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Applying for a visa:
-All prospective students intending to study in
France for more than 3 months and who are not nationals of the European
Economic Space, must obtain an extended-stay student visa: the extended-stay
visa and residency permit (known as the VLS-TS), marked “student,” for stays
exceeding 3 months.
-You must apply at the French embassy or
consulate in your country. The VLS-TS visa is granted to international students
who intend to study in an institution of higher education for a period longer
than 3 months.
-This visa also serves as a residency permit
for the duration of its validity, provided it is certified by the OFII (Office
Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration).
-To have your visa certified for this purpose,
contact OFII at www.ofii.fr as soon as you arrive in France.
-You may apply for a visa once you have
received your enrollment confirmation but not before.
STEP BY STEP:
Let’s take a look at this process step by
1. Create and complete your Campus France
Note : When typing your personal information
make sure to indicate your permanent address, whether it is your parents’
residence or your current school address. You will be automatically assigned to
the French consulate closest to the permanent address that you enter into the
2. Fill in your online application.
3. Once your application has been processed by
Campus France, check the website of the French consulate to which you are
assigned in order to find out which documents you will need to present when you
apply for the visa. Compile these documents in advance so that you are ready
when you go to your appointment at your assigned consulate.
4. Request a student visa at your assigned
French consulate: You must schedule an in-person appointment at your assigned
consulate via its official website. The consulate website features an online
calendar that shows available time slots. Your visa appointment must take place
no more than 90 days before your departure to France.
Note : During periods of peak activity in the
consulates, especially in the summer, available slots fill up very quickly, and
sometimes it may be up to four weeks until the next appointment is available.
Campus France cannot get an appointment for you. If you have trouble getting an
appointment, we suggest that you frequently check the consulate’s online
schedule in case a slot opens up due to a cancellation.
Timing: Your appointment at the consulate
should take place at least two weeks before your planned date of departure for
France. To be on the safe side, we strongly encourage you to visit your
consulate’s website to book your appointment at least six to eight weeks before
your planned departure date. You cannot go to France and begin studying before
your visa is granted.
5. Go to the consulate for a visa interview:
Applicants are required to appear in person at
the consulate for a visa interview.
To make sure that your visa interview goes as
smoothly as possible, verify beforehand that you bring with you:
– The visa processing fee, in the correct
amount and in the correct form of payment.
– All the required official documents and (c)
the appropriate photocopies.
The visa section of the consulate does not
make any copies. If you forget to bring any of the required documents to your
appointment at the consulate, your visa application will be postponed, and you
will have to set up a new appointment and pay the full visa fee again.
6. Visas are never granted on the spot. It
takes at least five to seven business days for a visa to be granted. Once the
visa has been approved, your passport will be stamped with a visa stamp and be
returned to you using a secure form of delivery that you provide during your
7. You have arrived in France: Welcome!
8. Register with the local immigration office
once you’re in France.
-Please check your local consulate’s website to
see whether you fall into the category of students who need to fill out the
OFII form. If so, please make sure to register with the local immigration
office (Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration) to validate your
student visa within a few days after your arrival.
-You will need to submit to the OFII the
immigration form that was provided to you at the consulate as well as your
passport containing your visa stamp (the instructions are provided on the
document). The OFII form has to be processed within the first three months of
your arrival in France.
9. Send us an email as soon as your visa is
-You must inform FIGS as soon as your visa is
granted in order for us to organise your arrival in France and in the school.
The school also needs to know your date of arrival to finalise your enrollment and prepare your administrative file and all documents your will require as a
new student (student card, student health cover, etc…).