Whom should I contact?

Visa network in the country (consulates and service providers)

Short-stay visa applications must be submitted to the Consulate of the Schengen area country where the stay takes place. If visiting more than one country, the application must be submitted to the main destination country or, in the absence of a main destination, to the country of first entry. In Russia all the states of the Schengen Area issue visas.

People residing in Russia and wishing to visit France as their sole or main destination, must go to the VFS Global Centres:

Ufa

 

Which process visa applications on behalf of the French consular authorities in Moscow.

Visa applications depending on the consulate general of France in Saint Petersburg and the consulate general of France in Yekaterinburg will be processed by the Consulate General of France in Moscow.

The short stay visa applications depending on the consulate general of France in St Petersburg can be submitted at the VFS Global centers in Saint Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.

Some categories of applicants can apply for short stay visa in person, at the Consulate General of France in Moscow, by appointment made with the VFS Global call center. Refer to the « Special situations » section.


Opening hours during the New Year Holidays

Consulate of France in Moscow

The Consulate General of France in Moscow will be closed on Monday, December 24th after 2 pm and on Monday, December 31st after 2 pm.


Practical Information on the application progress

Warning

We warn you against unscrupulous intermediaries who offer “visa kits”. Submitting invalid or falsified documents will lead to a visa refusal which may have negative consequences for future visa applications.

Prepare your visit

When you have all the documents required for your application, you can apply at one of the 18 Center of VFS Global operating for France. Appointments are mandatory for all applications.

In order to make an appointment through via the call centre or on the VFS Russia website, you will be asked to immediately provide an email address where you can receive the appointment confirmation letter. You will be asked to show this letter when you visit the VFS Global Centres in Russia. You must print the letter out before visiting the Centre along with your other visa application documents.

Visa applicants must  generally submit their visa application in person.

However, a representative may apply on behalf of the applicant with an ID document, a proxy letter (not notarized), dated and signed by the applicant and a copy of the previous
visa for which fingerprints of the applicant were collected. You may refer to the sample proxy letters in French and Russian.

In accordance with the Russian Law on Personal Data, all applicants who apply for a visa through the France Visa Application Centre must personally complete and sign the authorization for the processing of personal data. Consent to processing of personal data of children under 18 must be signed by the parent or legal guardian. (form)

Notarized parental consent forms:

  • In the case of children traveling with someone with parental rights, such as the child’s father, mother or legal guardian, no parental consent is required, provided the parent or legal guardian applies simultaneously or that proof is given that he or she has a Schengen visa valid for the intended stay.
  • In the case of children traveling alone or with a third person, consent from the parent or legal guardian is required.
  • In the case of orphans, an authorization from the orphanage director must be provided along with an agreement by the Supervising Authority through the validation of the contract with the French host organization and the inclusion of the leaving the child in the register of the Regulatory Body. Authorizations certified by a notary must be dated less 3 months before the application date (in the case of single parents, such authorizations can be delivered before that or at least after the disappearance of the second parent). These authorizations must include the departure and return dates or the intended duration of the stay, the countries of destination and must be signed by the parent(s).

When applying, do not forget to bring with you :

  • If you made an appointment, the appointment confirmation letter (printed out) ;
  • Your passport: (if you made an appointment, the passport number must be identical to the passport number indicated on the appointment confirmation letter) ;
  • The file containing all the required documents presented in the same order as on the list of required documents ;
  • Payment to cover the cost of the visa and the processing fees.

If your visa application is incomplete (i.e. missing documents), you may choose not to submit your application until you have all the required documents and come back to the Centre at a later date. You will not have to pay any processing fees if you decide not to submit your application at this time.

However, if you do decide to submit your incomplete application, you will be asked to sign a document indicating that your application is incomplete and that certain documents are missing.

Submitting a complete application does not guarantee that the consular authorities will issue you a visa.

