Particular situations

People residing in United States of America

French Consulate in Montreal can’t issue visas for persons living in the United States of America.


Representations of other Schengen States

All countries from the Schengen zone are represented in Canada.

If you intend to visit several countries of the Schengen zone, you can submit your application at the French Consulate only if:

  • France is your main destination, the country where you will spend most of your time (number of nights spent in the country);
  • France is your first entry country and you will stay there the same number of days than in the other Schengen countries.

If it is not the case, please contact the right Schengen Consulate.


Official passport

The French Consulate in Montreal issue diplomatic visas. Visas issued to holders of official passports (i.e. related to their functions) are free of charge.


Procedure for young Canadians under the France-Canada Youth Mobility agreement (students, young professionals, working holiday visa)

The Franco-Canadian agreement aims to simplify and facilitate the administrative procedures applicable to young French nationals and young Canadian nationals (18-35 years old) who wish to stay in the country of which they are not nationals, in order to increase their knowledge languages, culture and society in the other country through travel, study, internship or work experience.

The agreement provides for four categories of stays:

  • Young professionals,
  • Interuniversity exchange,
  • Practical Internship
  • Working Holiday Program.

For young Canadians, the agreement applies to the territories of the European and Overseas Departments (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte) of the French Republic as well as the territorial collectivity of Saint- Pierre and Miquelon.

Canadian citizens wishing to benefit from the France-Canada agreement on youth mobility will have to provide the following documents with their application:

For every application

  • Application form dated and signed
  • ID photograph
  • Travel document issued fewer than 10 years ago, which will remain valid for at least three months after the planned return date

Young professionals

  • Work contract (no need to have it stamped by the direccte in France) or letter of offer under the canadian programme of remembrance in Vimy or Juno Beach.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas, training certificates, recognition of 12 months of professional experience during the last 3 years.
  • proof of sufficient financial resources  for the beginning of the stay

Interuniversity exchange

  • Student card with copy (recto-verso)
  • Letter of acceptation from the university in Canada
  • Letter of acceptation from the university in France
  • Proof of sufficient financial resources  for the beginning of the stay

Practical internship

  • Proof of subscription to an insurance policy for all medical expenses including repatriation, for the length of the stay and for Quebec residents a letter from the RAMQ
  • Proof of sufficient financial resources  for the beginning of the stay

Working holiday programme

  • Letter of motivation and confirmed return booking or affidavit to leave France
  • Proof of subscription to an insurance policy for all medical expenses including repatriation, for the length of the stay and for Quebec residents a letter from the RAMQ
  • Proof of sufficient financial resources  for the beginning of the stay

Check Frequently asked questions about France Canada youth mobility agreement.


Application for a French long-term visa to study in France

As of 1 October 2021, Canada will join the Études en France (EEF) platform. This platform is entirely dematerialised and allows for the management of all the steps involved in registering in an institution of higher education up to the visa application. It concerns all non-EU applicants residing in Canada and wishing to study in France for a period of more than 3 months for which a long stay visa is required. Registration on the platform is mandatory before applying for a visa. Once the application has been validated on Etudes en France, the applicant can start the visa application process on France-Visas.

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