Submit your application at the France Visa Application Center, in the United Arab Emirates


Since 6 May 2015, Emirati citizens are exempted from entry visas in France and the Schengen States for stays of less than 90 days.

All visas applications for France in the United Arab Emirates are processed exclusively by the Consular section in Abu Dhabi. However visa applicants residing in the United Arab Emirates are  able to apply indifferently with the VFS centre in Dubai or  VFS Centre in Abu Dhabi.

To make an appointment and to know the information related to the place of deposit of your application, refer to the heading "Whom should I contact?“.

Kindly note that the visa application submission procedure does not end after filling the form online on the France Visas website. You still need to print the application form and take it with you, along with all other required documents, when you submit in person your application at a VFS center.



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.