Outsourcing the collection of visa applications [fr]
To better welcome the public and reduce waiting times, the Consulate General of France in Washington has outsourced the collection of visa applications to VFS Global.
This new process will gradually be put in place between April and July, with the opening of 10 visa application centers: in Washington, Houston, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, and New York. Applicants can now apply for visas at the VFS center of their choice. A service fee will be charged and will be payable online when making an appointment.
To facilitate the process for students and others who do not live near an application center, a mobile visa application service may be offered.
In Washington, DC, visa applicants will begin filing their paperwork at the VFS Visa Application Center located at 1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, as of April 18.
Visa applicants are received there by appointment only. Appointments can be made on the France-Visas website https://france-visas.gouv.fr/web/us/a-qui-sadresser.