Foreign minor or child having a French national as guardian - long stay

This visa is issued to a child who is joining his French parent in France or whose French parent intends to reside in France.

Each visa applicant aged 12 years or more must appear in person with an appointment (see below). The General French Consulate in Frankfort has sole competence in Germany to issue french visas minors.

You can’t apply for a visa more than 3 months before the previous date of departure.

Documents to be provided (originals + one copy of all your originals)

- 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 ;

- Original passport + photocopy of principal pages. Passport in good condition, with a date of expiration at least 3 months after the end of the visa, issued within the past 10 years and containing at least 2 blank pages. The visa is validated by a self-adhesive label that will be affixed to one of the pages of the passport ;

- Proof of legal presence in Germany + photocopy (Aufenthaltstitel, long-stay visa) ;

- Evidence of filiation : full copy of the child’s birth certificate or the original of a judgment of adoption plus translation into French ;

- Evidence of the parent’s French nationality : valid national identification card or certificate of French citizenship or an exemplified copy of the naturalization or reintegration decree of the parent as a French national ;

- The consent of both parents to the child’s settlement in France ;

- Evidence of the residence of the French parent in France or of his or her intention to reside in France ;

- "Abmeldebestätigung" at the time of the visa withdrawal ;

- Application fees (non-refundable) : 99 € payable only cash (200 € and 500 € bank notes are not accepted) ;

If the child is more than 21 years of age :

- Proof that he is supported by his French parent ;

- Evidence of the child’s personal income, of the French parent’s personal income and housing conditions in France ; evidence of support payments paid by the child’s French parent.

Attention : The Consulate reserves the right to claim additional evidence.


Because of the processing time, we suggest you to join an envelopp in order to send it per registered post (envelopps from DHL, UPS, ... are not accepted) for the return of your passport at home in Germany.
If you don’t wish to let your passport at the visa section, you will have to come back another day to pick up your visa.
Please see the timeframes

Make an appointment with the visa section


Citizens from following countries must produce 2 long-stay application forms and 2 photos : Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaïdjan, Belorussia, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kirghistan, Liban, Libya, Moldavia, Ouzbekistan, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraina.

Dernière modification : 25/11/2015

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