How to Send a Fax to France

by Ian MooreUpdated September 26, 2017

Fax (short for facsimile) is an electronic device used to send copies of documents from one person or party to another. Because of its instantaneous delivery time compared to the lag of snail mail, it has become the preferred method to transfer signatures and documents that cannot be sent through email. Sending a fax to France is not difficult because all international faxes follow the same guidelines.

Find a fax machine that has international coverage. This could be in your workplace, at a store like Office Max, or through an online service such as Fax Zero (see Resources).

Find out if you need to dial "9" first. Some businesses and institutions require 9 to be dialed in order to make a phone call or send a fax message.

Dial the country code for the country where you are calling from. If you are calling from the United States, the country code is "011."

Dial the country code for France. This number is "33."

Dial the city code and local phone number for France. For example if you are faxing Paris, the city code would be "1." Press send and wait to see if the fax was successful or not.

Items you will need

  • Fax machine

  • Fax number


Store-provided fax machines will charge based on the number of pages sent. Check the number and country codes if you are experiencing trouble.



About the Author

Ian Moore is a student pursuing an associate degree in music and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Moore has been a writer for more than 10 years. He holds a TESOL certification and has taught English abroad. Moore has published work for Transitions Abroad.

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