Submit your application at a visa centre for France, in Canada
The reception of visa applicants is provided by VFS Global Centers in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa.
Visa applications submitted in Canada are examined by the French Consulate in Montreal.
- Appointment and processing times vary depending on the number of applicants and the season. Users are therefore advised to anticipate in order to obtain their appointment at least 1 month before their departure.
- Applications cannot be submitted more than 6 months before the departure date for short stay visa applications and more than 3 months before the departure date for long stay visa applications.
To make an appointment and find information about visa application centers, please check the “Whom should I contact ?” section.
For all special cases (beneficiaries of France-Canada youth mobility agreement, holders of official or diplomatic passports) 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.