Submit your application at a visa centre for France, in South Africa
Visa applications submitted in South Africa are examined by the French Consulates in Johannesburg and Cape Town ; only the Consulates are authorised to make decisions concerning visas.
- For short-stay visa applications, please submit your application at least fifteen days before your planned departure date;
- For long-stay visa applications, please allow at least one month between the date of submission of your application and your planned departure date.
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 South Africa, holders of diplomatic or service passports, people visiting the french overseas department of Reunion), please check the "Particular situations" section.