Submit your application at a visa centre for France, in Senegal

Short stay and long stay visa applications

Given the resumption of international travel following a period of travel restrictions, the visa service of the Consulate General of France in Dakar is doing its utmost, within its means, to meet the increasing demand. despite a strong impact on the procedures in terms of appointment and processing times.

The processing times for short-stay visa applications are as follows :

  • Short-stay visas for professional reasons: 15 to 30 days
  • Short stay visas for family, tourist or private visits: 15 to 45 days

The processing time for long-stay visas depends on the type of visa and can take up to eight months if verification of civil status documents is required.

Applicants are therefore advised to apply as early as possible for their visa, which, for information, can be submitted up to six months before the planned date of departure.

The VFS centre is currently open to the public from Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:30.

Wearing a face mask is compulsory for the public and the VFS staff within the premises of the VFS application centre.

The possible issuance of a visa does not guarantee the possibility of entering the territory, which is determined by the sanitary measures applicable at the borders.

Visa applications for the Central African Republic and Djibouti: file directly with the Consulate General of France :

France represents the Central African Republic and Djibouti for requests for short-stay visas to these countries. For this type of request, you don't have to go through VFS for your filing. Submit your request directly to the Consulate General of France in Dakar (address: 1 rue Elhadji Amadou Assane Ndoye, Plateau, DAKAR).

To make an appointment and find information about the visa application centres, please check the "Whom should I contact ?" section.

For specific cases (people not residing in Senegal, holders of diplomatic or service passports), please check the "Particular situations" section.


Mesures pour la mobilité au Sénégal ou en Gambie

Mesures pour la mobilité au Sénégal ou en Gambie

Vous avez fait vos études supérieures ou une partie en France et êtes revenu vivre au Sénégal ou en Gambie ? Dans le cadre des mesures pour la mobilité annoncées par le Président de la République Française lors de son discours à Ouagadougou, vous pouvez bénéficier d’un visa de court séjour circulation d’une durée maximale lors de votre prochaine demande de visa.

Ce visa peut vous être accordé quelle que soit votre nationalité et quel que soit le niveau d’études supérieures que vous avez effectué en France. Vous devrez justifier de vos diplômes dans votre dossier de demande de visa : photocopie du diplôme, ou attestation de réussite, ou relevé de notes montrant la réussite au diplôme. Pour plus de renseignements, vous pouvez poser vos questions à l’adresse suivantes :

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.