Processing time is for information only. The visa section can not act on it.
Long stay visas
|Long stay (metropolitan France + DROM||Timeframes|
|Students, trainees||3 - 5 days|
|Scientists1||1 - 2 weeks1|
|Employees and salaried worker||1 week|
|salaried artists||1 day2|
|Spouse of a French person||1 week|
|Competencies and talents permit||2 - 4 weeks|
|European Blue Card||1 day2|
|Employees on detached mission||1 day2|
|Visitors / ascendants of a french national||3 - 5 days|
|Professionals or self-employed workers||1 month|
|Employees and salaried workers||1 - 2 months|
|Visitors||1 - 2 months|
|Students||1 - 2 months|
|Employees and salaried workers||2 months|
1. For nationalities submitted for consultation (see below), the required processing time can be up to one month.
2. For nationalities submitted for consultation (see below), the required processing time can be more or less one week.
Short stay visas
1 day, except for nationalities submitted for consultation (see below) : 1 - 10 days.
Nationalities submitted for consultation
Congo (Democratic Republic of), Corea (North),
India, Iran, Iraq,
Pakistan, Palestinian Authority,
Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, stateless persons, Sudan, Syria,