Guide for Requirements to Lodge Application Forms, Filling and Process in 2021 France


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Your plans

Provide all the information about your planned stay. This will enable you to verify if you need a visa. If you wish, you can save your progress at any time.

If you wish, you can save your progress at any time. Any change made to a step (next, back)

By hovering your cursor over the “?” item, you will get additional information. These tooltips are available in the language you selected for the navigation on France Visas (French, English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian).

Your situation 

Current nationality

Select your current nationality.

Do you join or travel with a family member from an EU country (excluding France), the EEA or the Swiss Confederation? *

  Yes         No

A close family member is a national of the European Union, the EEA or the Swiss Confederation. If you answer Yes, details about family members will be asked in the next step.

Your stay

Place of submission of application

Please select where you would like to submit your application; usually in your country of residence.

City of submission of application:

Select the city where you will be submitting your application. This is usually the city closest to your residence.

Visa type requested

  Short-stay (≤ 90 days)

  Long-stay (> 90 days)

  Airport transit

Select the duration of your stay.

Main destination of stay :

Select the country which is the main destination of your stay.

Your travel document

Issuing authority of the travel document

Select the authority that issued your travel document (passport, etc.).

Travel document

Select the document that you will use during your stay. The list only contains travel documents that are recognised by France.

Travel document number

Enter the number of your travel documents.

Expiry date

Indicate the expiry of your travel document.

Your plans:

  Business

  Family or private visit

  Medical reasons

  Official visit

  Study

  Tourism

Why are you making this trip?

Main purpose of stay

Please indicate the main purpose of your trip

Your information

Provide all the personal information below: identity, personal details, information about your family.

If you wish, you can save your progress at any time.

Any change made to a step (next, back) will be saved automatically.

Fields marked with * are obligatory. By hovering your cursor over the “?” item, you will get additional information. These tooltips are available in the language you selected for the navigation on France Visas (French, English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian).

Your identity

Information contained in the travel document used

Sex

  Male

  Female

  Unspecified

Indicate your sex

Marital status

  Divorced

  Married

  Other

  Registered Partnership/PACS

  Separated

  Single

  Widowed

Indicate your marital status

Last name/s

Enter your current last names’s

 Last name/s at birth (previous last name/s) if different

Enter your last name/s at birth or previous names if different from your current name.

Obligatory first name/s if it/they exist

Enter your first name’s

Date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)

Enter your date of birth in the following format: day, month, year. Example: 20 03 1985

Place of birth

Indicate your place of birth

Country of birth

Indicate your place of birth

Current nationality

Select your current nationality

Nationality at birth (if different)

Indicate your nationality at birth if this is different from your current nationality

Other nationalities

Specify if you have other nationalities. The entry is limited to 5.

National identity no.

 Enter your national identity number.

Your personal information

Address:

Select your address

Post code

Indicate the post code of your city of residence.

City

Enter your city of residence

Country

Enter your country of residence

Telephone number

Enter a telephone number that can be used to contact you.

Email address

Enter an email address that can be used to contact you.

Details of your identity

Do you live in a country other than the country of your current nationality? *

Yes     No

Please indicate whether you live in a country different to your current nationality.

Your family

Are you joining or travelling with a French national family member? *

Yes     No

Please indicate whether any close family members are French

Do you join or travel with a family member from an EU country (excluding France), the EEA or the Swiss Confederation? *

Yes     No

Indicate if a close family member is a national of the European Union, the EEA or the Swiss Confederation

Your job

Current job

Indicate your current profession.

Your last visa

Indicate here if you have previously received a Schengen visa within the last five years.

If you wish, you can save your progress at any time.

Any change made to a step (next, back) will be saved automatically.

Fields marked with * are obligatory.

By hovering your cursor over the “?” item, you will get additional information. These tooltips are available in the language you selected for the navigation on France Visas (French, English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian).

Have you received a Schengen visa within the last five years? *

Yes     No     Help

Indicate if you have previously received a Schengen visa within the last five years.

Valid from ….    To…..

Have your digital fingerprints previously been taken in connection with a previous application for a Schengen visa? *  

Yes      No

Indicate if you have previously had your fingerprints taken for a previous application for a short-stay Schengen visa within the past five years

Date of taking of fingerprints (if known).....      Number of last biometric visa………….

