Applying for a visa to go to France

The consular section of the embassy of France welcomes all applications for short and long stay visas to metropolitan and overseas France*,

  • Short stay visas to France include :
  • visas for official missions to France ;
  • visas for diplomatic and service passport holders ;
  • transit visas ;
  • other categories of Schengen visa (tourism, business, study…).

To make an appointment and find information about your visa application, please check the "Whom should I contact?" section.

For specific cases (people not residing in Ghana, holders of diplomatic or service passports, people visiting the French overseas department of Reunion), please check the "Local features" section.

* Metropolitan and overseas France : Since French overseas departments (Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guyana, La Réunion, Mayotte) and communities (French Polynesia, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Wallis et Futuna, New Caledonia) are not part of the Schengen area, the embassy of the French Republic is the only competent authority to issue long stay as well as short stay national visas to these destinations.


Caution: Cerfa form in draft

The day of your appointment you must imperatively present your CERFA in final paper version. It must not have the word "DRAFT".

If your CERFA has the mention "DRAFT", this means that your application is not finalized on France-Visas and will therefore be refused on the day of filing.

Beware of fraudulent sites

Visa applicants are advised to be cautious in all dealings with companies that claim to offer assistance in obtaining French visas.

The day of your appointment:

Attention, the day of your appointment you must print and come with your receipt. In case of absence of a document present on your receipt, your visa application can be refused.