Visa processing time

Applications must be submitted at least two weeks before departure date. No application will be accepted earlier than three months before departure.

1. Schengen short-stay visa (up to 90 days)

Average processing time for visa applicants who apply with all required documents is 5 to 20 working days from the time the application is lodged.

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

Scientists, students, spouses of French or European citizens, professionals: processing time is 15 to 20 days (up to 2 months).

3. French Overseas territories and collectivities:

For short-stays: processing time is 5 working days to 3 weeks
For long-stays: subject to the overseas decision, the processing time could be up to 2 months.

Latest modification 30/01/2018

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