Applying for a French visa in the United-Kingdom [fr]

Increased fees for short stay visa following the revision of the Schengen Visa Code, implemented for all Schengen States.
Please note that as of February 2, 2020 the Schengen visa fee per visa application will increase from 60 to 80 euros (equivalent amount in local currency). For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros (or equivalent).

No change for other categories (Long Stay national visas, French overseas territories, EU agreement).

Visa for children under 6 years old, family members of EU nationals, spouse of French nationals remain free of charge.

Visa applications submitted in the United-Kingdom are processed by the Consulate General of France in London

For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your application, log on to France-visas, the official website for visa application to France : https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en_US/web/france-visas.

Reminder : the French Consulate General London has outsourced the reception of visa applications to TLScontact . Please note that appointments with TLScontact are free of charge - Be aware of fraudulent agencies/ websites promising earlier appointments for a fee.

France-visas is a single portal with all the information you need process and help you every step of the way (preparing the application, entering details, submitting and tracking the application).

The main steps in applying for a visa

Do I need a visa?

PNG First, use “Visa wizard” to check, based on your situation, whether you need a visa and if so, what type. The wizard will also tell you what documents must be enclosed with your application, along with the relevant fee.

Complete your application online

PNG Once you have confirmed that you need a visa, you can complete your application on our online portal. You will be asked to create a France-Visas account, which you will need for each step of the process.

Submit your application to the visa centre

PNG Once you have completed your online application, all you have to do is submit it to your local visa centre. France-Visas will provide you with all necessary information on how and where to submit your application.

Track your visa application

PNGOnce your application has been submitted, track its progress and see how and when you can collect your passport and how to prepare for your trip to France.

N.B.

Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year.

Users are therefore asked to submit their visa applications well in advance of their departure date.

Published on 31/01/2020

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