Travel agencies

  • Travel agencies may prepare and submit applications on behalf of their clients.
  • One day prior to the submission date, travel agencies are required to email the list of applicants to be submitted to the Visa Centre. A sample can be downloaded here.
  • If their clients are not exempted from biometrics, travel agencies are required to make appointments for their clients to enroll biometrics on the same day of the submission of the applications.
  • An original authorization letter signed by the applicant must be provided for each application. Applicants have the option to use the authorization letter template provided by VFS.
  • If the applicants do not show up for biometric collection, travel agencies are required to collect the applications and payment on the same day.

Biometric data

All visas issued by France are biometric visas.

Applicants who are over 12 years of age are required to appear in person at the time of their first application. The following biometric identifiers are collected: a photograph, scanned or taken at the time of the application, and 10 fingerprints, taken flat and digitized.

However, it is possible to retrieve your biometric data if a previous biometric Schengen visa has been issued to you less than 59 months ago.

Children under 12 years of age: children under 12 years of age are not required to provide the biometric data, short stay Schengen visa application may be submitted by the child’s parent/legal guardian. The ISO/IEC format photograph (pdf) of the child will be scanned.


Tracking your application / Collecting your passport

Tracking your application

After your appointment and submitting your application in the Centre, you can track the progress of your application on the VFS website .

Collecting your passport

Warning: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the return of passports is being done only by delivery service at this time.

If you have opted for a courier delivery service, your passport will be sent directly to the address you have provided.

Your passport has been handed back to you without a visa

Important - Reasons for visa refusals are communicated on the basis of European regulations (article 32 of the Visa Code). No other reason for refusal will be provided by the Visa Section.

  • If you want to appeal that decision because you have relevant information that may justify a review of your application, you can make an internal administrative appeal against the refusal decision to Consul General of France in Moscow by email to the following address: visas.moscou-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr.

Internal administrative appeals must clearly indicate the aim to review the refusal decision. The applicant may choose to provide additional supporting documents to the ones originally submitted that may lead to a review of the decision. If the consular authority does not answer within 2 months after the appeal, the appeal will be considered as rejected (implied rejection).

You must clearly mention in your e-mail your surname, name(s) in the Latin alphabet and date of birth and an email address and a phone number so that we can contact you rapidly.

If the Visa Section does not respond favorably to your internal administrative appeal, you may appeal to the “Commission des Recours contre les decisions de Refus de Visa d’entrée en France” (CRRV).

  • You can appeal to the CRRV (directly after the refusal of your application or after an internal administrative appeal to the Visa Section) during a two-month period after the notification of refusal has been received, by writing a letter to the following address: Commission des Recours contre les decisions de Refus de Visa d’entrée en France, BP 83.609, 44036 NANTES Cedex 1.

Your letter must be written in French and must mention your surname and name(s) in the Latin alphabet and your date of birth. A refusal issued by a French consulate never constitutes a final refusal for France and the whole of the Schengen Area. You are free to apply again at the Consulate General of France in Moscow or to any other consulate of another Schengen member state.


List of application reception sites

You can submit your application at the VFS Global Centres in Russia. Your application will be examined by the French Consulate in Moscow.

You can make an appointment on the VFS Global website  or by contacting the Call Centre on +7 499 703 4974 or +7 499 286 9977 between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm from Monday to Friday.


VFS Global Centre in Moscow

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

Prospekt Mira 64, 3rd floor
129110 Moscow
Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

monday 09:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.
tuesday 09:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.
wednesday 09:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.
thursday 09:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.
friday 09:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only)

monday Closed
tuesday Closed
wednesday Closed
thursday Closed
friday Closed
saturday Closed
sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Irkutsk

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

Sverdlova street, 10, 2nd floor
664011 Irkutsk
Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 06:00 pm.

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

 

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Kazan

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

Parizhskaya Komunna Street, 26
420021 Kazan
Russia

  Map

Call Center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 06:00 pm.

