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Applying for a French visa in the United States

Published on December 20, 2013
Visa applications submitted in the United States are processed by the French Consulates-General in Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New-York, NY; San Francisco, CA and Washington, D.C.
For general information or for preparing, submitting and tracking your application, log on to France-Visas, the official website for visa application to France.

France-Visas is a single portal with all the information you need to guide you through the process and help you every step of the way (preparing the application, entering details, submitting and tracking the application).

The main steps in applying for a visa

Do I need a visa?

  First, use “Visa wizard” to check, based on your situation, whether you need a visa and if so, what type. The wizard will also tell you what documents must be enclosed with your application, along with the relevant fee.

Complete your application online

  Once you have confirmed that you need a visa, you can complete your application on our online portal. You will be asked to create a France-Visas account, which you will need for each step of the process.

Submit your application to the visa center

  Once you have completed your online application, all you have to do is submit it to your local visa center. France-Visas will provide you with all necessary information on how and where to submit your application.

Track your visa application

  Once your application has been submitted, track its progress and see how and when you can collect your passport and how to prepare for your trip to France.

NOTA BENE

Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year.

Users are therefore asked to submit their visa applications well in advance of their departure date.

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