Thank you for arriving 5 to 10 minutes before your appointment time to carry out the access checks.

In application of health measures, please note that:

  • You must wear a protective mask to access our premises and disinfect your hands before entering the public reception area (hydro-alcoholic gel will be made available to you at the entrance).
  • Access will be authorized only to the person concerned by the process, with the exception of accompanying persons for a person with a disability.
  • We invite you to bring your own pen.

We also remind you to keep the safety distances (1.5 m).

Thank you for paying the visa fees by credit card.


Apply for a visa for France in Belgium

If you are a legal resident of Luxembourg, Belgium or The Netherlands, you may submit your visa application to the Consulate general of France in Brussels. The decision to issue or to refuse a visa is only made by the French Consulate General in Brussels.

You may apply up to 6 months before your date of departure to France.

We advise you to submit your visa application at your earliest convenience.

Non-EU citizens must be in possession of a visa to enter France, regardless of the length of their stay and whatever travel document they hold.

However you are exempted of visa for a short stay in France, overseas departments and communities (DROM-CTOM) or in another Schengen State if :

  • You hold a valid residence permit issued by a State in the Schengen area.
  • You hold a passport issued for less than 10 years, valid for at least 3 months longer than the scheduled date of your departure, issued by one of the countries listed in the following link (

For short stay visa applications, it is advisable to plan to submit your application form 20 days before your expected departure date to France.

For long stay visa applications, you should plan a 30-day timeframe between the filing of your visa application and your expected departure date to France.

To make an appointment and find information about the place to come to submit your visa application, please check the “Whom should I contact ?” section.

For all special cases, such as holders of service, official or diplomatic passports, and for students, please refer to the section “Particular situations”.


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.