People residing in the United States who wish to visit France as their sole or main destination, must go to any of the VFS Global Centres :
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Public holidays / closures
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Public holidays in 2022 :
- January 01 : New Year's Day
- January 17 : Martin Luther King Day
- February 21 : Presidents Day
- May 30 : Memorial Day
- July 04 : Independence Day of USA
- September 05 : Labor Day
- October 10 : Columbus Day
- November 11 : Veterans Day
- November 24 : Thanksgiving Day
- November 25 : Black Friday
- December 26 : Christmas
Application processing times
Processing times - upon receipt of a complete application - are given as general guidelines and will vary according to the applicant’s nationality and the type of visa.
There is no expedite procedure for a visa, and the Visa Section cannot influence this timeline of process.
Reminder: Do allow at least 15 days for visa processing.
Applications cannot be submitted more than 6 months before the departure date for short stay visa applications and more than 3 months before the departure date for long stay visa applications.
For security reasons, luggage, suitcases, backpacks, and any other large bags are not allowed on the premises of the Consulate of France.
Please make the proper arrangements before visiting the Consulate, since there is nowhere to store bags in the building.
You will not be allowed to enter the Consulate with any of the aforementioned bags under any circumstances.
The Consulate allows no guns on its premises, whether carried openly or concealed, under any circumstances.
Collecting your passport
Due to the health situation, and until further notice, passports will only be returned by registered mail.