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Consular Services

Published on May 28, 2010

Your Nearest Consulate Would Be Best Suited to Answer Your Question

Consulates are responsible for all matters involving foreigners who wish to travel or immigrate to, or work in France. Please contact your nearest French consulate for any questions relating to:

- Visas and Visa Appointments (Students, please see below). For specific Visa information, please visit our Web site:

- Passport Requirements

- Moving to France

- Citizenship and Legal Status

- Marriage/Divorce

- Requesting Asylum

You will find a list of French consulates in the U.S., and their contact information, here:

The contact information for the consulate in Washington, D.C. (serving those who reside in D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia) is:

French General Consulate
Tel: (202) 944 6195
Tel for Visa information: (202) 944 6200 (open from 2pm to 5pm, Monday-Friday)
It is open to the public by appointment only from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. An appointment is required.

Students Preparing to Study in France

CampusFrance is a service provided by the Embassy of France to American citizens as well as foreigners who are studying and/or living in the United States and wish to pursue their higher studies in France for a period of more than 3 months. Please visit CampusFrance’s website for more information, or contact the office with specific requests: Specific visa questions should be directed to CampusFrance. Due to the high volume of requests received, it may take two to three days to respond to your question, but please rest assured that your inquiry will be answered.