Visas for France

JPEGThe Consulate General of France in Frankfurt is only the one, which is competent to issue visas for France to applicants who are holders of a german resident card or of a german long stay visa.
You can’t apply for a visa more than 3 months before the previous date of departure.

Applicants holding a diplomatic or official passport have to apply at the Embassy of France in Germany.


- Do I need a visa to go to France (ordinary passport) ?

- Do I need a visa for French Overseas Departments (DROM) (ordinary passport) ?

- Do I need a visa for French Overseas Territories (CTOM) (ordinary passport) ?

- Opening hours, contact, access to the visa section

- Make an appointment with the visa section

- Timeframes

Visas to study

- Student of majority age (more than 18 years) - long stay

- Minors with schooling - long stay

- Domestic helper-trainee (au pair) - long stay

- Student trainees - long stay

- Monaco - long stay

- Return of foreign students no longer authorized to stay in France

To work

- Scientists and research assistants - long stay

- Salaried workers or employees introduced by l’Office français de l’immigration et de l’intégration (OFII) - long stay

- Competencies and talents permit

- Merchants, craftsmen and industrialists for France - long stay

- Professionals or self-employed workers - long stay

- Artists - long stay

- Language assistants and readers

- French Territorial Overseas Communities (CTOM) - long stay

- Monaco - long stay

- Clergy and associated lay persons

Visas for tourism or for a simple visit

- Short stay visa Schengen

- Stay in Metropolitan France or DROM for more than 90 days for tourism or a simple visit

- French Territorial Overseas Communities (CTOM) - long stay

Visas for a French family or for citizens of the European Union

- Spouse of a French citizen - long stay

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

- Spouse of a European Union national (except french citizens)

- Stay in France more than 90 days for an ascendant of a French national or of his/her foreign spouse

- Parent of a french national minor - long stay

- Monaco - long stay

Dernière modification : 08/09/2015

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