Processing times

Remember that you have to apply at least 15 days but no more than 3 months before your planned dates of travel.

As a general rule, up to a week but expect longer delays over holiday periods
Expected visa processing times:

Processing times are given as general guidelines and will vary according to the applicant’s nationality and the type of visa.

For short stay visas: depending on nationalities so either 1 or up to 2 weeks

For short stay visas to the DOM/ TOM: depending on nationalities so either 2 or up to 3 weeks

For long stay visas as the spouse of a French national: usually 1 week

For long stay visas for studies or work: depending on nationalities so either 2 or up to 3 weeks. It could be more.

Dernière modification : 22/04/2015

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