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.

Information Coronavirus

France has decided to suspend the issuance of visas until further notice.

Because of the COVID-19 health crisis, France has stopped issuing visas until further notice. This decision applies to all visa requests (Schengen short-stay visas, long-stay visas for France, and visas for overseas France). It also applies to applications for which appointments have already been made.

The validity of French residence permits, provisional residence permits, long-stay visas and receipts for applications to renew residence permits expiring between 16 March and 15 May 2020 has been extended for by 180 days (6 months). If you have one of these documents and are stuck outside of France because of disruption to air travel, you will therefore be able to enter or return to France once the situation allows. You will then need to take care to travel directly to France, without transit through another Schengen Area country.

If you are in France on a short-stay visa which is going to expire and you cannot return to your country of origin, either because that country has prohibited entry from France for health reasons or because flights have been suspended, for example, you can, in case of justified urgency, enjoy an extension of your short-stay visa (up to 90 days) or a provisional residence permit. You are invited to make contact with the prefecture in the area where you are living to extend your short-stay visa or receive a provisional residence permit.

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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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Short-stay visa / Updated visa fees

Following a decision by the European Union applicable to all Schengen Area Member States, short-stay visa fees will increase from 60 euros to 80 euros (and from 35 euros to 40 euros for children between 6 and 12 years old). This increase shall apply as of 2 February 2020. It does not affect short-stay visas for French Overseas Territories, nor prices which have been negotiated under facilitation agreements.


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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Because of the COVID-19 health crisis, France has stopped issuing visas until further notice.

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