Visa processing time

1. Schengen short stay visa (90 days and less)

Processing time depends on your nationality only.

Average processing time for visa applicants holding a passport issued by China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam who apply with all required documents is usually around 5 working days from the time the application is lodged.

For the following nationalities, count between 15 to 20 days on condition the file is complete :

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Egypt
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Korea, North
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Refugee Travel Document
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Surinam
  • Syria
  • Uzbekistan
  • Yemen

2. Long stay France visa (more than 90 days)

Scientists, students, spouses of French or European, Professionals: count 15 to 20 days (up to 2 months)

3. French Overseas territories and collectivities:

For short stays - count 5 working days to 3 weeks
For long stays - subject to the overseas decision. Can take up to 2 months

Latest modification 18/07/2017

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