Attention : as of August 1st, 2013, short and long stay visa applicants are temporarily exempt from biometric data registration, pending the application of VIS (Visa Information System), which will require all Schengen member states to issue biometric visas.
Do I need a visa for Metropolitan France (ordinary passport)?
Do I need a visa for French Overseas Departments (DROM) (ordinary passport)?
Do I need a visa for French Overseas Territories (CTOM) (ordinary passport)?
Where do I apply?
How to read a Schengen visa label?
Controls at point of entry in France
Frequently asked questions
Scheduling an appointment
- Visa applications must be submitted less than 3 months before the date of departure (less than 3 months before the start of the courses for the students).
Visas for Tourists or for a Simple Visit
Visa for Andorra and Monaco
Visa for transiting through France while remaining in the airport’s international zone
Visa for a short stay in Metropolitan France or DROM for less than 90 days
Visa to stay in Metropolitan France or DROM for more than 90 days for tourism or a simple visit
Visa for New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna and Mayotte (CTOM)
Visa for a French family or for citizens of the European Union or for French residents
Visa for the spouse of a European Union national (except french citizens)
Visa for the spouse of a French citizen (less than 90 days)
Visa for the spouse of a French citizen to settle in France
Visa for a marriage with a French national (short stay)
Visa for a foreign minor or a child having a French national as guardian
Visa to a stay in France or in DROM for more than 90 days for an ascendant of a French national or of his/her foreign spouse
Visa for minors with schooling
Long-stay visa for a student of majority age (more than 18 years)
Visa for a domestic helper-trainee (au pair)
Visa for medical interns (doctors working as interns)
Visa for student trainees
Return of foreign students no longer authorized to stay in France
France-Canada Agreement on the mobility of young Canadians aged 18 to 35
Further training for young professionals (2A visa)
Inter-university exchange (2B visa)
On-site training in a business (2C visa)
Working holiday (2E visa)
Competencies and talents permit
Salaried workers or employees introduced by l’Office français de l’immigration et de l’intégration (OFII)
Merchants, craftsmen and industrialists for France and DROM
Professionals or self-employed workers
Scientists and research assistants
Language assistants and readers
Visa for a short stay by domestic staff who will remain in Metropolitan France or in a DROM or CTOM for less than 90 days
New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna and Mayotte (CTOM)
Clergy and associated lay persons
Volunteers for an association
|Canadian nationals may work in France 90 days or less without a visa subject to obtaining a temporary work authorization from the DIRECCTE, but it has to be granted before you arrive in France.|