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.
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.