Particular situations

Long stay student visa

1st step : introduction of the visa application on France-Visas website

You must fill out the online application form and print it.

2nd step : Pre consular interview with Campus France

Students wishing to apply for a long stay student visa must book an appointment with the Campus France representative in the Philippines prior to applying for the visa at VFS GLOBAL. To read the full process on Campus France website, please click here.

At the end of the interview, your visa application form will be stamped to validate the process.

3rd step : Apply for the visa with VFS GLOBAL

You must book an appointment with VFS GLOBAL. Don’t forget to bring your visa form duly stamped together with the required documents on the submission day.


Official passports

Holders of diplomatic passports can apply for visas directly with the consular services of the French Embassy in the Philippines.

Visas issued to official passport holders in the course of their duties are free of charge.


Republic of Palau and Republic of Marshall Islands nationals

Republic of Palau and Republic of Marshall Islands nationals can travel in the Schengen area without a visa for 90 days within a 180-day period. This exemption applies to all grounds of stay, including travels for compensated activity.

On the contrary, visa exemption does not apply to businessmen, athletes, and artists who will perform an activity on an ad hoc basis, to journalists sent by the media of their country of residence, and expert trainees within a business group.

Important note: although exempted from visa, Republic of Palau and Republic of Marshall Islands nationals who will travel to perform compensated activities in France, nonetheless, have to provide a provisional work authorization in cases in which it is arranged by French rules and regulations.


Submission of application direct at the consular section

The following applicants may submit their applications directly at the consular section of the Embassy

  • Diplomatic passport holders