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Obtaining a visa

This introductory section summarizes the documents required for each type of visa application. The applications themselves, as well as appointment information, can be obtained at your local French consulate. For the differing reasons for applying for a French visa, consult the appropriate section for the visa that will meet your needs.

For each and every visa, you will need to apply in your home country or country of residence at the local French consulate. It is virtually impossible to arrive in France on one visa and change your status. This website gives an overview on visas for France. For your coun…