Visa for the spouse of a European Union national [fr]

Short-stay or settlement

The only persons subject to these visas are from nationalities usually subjected to short-term visas (see list of exemptions)

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 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;
  • Your original passport (and copy of your passport’s identification page). The passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the end of your stay in France. The visa is validated by a self-adhesive label that will be 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.

The following documents must be submitted as originals with two sets of photocopies for each applicant :

  • Marriage certificate, as established by the authorities of the country of the European spouse, or accompanied by a letter from the Consular authority of the spouse affirming the validity of the marriage outside the European Union (EU);
  • National passport of the spouse;
  • Complete itinerary or airplane tickets;
  • In case of settlement in France, an employment contract or a lease or a deed of sale for a dwelling or an attestation of the intention to settle.

The French Consulate reserves the right to require further information and additional documents.

Fees and timeframes

There are no application fees for this type of visa.

The timeframe for issuing a visa depends on your nationality, even if you hold a Canadian permanent residency card. 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 having their notification 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 required for the issuance of the requested visa.

You must provide 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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