Long stay visa for studies: minors under 18 years old

1. Minors attending school and going to France without an educational institution

2. Minors attending school / Sponsorship programs through an educational institution

3. Minors attending a post-secondary institution in France

4. Schedule your appointment


1. Minors attending school and going to France without an educational institution

Personal appearance at the Consulate is mandatory for the applicant and his/her parent/legal guardian.

Processing time: 3 to 10 business days approximately. This process cannot be expedited, so make sure you apply sufficiently in advance (at least three weeks).
If you cannot come back to the Consulate to pick up your passport, please provide a self-addressed Xpresspost or prepaid FedEx envelope.

Documents required:
Please note that you are required to submit both original and copies of all your documents (except for the application form). All application documents have to be submitted in letter size.
When preparing your application, make sure that all the documents are submitted in the following order, with the original and the copy together.

- Current passport + copy of its identification page(s). The passport must be valid for at least three (3) months after the return to Canada.

- One (1) long stay visa application form, duly filled out and signed by the parents or legal guardian of the applicant

PDF - 28.4 kb
Long stay visa application form
(PDF - 28.4 kb)
PDF - 47.8 kb
Formulaire demande visa de long séjour
(PDF - 47.8 kb)

- Two (2) recent, identical ID photos, format 35mm X 45mm only, with a clear and plain background. Pictures with hat, caps, sunglasses, etc.. will not be accepted. Please paste one of the pictures onto the filled out application form

PDF - 220.6 kb
Photo requirements
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- Any document regarding your status in Canada (current PR card, valid Canadian visa,), valid for at least six months after your return to Canada. This does not apply to Canadian citizens travelling on a Canadian passport.

- Written consent from parents or legal guardian, allowing the applicant to leave Canada, with proof of identity of the signee (copy of parents’/legal guardian’s driver’s licence, passport etc)

PDF - 90.9 kb
autorisation_parentale
(PDF - 90.9 kb)

- Birth certificate, clearly displaying the name(s) of the parent(s) + if applicable, custody agreement

- Host family agreement (Engagement de prise en charge par l’accueillant en France) filled out and signed by both parents of the host family (if applicable) with proof of their means of income and proof of legal status in France (copy of identity card or residence card). The agreement must state that they will assume all expenses relating to accommodation, education, repatriation cost if necessary and providing information about the accommodation.

PDF - 60.9 kb
engagementpriseencharge
(PDF - 60.9 kb)

- Letter of enrolment (or pre-enrolment) of a school in France. The letter must contain the name and contact information of the school and bear the name of the school’s principal.

- The applicant’s latest school transcript

- Record of immunization or letter from a family doctor stating that the student received the anti-poliomyelitis, the DTP (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) immunization and BCG (tuberculosis) skin test.
The BCG is mandatory to be accepted in a primary or secondary school in France. A negative tuberculin skin result is not sufficient as it doesn’t mean that the student has been immunized. If, for medical reason, the applicant cannot be vaccinated with the BCG, a certificate signed by a French physician must be submitted to the school before the beginning of the academic year.
If the minor has no possibility to be vaccinated in Canada, the parents must provide the host family with a letter of consent, authorizing the minor to be vaccinated in France. A copy of that letter will have to be submitted along with the application documents.

- Proof of financial resources such as:

    • if the parents provide the financial means for the stay in France: a letter from your bank stating that you possess sufficient means to support your child with a minimum of $1000 CAD per month of stay in France and the financial guarantee form filled out
      PDF - 98 kb
      Financial guarantee
      (PDF - 98 kb)
    • if the host family provides the financial means for the stay in France, they must complete the financial guarantee form and must include: avis d’imposition, relevés de comptes, bulletins de salaire etc…
      PDF - 98 kb
      Financial guarantee
      (PDF - 98 kb)

- An insurance certificate for civil liability (usually included in your comprehensive home owner, business or tenant insurance). Bring copies of the relevant pages of the policy stating that your child, as your dependant, is covered while abroad, in addition to the certificate of insurance.

- Travel medical insurance stating that the student is covered for excess medical expenses such as hospitalization, prescription drugs, repatriation etc…

- Return airplane ticket


2. Minors attending school / Sponsorship programs through an educational institution

Personal appearance at the Consulate is mandatory for the applicant and his/her parent/legal guardian.

Processing time: 3 to 10 business days approximately. This process cannot be expedited, so make sure you apply sufficiently in advance (at least three weeks).

Required documents:

Please note that you are required to submit both original and copies of all your documents (except for the application form and parents’ ID). All application documents have to be submitted in letter size.
When preparing your application, make sure that all the documents are submitted in the following order, with the original and the copy together.

- Current passport + copy of its identification page(s). The passport must be valid for at least three (3) months after the return to Canada.

- One (1) long stay visa application form, duly filled out and signed by the parents or legal guardian of the applicant

PDF - 28.4 kb
Long stay visa application form
(PDF - 28.4 kb)
PDF - 47.8 kb
Formulaire demande visa de long séjour
(PDF - 47.8 kb)

- Two (2) recent, identical ID photos, format 35mm X 45mm only, with a clear and plain background. Pictures with hat, caps, sunglasses, etc.. will not be accepted. Please paste one of the pictures onto the filled out application form

PDF - 220.6 kb
Photo requirements
(PDF - 220.6 kb)

- Any document regarding your status in Canada (current PR card, valid Canadian visa,), valid for at least six months after your return to Canada. This does not apply to Canadian citizens travelling on a Canadian passport.

