Artists [fr]

Presentation

If you have a work contract, it must be certified by the "Direction générale des entreprises, de la concurrence, de la consommation, du travail et de l’emploi" (DIRECCTE) (Labour, Employment and Job Training Office for the Department) or by the "Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles" (DRAC) (Regional Office for Cultural Affairs).

If you are touring in France, it is the DIRECCTE or the DRAC in the location of your first performance that has jurisdiction.

For periods of 90 days or less, an artist who is a Canadian citizen and who has a contract certified by the DIRECCTE or the DRAC does not need a visa.

For those who needs a short stay visa, with the contract certified by the DIRECCTE or the DRAC, you must also provide all the documents which you find on this page.

Documents to be provided

Please provide both the original and 2 copies of the documents. All the documents must be submitted in the order below.

The visa section will give you back the original documents.

Document or photocopy missing = incomplete file = high risk of visa refusal.

  • 1 long stay visa application form duly completed and signed;
  • 1 identification photo, in colour, recent (less than three months), original in 35 mm X 45 mm format with clear and uniform background. Photo must be affixed to the form;
  • Original passport (and copy of your passport’s identification page). The passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the end of the stay in France. The visa is made effective by means of a self-adhesive label affixed to one of the pages of the passport;
  • Refugees : RefugeeTravel Document issued in accordance with the 1951 Geneva Convention;
    • Canadian residents with refugees status, even if they have a permanent resident card, must be in possession of this document and present themselves at the consulate at least one month before their travel date.
  • Non Canadian citizens : evidence of your regular status in Canada ;
    • a permanent resident card (photocopy must be recto-verso),
      • IMM 1000 not accepted.
    • or a study permit along with a valid Canadian visa (to ensure the return to Canada),
    • or a work permit along with a valid Canadian visa,
    • or a Canadian visitor’s visa if the holder prove residence over three consecutive months in Canada.
  • A work contract certified by a “Direction générale des entreprises, de la concurrence, de la consommation, du travail et de l’emploi” (DIRECCTE),
    or
  • an employment contract or a services contract certified by a “Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles” (DRAC).

Attention

The Consulate reserves the right to require additional supporting evidence.

Filing the documents does not systematically guarantee issuance of a visa. You should not leave your present job, sell your property or commit yourself in any way before receiving your visa.

Fees and timeframes

Application fees (non-refundable): the value of €99 in Canadian currency for long stays, the value of €60 in Canadian currency for short stays; payable only by debit card, cash or money orders (exact amount) payable to “consulat de France à Montréal”.

The timeframe for issuing a visa depends on your nationality, even if you are a permanent resident of Canada. Processing time for certain applications is approximately 15 days.

Please consult the following link regarding the Application Processing Time for your information : “Timeframes”.

Appointments

Attention, you must schedule an appointment in order to submit your application on the Consulate’s website : "Rendez-vous" (in the "Prendre rendez-vous" tab).

Only those persons in possession of the notice to attend will be admitted to the Consulate offices. For security reasons, please be on time;

Before attending, please make sure to bring all the documents indicated on the Consulate Web site that are required to issue the requested visa.

You must submit all original documents, as well as two photocopies of each document.

To avoid penalizing other applicants, if you must cancel your appointment you are strongly requested to do so via the Consulate’s website : "Rendez-vous" (in the "Revoir son rendez-vous" tab).

Dernière modification : 12/02/2016

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