Spouse of a European Union national (except french citizens)

This visa is a 3-month short-stay visa to settle in France.
The only persons subject to these visas are from nationalities usually subjected to short-term visas.

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

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 short-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) ;

- 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 ;

- Evidence of settle in France to choose between : valid work contract or binding offer of work, a lease contract or a promise to lease, act of sale or provisional sales agreement or a dwelling ;

- Application fees : none.

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

Dernière modification : 14/03/2016

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