities.
Exempt from Airport Transit Visa : the same exemptions as above currently apply.