Welcome to France-Visas - The official website for visa application to France

Planning a holiday, business trip or any other project in France ? This website provides information on how to navigate each step of your visa application process.

This is your first visa application?

Take a few minutes to read through all the steps of the visa application before starting.

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From 1 p.m. Paris time [UTC +1] on 27 November 2019, the France-Visas portal will be inaccessible

Due to ongoing maintenance to improve our site, the France-Visas portal will be inaccessible from 1 p.m. Paris time [UTC +1] on 27 November 2019 for a period of about 12 hours.
Wherever possible, users are requested to complete and print their visa applications and the list of supporting documents to be provided before that date.


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.

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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.

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Next school year

You want to study in France at the next school year. Check the details of your country on the student page of France-Visas. Then proceed to the registrations according to the specialties and the study levels on Campus France if necessary.

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Due to a maintenance operation, the site will be unavailable on 27/11/2019 from 01:00 pm [Paris UTC +1] for an estimated duration of 12 hours.