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.