Applying for a French visa in the United States

Please note :
Visa applications are not processed at the French Consulate in Houston but at VFS (see details below).

For all visa questions, please call 1 212 784 6157 or 1 347 252 3055

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
2425 West Loop S
Suite 330
Houston TX 77027
See http://www.vfsglobal.com/France/USA/English/ for more information.

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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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

All visa applications will be collected at the VFS visa application center.
2425 West Loop S
Suite 330
Houston TX 77027
WARNING : Some informations on the France-Visas portal have not be updated. Your application will no longer be processed by the consulate but by the VFS application center ONLY.
See http://www.vfsglobal.com/France/USA/English/ for more information.

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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

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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.

For all visa questions, please call 1 212 784 6157 or 1 347 252 3055

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.

Last modified on 03/12/2018

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