Important information for visa applicants Schengen and Long stay visas (except following cases)
In view of the implementation of the Visa Information System (VIS) May 15th, 2014, the Consulate General of France in Montreal will proceed with biometric data registration (picture and fingerprints) as of May 15th, 2014, in regard to all visa requests for applicants aged 12 years and older.
This procedure is mandatory for all short and long stay visa requests.
Therefore, all visa applicants aged 12 years or older will be required to present themselves in person.
- Scheduling an appointment
- Visa applications must be submitted less than 3 months before the date of departure (less than 3 months before the start of the courses for the students).
- Visa to a stay in France or in DROM for more than 90 days for an ascendant of a French national or of his/her foreign spouse
- Salaried workers or employees introduced by l’Office français de l’immigration et de l’intégration (OFII)
- Visa for a short stay by domestic staff who will remain in Metropolitan France or in a DROM or CTOM for less than 90 days
|Canadian nationals may work in France 90 days or less without a visa subject to obtaining a temporary work authorization from the DIRECCTE by their employer, but it has to be granted before you arrive in France.|