- Written consent from parents or legal guardian, allowing the applicant to leave Canada, with proof of identity of the signee (copy of parents’/legal guardian’s driver’s licence, passport etc)

PDF - 90.9 kb
autorisation_parentale
(PDF - 90.9 kb)

- Birth certificate, clearly displaying the name(s) of the parent(s) + if applicable, custody agreement

- Host family agreement (Engagement de prise en charge par l’accueillant en France) filled out and signed by both parents of the host family (if applicable) with proof of their means of income and proof of legal status in France (copy of identity card or residence card). The agreement must state that they will assume all expenses relating to accommodation, education, repatriation cost if necessary and providing information about the accommodation.

PDF - 60.9 kb
engagementpriseencharge
(PDF - 60.9 kb)

- Letter of enrolment (or pre-enrolment) of a school in France. The letter must contain the name and contact information of the school and bear the name of the school’s principal.

- The applicant’s latest school transcript

- Record of immunization or letter from a family doctor stating that the student received the anti-poliomyelitis, the DTP (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) immunization and BCG (tuberculosis) skin test.
The BCG is mandatory to be accepted in a primary or secondary school in France. A negative tuberculin skin result is not sufficient as it doesn’t mean that the student has been immunized. If, for medical reason, the applicant cannot be vaccinated with the BCG, a certificate signed by a French physician must be submitted to the school before the beginning of the academic year.
If the minor has no possibility to be vaccinated in Canada, the parents must provide the host family with a letter of consent, authorizing the minor to be vaccinated in France. A copy of that letter will have to be submitted along with the application documents.

- Proof of financial resources such as:

    • if the parents provide the financial means for the stay in France: a letter from your bank stating that you possess sufficient means to support your child with a minimum of $1000 CAD per month of stay in France and the financial guarantee form filled out
      PDF - 98 kb
      Financial guarantee
      (PDF - 98 kb)
    • if the host family provides the financial means for the stay in France, they must complete the financial guarantee form and must include: avis d’imposition, relevés de comptes, bulletins de salaire etc…
      PDF - 98 kb
      Financial guarantee
      (PDF - 98 kb)

- An insurance certificate for civil liability (usually included in your comprehensive home owner, business or tenant insurance). Bring copies of the relevant pages of the policy stating that your child, as your dependant, is covered while abroad, in addition to the certificate of insurance.

- Travel medical insurance stating that the student is covered for excess medical expenses such as hospitalization, prescription drugs, repatriation etc…

- Return airplane ticket


3. Minors attending a post-secondary institution in France

Personal appearance at the Consulate is mandatory for the applicant and his/her parent/legal guardian.
Processing time: 3 to 10 business days approximately. This process cannot be expedited, so make sure you apply sufficiently in advance (at least three weeks).


Required documents

Please note that you are required to submit both original and copies of all your documents (except for the application form). All supporting documents have to be submitted in letter format.
When preparing your application, make sure that all the documents are submitted in the following order, with the original and copy together.

- Passport + copy of its identification page(s). The passport has to be valid for at least three months following the applicant’s return to Canada

- One (1) long stay visa application form, duly filled out and signed

PDF - 47.8 kb
Formulaire demande visa de long séjour
(PDF - 47.8 kb)
PDF - 28.4 kb
Long stay visa application form
(PDF - 28.4 kb)


- Two (2) recent and identical ID photos: format 35mmx45mm only, with a clear and plain background. Pictures with hat, caps, sunglasses, etc.. will not be accepted.

PDF - 220.6 kb
Photo requirements
(PDF - 220.6 kb)

- Any document supporting your status in Canada and allowing your re-entry for at least 6 months (PR card, work or study permit…). This does not apply to Canadian citizens travelling on a Canadian passport.

- Letter of enrolment/pre-enrolment from the educational institution you will be attending in France

- Last diploma or transcript for the last school year. If you are going to France as part of an inter-university exchange, letter from your current university in Canada

- Means of livelihood

    • for students obtaining a scholarship: a letter confirming the amount and duration of the bursary or an explanation outlining the benefits the program ; no additional resource is required
    • for other applicants : any evidence of sufficient means of livelihood, corresponding to 70% of the basic monthly subsistence allowance provided by the French Government to foreign bursary students (approximately C$1,000 per month), for the duration of the stay in France. Such resources can be proven by providing
      • a bank statement, clearly showing the name of the customer and the balance of the accounts
      • financial guarantee form, signed by the guarantor, with copy of a government issued ID and evidence of his/her resources (bank statements, pay stubs, latest income tax assessment etc…)

- Written consent from parents or legal guardian, allowing the applicant to leave Canada, with proof of identity of the signee

PDF - 90.9 kb
autorisation_parentale
(PDF - 90.9 kb)

- Host family agreement (Engagement de prise en charge par l’accueillant en France) filled out and signed by both parents of the host family (if applicable) with proof of their means on income and proof of legal status in France (copy of identity card or residence card). The agreement must state that they will assume all expenses relating to accommodation, education, repatriation cost if necessary and providing information about the accommodation.

PDF - 60.9 kb
engagementpriseencharge
(PDF - 60.9 kb)

4. Schedule your appointment

Before booking your appointment, please make sure you read the "What to know before applying" section.

Once you have collected all the documents and read the "What to know before applying" section, you can schedule an appointment. Please note that it is one appointment per passport.

Dernière modification : 31/03/2017

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