Student internship and paid internship

From Wednesday June 10 2015, NO PHONE CALL to the visa section will be answered. Please send your questions by EMAIL ONLY. visas.houston-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr

IMPORTANT

If you provide a FEDEX envelop to receive your passport at your residence’s address, this envelop MUST mention:

From: your address (NOT the address of the French Consulate)
To: your address

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1 INFORMATION

Read<span
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information before
applying.

 

The
applicant should apply for the visa and should obtain it in his/her
country of residence before arriving in France.

 

You
have to apply with the French Consulate in Houston, only if you reside
in one of the following states: Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

If
you do not reside in one of those states, you have to apply with
another French Consulate, depending on where you live in the United
states. To know where to apply, <a
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here.

<strong
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time with a minimum of 2 weeks may be necessary.

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If
you apply in person, you have to come with the <span
style="font-weight: bold;">original documents plus<span
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copy. This visa section does not make any copies.

 

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SERVICES, IT IS MANDATORY TO HAVE <a
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APPOINTMENT ON LINE TO
GET A VISA. NO APPOINTMENT WILL BE GIVEN BY PHONE UNDER ANY
CIRCUMSTANCES.

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<strong
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COMPULSORY

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<a name="2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none;">2- REQUIREMENTS

 

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height="11" width="8"> Original 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 <strong
style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">have at least 2 blank
visas pages left.

 

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height="11" width="8"> 1 long stay
application form <a
href="http://www.consulfrance-houston.org/IMG/pdf_Formulaire_LS_eng-2.pdf"
class="spip_in" type="application/pdf"
style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(83, 110, 157);">in
English or<span
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href="http://www.consulfrance-houston.org/IMG/pdf_formulaire__long_sejour2-14.pdf"
class="spip_in" type="application/pdf"
style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(83, 110, 157);">in
French completely
and legibly filled out. Please print in black. Indicate your phone
numbers and e-mail.

 

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height="11" width="8"> 1<span
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style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(83, 110, 157);">recent
passport size photograph.

 

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style="border-style: none; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; height: 11px; width: 8px;"
height="11" width="8"> For non American
citizen : a proof of resident status in the US ( green card, valid US
visa along with a copy of valid I-20 or valid I-AP66, visas. Original +
1 copy.

 

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src="http://www.consulfrance-houston.org/local/cache-vignettes/L8xH11/puce-d5701.gif"
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height="11" width="8"> The «
convention de stage » (original + one copy) is obtained by
the employer in France at the Direction Departementale du Travail, de
l’Emploi et de la Formation Professionnelle (D.D.T.E.F.P.)
and must be signed by all parties, the employer in France, the student,
and either the school in the USA or the employer in the USA . This
convention de stage MUST BE STAMPED by the DDTEFP.
 If the convention de stage has not been stamped, a letter
from the DDTEFP (Direction Départementale du Travail, de
l’Emploi et de la Formation Professionnelle) stating that the
French Labor Department is aware that you are going to work in France
as a « stagiaire ». Original + 1 copy

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height="11" width="8"> Proof of sufficient <span
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funds: 
: for a student a <a
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style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(83, 110, 157);">financial
guarantee such
as a notarized statement certifying that the applicant will be provided
with a monthly allowance of 630.00 € for the duration of
his/her stay in France, or the amount of the allowance granted by the
employer ; a proof of personal income (your three last bank statements)
; or for a salaried stagiaire, the pay slips for the last three months
+ a letter from the employer stating that the salary will be maintained
for the duration of the stage, equivalent at least to the minimum
monthly salary in France (1321,00 €)

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height="11" width="8"> for the student
stagiaire, some proof of lodging ; the fact that lodging has been paid
for in advance or is free of charge will lessen the financial
requirements; for the salaried stagiaire, any document relating to the
lodging : hotel reservation, attestation from the employer, any other
document.

 

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height="11" width="8"> proof of medical
insurance covering the stagiaire for the duration of his/her stay in
France : a letter from your insurance company (a copy of your card is
not enough) stating that you will be covered in Europe for any medical
and repatriation expenses, during your whole stay, for at least
$50,000. If your insurance company does not provide such a coverage,
you have to find an international insurance (do not forget to ask for
the letter above mentionned)

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fees: <strong
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Mastercard) or cash (exact amount only). Personal checks
or American Express are not accepted.

 

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REMARKS:
please be aware that the Consular Administration has full authority to
appreciate and request more documents than those submitted by the
applicant. Furthermore the visa does not in itself grant you the right
to enter a French territory. It is necessary that you carry the
original documents used to obtain the visa with you at all times.
Border authorities may request that you show them upon entry to France.

Dernière modification : 09/06/2015

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