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

 

Monday 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Kaliningrad

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

1812 Goda street, Building 126
(entrance from the Litovskiy val. Street)
236016 Kaliningrad
Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications

(By appointment only)

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by service courrier only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Khabarovsk

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

22A Istomina street, 1st floor
680000 Khabarovsk
Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 6:00 pm (Moscow time).

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications ( by appointment only)

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by service courrier only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Krasnodar

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

Akademika Pavlova street, 64, A1, 1st floor
Krasnodar 350001
Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

 

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Krasnoyarsk

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

Maerchaka Street 16
(entrance from Krasnoy Gvardii Street)
660075 Krasnoyarsk
Russia

  Map

Call center

+ 7 499 703 4974
+ 7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

 

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Nizhny Novgorod

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

Scherbakova Street, 15,
1st floor
Nizhny Novgorod 603003
Russia

  Map

Call center

+ 7 499 703 4974
+ 7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 18:00

Email

infomas.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

 

Monday 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Novosibirsk

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

Chelyuskintsev Street 15
630132 Novosibirsk
Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

 

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Omsk

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

Frunze street 1/4,
office 713, 7th floor
644043 Omsk
Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

 

Monday 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Perm

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

Chernyshevskogo str. 28,
Shopping center “Belcher” 2nd floor
614000 Perm
Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

 

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Rostov-on-Don

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

24/2v Trolleybusnaya street,
Building 1,
2nd floor, Business Center Sodruzhestvo
344065 Rostov-on-Don
Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

 

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Saint-Petersburg

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

Bolshaya Raznochinnaya 16A,
(Entrance from Chkalovsky Prospect 7),
3rd Floor
197110 Saint-Petersburg
Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

Monday 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Wednesday 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by service courrier only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Samara

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

78 Michurina street,
Office No.2,
Millennium Business Centre 2nd floor
Samara 443110 Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 6:00 pm (Moscow time).

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications ( by appointment only)

Monday 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Saratov

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

Vavilova 38/114, of. 2a
(entrance from the Astrakhanskaya Street)
410012 Saratov
Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

 

Monday 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Ufa

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

Chernishevskogo Street 82,
office 301,
3rd floor
(entrance is from the Chernishevskogo Street)
450076 Ufa
Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment  only)

 

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Vladivostok

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

Okeanskiy Prospekt, 17,
6 floor, office 601
690091 Vladivostok
Russia

  Map

Call center

+ 7 499 703 4974
+ 7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 09:00 am to 4:00 pm (Vladivostok time).

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

 

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

Centre VFS in Yekaterinburg

Book an appointment

 

Contact details

Address

Panorama Business Hotel. Kuibysheva Street 44,
2nd Floor (access from Belinskogo Street)
620026 Yekaterinbourg
Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977
Monday to Friday, 07:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Email

infomos.frru@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

 

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by courrier service only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

Consulate general of France in Moscow

 

Contact details

Address

Kazansky pereoulok 10
115127 Moscow
Russia

  Map

Call center

+7 499 703 4974
+7 499 286 9977

Email

visas.moscou-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr

  Opening times

Submitting applications (by appointment only)

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 11 :30 a.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 11 :30 a.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 11 :30 a.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 11 :30 a.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 11 :30 a.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (by appointment only)

Monday 02:00 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
Tuesday 02:00 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
Wednesday 02:00 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
Thursday 02:00 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.
Friday 02:00 p.m. - 03:45 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

Public holidays / closures

Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Public holidays in 2022 :

  • Monday, January 3rd: New Year’s Day
  • Friday, 7 January: Orthodox Christmas
  • Monday, 8 March: Women's Day
  • Monday, 18 April: Easter Monday
  • Monday, 9 May: Victory Day
  • Thursday 26 mai: Ascension Day
  • Monday, 6 June: Pentecost
  • Monday 15 august: Assumption Day
  • Friday, 4 November: Russian National Unity Day
  • Friday, 11 November: Armistice