General Information

  • How to Apply?

    The Consulate General of France in San Francisco
    You may apply for a visa at the Consulate General of France in San Francisco if you are resident in the following states: States North California North Nevada (...)

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  • Processing Fees

    Processing fees are NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE, no matter what the issue of the application is. Please note that payment of these fees do not guarantee that the visa will be issued.
    For all applications (...)

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  • ID pictures requirements

    All photographs provided with a visa application must be: Must be printed on photo-quality paper at high resolution — passport size (2" x 2") Recent In color on a plain white background Of full front view Taken (...)

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  • Application Forms

    Application form for short stay visas
    Application form for short stay visas (less than 90 days in France or Schengen area) must be filled out completely and signed by the applicant.
    Explanations to fill out the (...)

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  • Residence Permit

    Do I need to apply for a residence permit in France ?
    From the 1st of June 2009, long stay visa holders will be allowed to reside in France for up to 12 months according to the validity of their visa and purpose (...)

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  • Contact Information

    Please read carefully the website first, especially our FAQ, as you will find an answer to most of your questions.
    The Visa department doesn’t take any calls. Email only: click here or use this email address : (...)

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  • Documents needed when entering in France

    Whether or not you are required to obtain a visa before travelling, even if you are an American citizen, you may be requested to show the following elements to the French immigration officers upon arrival:
    a valid (...)

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  • Visa requirements for American passports holders

    Short stay visa (less than 90 days) requirements
    American passport holders are not required to obtain a visa prior to visiting France for up to 90 days per semester (6 months) and can additionally travel to any (...)

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  • Visa requirements for European passports holders

    Visa requirements
    Citizens of Switzerland or of the European Economic Area do NOT need any visa to enter France, no matter what the purpose or the duration of the stay is.
    This rule applies to citizens of the (...)

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  • Visa requirements for other passport holders

    Short stay visa (less than 90 days) requirements
    If you are not an american or an european passport holder, you may need a visa prior to travel to France for less than 90 days.
    Please verify it by choosing one of (...)

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