Short stay visa for airline crew members

Conditions of residence

Note that you may only apply for a visa at the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles if you are a resident or based out of Southern California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico or Southern Nevada.

As of August 1, 2009, U.S crew members are no longer required to apply for a Schengen visa. Visas are required for Israeli crew members only as well as citizens of Dominique, St. Kitts & Nevis and Tuvalu.

Make an appointment?

- All applicants must apply in person and must make an appointment prior to 3pm PST. Personal appearance is mandatory.

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If your receipt did not print but you entered your personal information, please bring your confirmation number with you.

We regret that at this time we do not accept appointments over the phone or via email.

If you are not able to attend, please free a slot by canceling or rescheduling your appointment.

- One appointment = one person (for instance, family of four must take four appointments)
- One appointment per person only: due to the high number of applicants, the French Consulate reserves the right to cancel appointments made by the same person on the same day (or even on two different dates). The French Consulate will maintain the date that is the closest and cancel the farthest date (for example, if you made two appointments, one on Monday and one on Wednesday, we will keep the Monday appointment and cancel the Wednesday appointment).

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Processing time

Processing time: Same day


Please provide us with the original + 1 copy of each document. The visa section does not make any copies, you must bring your documents and the required copies.

- Original passport. Make sure your passport has been delivered less than 10 years ago.

- Processing fee

- One application form filled out completely and signed by the applicant.

- One PASSPORT PHOTO. Do not glu or staple.
More details on photograph requirements.

- Crew member ID Card

- Letter from the company mentioning that the person is still working for the Airline company as a crew member

Last modified on 08/10/2015

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