Application form


Completing your visa application

You can save your information at each step of the process. When you have completed the application, you must print the application form and your receipt of application.

You must bring these documents, together with all supporting documents, when you submit your file to the relevant consular service or external service provider.

Caution : Visa applications cannot be submitted more than

  • 3 months prior to the start of your trip for a long stay
  • 6 months for a short stay visa

Creating a group application

Once you have created your first application, you can add further applications to it to form a group application. A group can contain no more than 6 people or 6 trips.

Caution : You will be called for a group appointment if you submit a group application.


On 1 January 2021, new conditions will apply for the entry and residence of British citizens and their family members in France. All the applicable rules are available on our dedicated page accessible by clicking on withdrawal agreement.



As of April 7, 2021, France-Visas will provide students with the possibility of sending digital copies of their supporting documents when completing their visa application online. This optional procedure will allow an accelerated process by the external service provider (ESP). This feature will at first be accessible only to applicants for long-stay student visas residing in a country where the visa application is outsourced to an ESP and available online.

The prerequisites for the digitization procedure are detailed here.