How long will it take to process my visa ?
Processing times will depend on the visa type and category:
|short stay visas||processing time takes around 10 open days on average
It can take up to 6 weeks for some nationalities (see below) or in some circumstances
|long stay visas||processing time takes between 10 open days to 2 months minimum depending on the nationality, type of visa applied or destination|
|Applications sent by post (possible for some categories only) as for cruises to New Caledonia, Tahiti or for tourism to an african represented country, take up to 4 weeks at least of processing|
(the delays given above are for a complete application or will start once the missing documents have been provided, if required).
Before being able to issue a Schengen visa to some foreign nationals, the Consulate general of France must obtain the agreement of its Schengen partners. In some cases, the visa application has to go through a lengthy and compulsory procedure of consultation which can’t be accelerated in any way.
The following nationalities have to expect a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks processing time for all types of application:
No, we are not authorized to provide that service.