Apply for a visa for France in Suriname

The embassy of France in Suriname only issues visas for its overseas territories* and long term visas (more than 3 months) for France (mainland).

Short stay Schengen visas for France (less than 3 months) are issued by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Suriname, via the VFS Global office  in Paramaribo.

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

For specific cases (holders of diplomatic or service passports, short stay Schengen visa and visa for groups), please check the "Particular situations" section.

* France (mainland in Europe) and Overseas territories: Insofar as the French Overseas Departments (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte) as well as the French Overseas Communities (French Polynesia, Saint-Pierre -et-Miquelon, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, Wallis and Futuna, New Caledonia) are not part of the Schengen area, the French Embassy is the only competent authority to issue long stay visas but also short stay for these destinations.


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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.