Book an appointment
Please read carefully the entire "what to know before applying?" section before making an appointment.
Below, you will find the link to the website so as to schedule an appointment. Please read carefully the following paragraphs as they contain very important information.
Note that no appointment will be given at the counter, by phone or by email. The applicant has to book it himself/herself at this webpage.
Remember: personal appearance is mandatory for all applicants over the age of 12. For children under 12, presence at the consulate is not required but an appointment must still be booked to file the application.
Minor applicants must be accompanied by their mother or father or legal guardian at the personal interview.
The duration of an appointment is 10 minutes per person.
1 appointment = 1 passport. A family of 4 will need 4 slots. Appointments must also be booked for children under 12, even if they are not present at the time of the application.
As no expedited processing is available, please book a slot in advance. Note that for planning purposes, you can not book an appointment more than 6 weeks in advance.
If the day of your choice is already fully booked, keep looking at the booking system to check if there are any cancellations. The consulate does not have an "appointment waiting list".
Applications may require longer lead time during peak seasons and holiday seasons. Therefore applicants are advised to take an appointment as early as possible, but no longer than 90 days prior to their departure date, except for certain categories of long stay visa applicants (Monaco and French CTOM).
Visas cannot be issued more than 3 months prior to your date of departure.
Make sure :
- You have read and consulted our website.
- You know which documents are required to apply for a visa and have them all ready. (originals + photocopies).
For more information on the processing of application and visa interview, please click here.
The appointment that you are asked to book before beginning a procedure will help the French Embassy or Consular Services better assist you. It will significantly reduce your wait and make it possible to prepare each case more effectively.
How does it work?
When you are registered on a given Service’s schedule (see “Booking an appointment” interface on the left), you will be able to change the date and the time of the appointment at any time (see “Changing your appointment” interface on the left). If you are unable to attend your appointment with a given French Embassy or Consulate Service, please inform them of your cancellation (see “Changing your appointment” interface).
Make sure you write down the confirmation number given to you. Note that no confirmation email is sent and that this number is the only way to access your appointment information.
When you have finished booking your appointment, you will be issued a receipt. If you have problems printing this receipt or if you misplace it, you can always print another one (see “Changing your appointment” interface).
To use this procedure, it is recommended that you have the following configuration :
- Internet Explorer 6 (Windows) and higher versions with Service Pack 2
or Firefox 1 and higher versions
or Mozilla 1.7.8 and higher versions
- you should also have Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 or higher to print your appointment receipt.
If not, you can download the software on the Adobe Acrobat Reader website
- you need to enable your computer to open pop-ups by changing your browser settings.
At the end of the appointment booking process, please write down and print out your confirmation number. You will need this number to change your appointment as well as to cancel it.
NO CONFIRMATION EMAIL WILL BE SENT.
"no-shows" - that is, people who do not come to their appointments and do not cancel them at least 24 hours in advance - will not be permitted to book an appointment for a full month. Appointments booked within a month will be cancelled.
multiple bookings will results in ALL appointments to be cancelled without prior notice.
appointments are for VISA APPLICATIONS ONLY. No information can be given at the counter.
For French passports/other formalities, please contact the French Citizens Department
To book, change or cancel an appointment, click here.