A Schengen visa, also called "C" visa, is a short stay visa (up to 90 days by semester) valid for the 25 States member of the Schengen agreement :
Therefore, you don’t need to apply twice when you travel to 2 or more different Schengen countries.
To be able to apply at the Consulate general of France, you must of course visit France.
If you intend to visit only one Schengen country, you must apply at the Consulate of that specific country.
If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply at the Consulate of the country where you are going to stay the longest.
If you intend to visit several Schengen for the same amount of time, you must apply at the Consulate of your first entry.
Duration of stay : you may stay up to 90 days in the "Schengen space" with such a visa.
|D.R. Congo (ex-Zaïre)||Cuba||Djibouti|
|Guyana||Haiti||Hong Kong (except S.A.R.)|
|Liberia||Libya||Macao (except S.A.R.)|
|Somalia||South Africa||Sri Lanka|
|St Lucia||St Thomas||St Vincent|
|Tonga||Trinidad & Tobago||Tunisia|
|Uganda||Ukraine||United Arab Emirates|
*Biometric passports holders of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia are no longer required to obtain a visa for stays under 90 days.
|Citizens from the following countries: USA, Australia, Brasil, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea and Venezuela are no longer required to obtain a short stay visa for work, provided they hold a valid work authorization at the time of their travel.|
Each applicant (children included) has to appear personally at the Consulate and should have his own appointment.
IMPORTANT: When you book your appointment online, please make sure to WRITE DOWN YOUR REFERENCE NUMBER (starting with HOU20… ) appearing in the first pop-up window.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION AND THAT THE CONSULATE WON’T CONFIRM YOUR APPOINTMENT.
IF YOU CANNOT PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION RECEIPT IT IS NOT A PROBLEM. Simply show up on the date and time of your appointment.
If you need to book another appointment for the same person because you made a mistake, you will have to change one piece of information (for example replacing the passport number by 00000) while booking it.
Applicants arriving late will not be accommodated and must reschedule their appointments.
Minor applicants have to be accompanied by their mother or father or legal guardian at the personal interview.
Processing time depends on your citizenship :
15 days is the average processing time if you are a citizen from :
|Qatar||US Re-entry permit||US Refugee travel doc|
|United Arab Emirates||Vietnam||Zimbabwe|
It takes 2 to 3 days for others. (India, China, Colombia….)
Applications cannot be processed more than 3 months ahead of time.
|Please provide us with the original + 1 copy of each document.
The visa section does not make any copies, you must bring your documents and the required copies.
[(For Camerounese citizens willing to enter Germany, please note that you must present a valid Camerounese Identity card.
ATTENTION!!!Proof of medical coverage abroad : a letter from your insurance company stating that you are covered abroad or a travel insurance to be purchased from a travel agency: in both cases, a minimum coverage of US$50,000 is required. It should cover your entire stay in France
If you do not have medical coverage abroad, please note that such insurance may be purchased online.
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”.
|Your full name|
|If you still have any question, please contact the visa section at the following e-mail address : email@example.com|