Date of taking of fingerprints (if known).....       Number of last biometric visa………….

Your stay

Provide all the information regarding your stay in the Schengen area.

Details of your stay

You indicated that you will be travelling in the country France , will you be travelling in other member states, even if only for a few hours? *

Yes      No

The following section concerns your stay in France.

Planned date of arrival in Schengen area

Enter the total number of days of your stay in the Schengen area. If you are planning several consecutive stays, calculate the total number of days of your different stays. The duration of stay must not exceed 90 days per half-year.

Planned date of departure from Schengen area

Select the date on which you plan to leave the Schengen area.

Planned duration of stay in number of days

Enter the total number of days of your stay in the Schengen area. If you are planning several consecutive stays, calculate the total number of days of your different stays. The duration of stay must not exceed 90 days per half-year. 

Number of entries requested

  1 entry  

  Multiple entry

Select the number of entries required in the Schengen area for the period planned.

Number of stays planned in France for the coming year

Enter the number of stays that you are planning to make in France for the coming year.

Your plans for staying

As a reminder, your project is Tourism and the main purpose for your stay is Tourism / Private visit:

If the information is incorrect, please modify it starting from the first step ‘Your plans’.

Other stay project

  Familial or private establishment

  Family or private visit

  Medical reasons

  Official visit

  Other

  Study

  Tourism

Your contacts

To finalise your visa application, please provide all the information regarding your contacts in the place of your stay.

If you wish, you can save your progress at any time.

Any change made to a step (next, back) will be saved automatically.

Fields marked with * are obligatory.

By hovering your cursor over the “?” item, you will get additional information. These tooltips are available in the language you selected for the navigation on France Visas (French, English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian).

Host person or organisation

A person will be accommodating me

Tick this box and complete this section if a person will be accommodating you.

Name/s

Enter the last name/s of the person who will be accommodating you (host).

Obligatory first name/s if it/they exist

Enter the first name/s of your host.

Address

Enter the address of your host.

Post code

Enter the post code of the address of your host.

City

Enter the city of residence of your host.

Country

Enter the country of residence of your host.

Telephone number

Enter the telephone number that can be used to contact your host.

Email address

Enter the email address that can be used to contact your host.

A company, organisation or establishment will be accommodating me

Tick this box and complete this section if a company, organisation or establishment will be accommodating you.

Details of the host organisation/company

Enter the name/s of the company, organisation or establishment that will be accommodating you.

Name of the host organisation/company

Address

Enter the address of the company, organisation or establishment that will be accommodating you.

Post code

Enter the post code of the company, organisation or establishment that will be accommodating you.

City

Enter the city of the company, organisation or establishment that will be accommodating you.

Country

Enter the country of the company, organisation or establishment that will be accommodating you.

Telephone number

Enter the telephone number of the company, organisation or establishment that will be accommodating you.

Details of the contact person

Last name of the contact person

Enter the last name of your contact person at the company, organisation or establishment that will be accommodating you.

First name of the contact person

Enter the first name of your contact person.

Address

Enter the address of your contact person.

Post code

Enter the post code of your contact person.

City

 Enter the city of your contact person.

Country

Enter the country of your contact person.

Telephone number

Enter the telephone number that can be used to contact your contact person.

Email address

Enter the email address that can be used to contact your contact person.

My hotel or place of accommodation (if different)

Tick this box and complete this section if you are not being hosted by a person, company, organisation or establishment, or if you will be residing at a different address during your stay.

Name of hotel or place of accommodation

Enter the name of the hotel or place of accommodation where you will be staying during your stay.

Address

Enter the address of the hotel or place of accommodation. 

Post code

Enter the post code of the hotel or place of accommodation.

City

Enter the city of the hotel or place of accommodation. 

Country

Enter the country of the hotel or place of accommodation.

Telephone number

Enter the telephone number of the hotel or place of accommodation.

Email address

Enter the email address of the hotel or place of accommodation. 

Funding of travel costs

Myself

Tick this box and complete this section if you are funding a part or all of the costs of your stay.

Means of subsistence

  Accommodation prepaid

  Transport costs prepaid

  Traveller’s cheques

  Credit card

  Cash

  Other

 Tick your own means of subsistence.

