Timeframes [fr]

Short-stay Schengen visas (1-90 days)

The required processing time ranges between 24 hours and three weeks, depending on your nationality, the type of visa requested and the type of passport or travel document you hold.

Visa for researchers, scientists or professors

Short-stay

See table at the bottom of page.

Long-stay

For Canadian nationals born in Canada: 10 days.

For nationals of other countries : processing time depends on your nationality of origin.

Visa for the DROM or the CTOM

Short-stay

For every French overseas department: between 1 and 7 days.

Except for nationalities listed in the table at the bottom of page.

For the French overseas territories: two weeks.

Long-stay

For French Departments Overseas : 10 days.

For French Territories Overseas : between 1 and 3 months.

Student visas

Short-stay

See the Schengen visa timeframe for short stays.

Long-stay

For Canadian nationals: new OFII timeframe (1 to 2 weeks).

For nationals from other countries, the processing time depends on your nationality and may take between one and two months.

Work visa / OFII (employer in France)

Canadian born in Canada: new OFII timeframe (1 to 2 weeks).

For nationals of other countries, processing time depends on your nationality of origin.

France-Canada visa agreement

Long-stay for Canadians born in Canada: Approximately 2 weeks (may take longer during busy times of the year).

Settlement visa for the spouse of a French person

Approximately 10 days.

Processing time for nationals of the following countries

For information only.

CountryTimeframes
Afghanistan between 2 and 3 weeks
Algeria between 1 and 2 weeks
Apatrides 3 weeks
Bahreïn between 2 and 3 weeks
Bangladesh between 2 and 3 weeks
Bielorussia 10 days
Congo (Dem. Rep.) 10 days
Egypt 10 days
Guinea (Equatorial between 1 and 2 weeks
Indonesia 10 days
Irak between 2 and 3 weeks
Iran between 2 and 3 weeks
Jordania between 1 and 2 weeks
Korea (North) between 2 and 3 weeks
Liban between 2 and 3 weeks
Libya between 2 and 3 weeks
Nigeria 10 days
Mauritania 10 days
Morocco 1 week
Pakistan between 2 and 3 weeks
Palestinian between 2 and 3 weeks
Philippines 10 days
Réfugiees between 2 and 3 weeks
Rwanda 10 days
Saudi Arabia between 2 and 3 weeks
Somalia 10 days
Sri Lanka 1 week
Sudan between 2 and 3 weeks
Syria between 2 and 3 weeks
Tunisia 1 week
United Arab Emirates between 2 and 3 weeks
Vietnam 10 days
Yemen between 2 and 3 weeks

Attention, If you have several nationalities and one of them appears on the list above, the processing time is around 2 to 3 weeks.

Processing time for nationals from the other countries is 24 hours if the file is complete

Dernière modification : 04/03/2016

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