Visas for France [fr]

The Consulate General of France in Los Angeles is no longer responsible for providing visas.

Apply for a visa at VFS Global

All visa applications are now handled by the nine VFS Global centers that have been opened in these American cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington. Applicants may submit their application in the center of their choice.

In Los Angeles
Visa Application Centre
8530 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 450
Beverly Hills
California, 90211
USA

In case of difficulties, please contact VFS:

While the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles no longer handles visas, if questions arise that neither France Visas nor VFS can answer, they can be addressed to the Consulate General of France in Washington at the following email address: visas@consulfrance-washington.org

France-Visas

France-visas is the unique portal containing all the necessary information to guide and assist you at every step of your visa application (file preparation, entry, filing and follow-up of your application, list of documents to be produced).

To stay informed and prepared, log on to France-Visas

Do I need a visa?

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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

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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

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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

Once 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.

COVID-19

In accordance with Decree no. 2020-911 of July 27, 2020, from August 1, travelers aged 11 or older from the United States must provide the results a PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure indicating a negative result for Covid-19. A list of available testing sites in the United States, based on your place of residence, can be found here. We recommend making sure that results will be available in time before taking a test.

Who can enter French territory?

There are no restrictions for travel to Metropolitan France from the European space (European Union Member States, United Kingdom, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican).

However:

The external borders of the European space remain closed. Therefore, travel to France from a third country is not possible except for travellers in one of the following situations:

  • If you are a French national (you may be accompanied by your spouse and children);
  • If you are a European Union citizen or a national of Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, and your main residence is in France or you are crossing France to reach your country of nationality or residence (you may be accompanied by your spouse and children);
  • If you hold a valid French or European residence permit or long-stay visa and your main residence is in France or you are crossing France to reach your residence in the European space;
  • If you are transiting for less than 24 hours in an international zone;
  • If you are a member of a delegation on official travel, or of a diplomatic or consular mission, or of an international organization headquartered or having an office in France (you may be accompanied by your spouse and children);
  • If you are a foreign health professional helping to fight COVID-19;
  • If you are a member of crew or personnel operating passenger or cargo flights, or travelling as a passenger to reach your departure base;
  • If you are carrying out international goods transport;
  • If you are a passenger coach or train driver or crew member;
  • If you are a member of crew or personnel operating a merchant or fishing vessel;
  • If you are a student with a long-stay visa or short-stay visa (VCS) for study or placements or coming for less than 90 days from a country exempted from VCS requirements, and you can prove you have accommodation in France;
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  • If you are a professor or researcher employed or invited by a French higher education establishment or research laboratory and you are travelling for study and teaching purposes;
  • If you have a “Talent Passport” long-stay visa.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 on entering France, you will be required to carry out compulsory quarantine.

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Last modified on 01/09/2020

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