By another guarantor

Tick this box and complete this section if another guarantor is funding a part or all of the costs of your stay.

Specify which

Enter the last names and first names of the guarantor.

Means of subsistence

  All expenses covered during stay

  Accommodation provided

  Transport costs paid

  Cash

  Other

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Recap

You can view your application in progress and complete it if necessary.

If all the steps of your application are confirmed, please view and check the content of the pdf form .

If certain information is incorrect, correct it by returning to your application  before printing and signing the paper form.

Invalid applications may be deleted .

France - Short-stay visa

All the steps have been confirmed.  

Are you sure that you want to delete this application?

Yes     No

  Step 1 -

  Step 2 -

  Step 3 -

  Step 4 -

  Step 5 -

I declare that all the information provided is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge.

I promise to print out and sign the form associated with my application.

Important information

Have you checked, for each of your applications, that the data in the form  conform to the information you have entered ?

Once this step is validated, you will not be able to modify them.

Required supporting documents to submit your application

To finalize your request, click on the "continue" button and then make an appointment at your visa center.

On the day of your appointment, please present yourself with:

Your passport or any other travel document (containing at least two consecutive blank pages) + copy of the identity page of this document and of the last visas obtained

Originals + copy of all the documents listed below, translated into French or English.

Please note : if any of these documents are missing, this may lead to the non-issuance of the visa you have applied for. The visa center reserves the right to ask for further documentation and information.

France - Short-stay (≤ 90 days)

80 €, or about 132 AUSTRALIAN DOLLARs.

Pre-requisites

Application form dated and signed, which must be printed and returned in original when filing the application. No scanning.

A travel document, (+ photocopy) issued less than 10 years ago, containing at least two blank pages, with a period of validity at least 3 months longer than the date on which you intend to leave the Schengen Area or, in the case of a long stay, at least three months longer than the expiry date of the visa requested.

France-Visas receipt which must be printed and returned in original when filing the application. No scanning.

If you are not an Australian citizen : VEVO (Visa Entitlment Verification Online) with passport number updated.

Photograph ID (Australian passport size) cf. FAQ.

Purpose of travel/stay

Reservation confirmation of an organised trip or any other document describing the planned programme.

Reserved return ticket.

Travel health insurance

Travel health insurance certificate contracted in Australia or Schengen country and valid for all Schengen area or french oversea territories (cf. FAQ).

Accommodation

Confirmed hotel reservations or original of certificate of board and lodging ("Attestation d’accueil").

Funds

Detailed transactions list for the last three months (e.g. saving account).

Socio-professional situation

Proof of socio-professional status (e.g. pay slips of the last 3 months, certificate of employment, ABN registration certificate, school attendance certificate, proof of pension) and any documents demonstrating the applicant’s personal links to the country of residence (e.g. copy of marriage certificate, family record book).

Applicable price

The application fee you must pay is: 80 €, or about 132 AUSTRALIAN DOLLARs.

This amount is for informational purposes only and must be paid in local currency, certain individual cases may give rise to specific fees.

Additional fees may also be charged at the time of your appointment at your visa centre.

The amount indicated in the local currency is subject to changes in exchange rates and is subject to change.

Make an appointment at the visa centre

You must go to the visa center to submit the following applications and supporting documents.

You will find the necessary information to make your appointment on the page "Whom should I contact ?" of your place of residence.

Please note :

You have already entered information about your appointment. Do you want to delete this information? No Yes

France - Short-stay visa

Warning :

The day of your appointment, you will have to present yourself with all the originals of your supporting documents. If any of these documents are missing, this may lead to the non-issuance of the visa you have applied for.

our request is now closed. Access to the application form (Cerfa) and the receipt to print may take a few minutes. You can download them at any time from the "my account" tab. An email confirming the registration of your request has been sent to you. During your appointment, you must present only the originals.

What next?

1. On the day of your appointment, you must bring the following documents :

Original of the request form (Cerfa) and original of the registration receipt  Print

2. Payment / Biometrics

You must pay the relevant visa application fee and service charge, if applicable.

Your biometric data will be collected (if necessary).

3. Your visa center

You can contact : Consulate-General of France in Sydney