1. General Information
American citizens DO NOT NEED visas if they stay less than 90 days.
The visa issued will depend on the
duration of the studies in France.
have to apply with the French Consulate in Houston, only if you study
or reside in one of the following states : Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma
and Louisiana. If this is not your case , click
APPOINTMENT PER PERSON IS
MANDATORY. Read the instructions and book online by clicking
PERSONAL APPERANCE IS REQUIRED.
AWARE THAT THE PROCESSING
TIME MAY BE OF TWO WEEKS.
must obtain your Student Visa
while in the USA. The visa cannot be issued once the applicant is in
cannot be processed more than
3 months ahead of time.
2. Do I need a visa ?
except if you are a citizen of
Switzerland, Andorra, Vatican, San Marino, Monaco or of the European
Economic Area :
Also special rules apply for family
members of an European Union citizen or
family members of French citizens.
3. Documents required
|Please provide us
with the original + copies of each document. The visa
section does not make any copies, you
must bring your documents and the required number of copies.
passport or travel document (+ ONE
COPY of the identity pages). Your passport must have
been issued less than 10 years ago,
be valid for at least three months
after your return to the US and have at least 2 blank visas pages left.
- Processing fee
application form in
in English filled out completely and signed by the
applicant. NO COPY.
- One residence form duly filled out (upper part only)
(white background, full face, no glasses nor hat, closed mouth).
1 : register and obtain an "attestation" from
prior to applying for a visa at the Consulate.
2 - Once you complied with CAMPUSFRANCE requirements,
please make an appointment.
Be aware that it takes at
least 3 weeks to receive the
attestation. Please note that the attestation usually comes in the form
of an email send to your CampusFrance account mailbox and starts with
"your enrollment is now complete". DO
NOT come to the Consulate to apply for your student visa if you do not
have the attestation.
of registration or letter of enrollment in a School /
University (original + 1
guarantee such as
a. a notarized
statement from your
parents certifying that the applicant will
be provided with a monthly allowance of $820 (or 615 Euros)
for the duration of his/her stay in France,
b. OR a proof of personal
income along with a letter from school stating that room, board, and
tuition are fully prepaid.
- If you are not a U.S. citizen: A valid
U.S. permanent residence card ("green card") or a valid U.S. visa with
valid I-94 or valid I-20 (original + 1 photocopy).
If you cannot come back to the Consulate to pick up your passport (the Consulate will keep you passport during the processing time) and your visa, you will need to bring a self-addressed prepaid envelope with a tracking number (FEDEX, UPS, EXPRESS MAIL). FEDEX envelopes with an account number will NOT be accepted. You may use one envelope per family if you buy “flat rate”.
Fill out as follows :
|CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE
777 Post oak blvd , Suite 600
|Your full name
- The consular administration has full
authority to evaluate and request more documents than those submitted
by the applicant.
- Please be aware that submitting the
aforementioned documents does not guarantee the approval of the visa.
- Please note that holders of visas are
still subject to immigration control upon first entry into France. The
visa itself does not grant the right to enter France.
- Please be aware that the visa
application process (between CampusFrance and the Consulate) can take up to 4 weeks.