Applying for a French Visa in The US

For all visa questions, please call 1 212 784 6157 or 1 347 252 3055 or send an email at

For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your application, log on to France-visas, the official website for visa application to France.

All visa applications will be collected at the VFS visa application center (160 Federal Street; Floor 17 Boston, MA 02110).
See for more information.

Applications are then processed at the Consulate General of France in Washington DC.
The visas office in Washington DC answers every request BY EMAIL ONLY. Please send your message to :

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?

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France visa - Test assistant visa

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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France visa - online application

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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France visa - application process

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

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France visa - application follow up

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.


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.

Last modified on 09/10/2019

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