Applying for a French Visa in the US

Visa applications submitted in the United States are processed by VFS Global Centers in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New-York, San Francisco and Washington DC.

For any questions concerning visas, please call (+1) 212 784 6157 or (+1) 347 252 3055.

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

France-visas is a single portal with all the information you need and helps you every step of the way (preparing the application, entering details, submitting, and tracking the application).

The main steps to apply for a visa

Do I need a visa?

PNG First, use "Visa Wizard" to determine, based on your situation, whether or not you will need a visa, and if so, which type. This tool will also tell you what documents must be enclosed with your application, along with the relevant fee.

Complete your application outline

PNG 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 center

PNG After you have completed your online application, all you have to do is submit it to your local visa center. France-Visas will provide you with all necessary information on how and where to submit your application.

Track your visa application

PNG Upon submitting your application, you can track its progress to see how and when you can collect your passport and how to prepare for your trip to France.


Waiting times are approximate and the processing of your application will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year.

Users are therefore asked to sumbit their visa applications well in advance of their departure date.

Last modified on 14/03/2019

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