Youth Exchange Agreement: Bienvenue en France!
You would like to spend some time in France, between 3 months and a year:
in the frame of a university exchange program
to acquire professional experience
for an internship
to perfect your knowledge of the French language, discover the French culture and society...
IMPORTANT: The 3D working-holiday visa cannot be used to go to France as an "au pair". Applicants wishing to go to France to do so have to apply for the "Au Pair" visa.
As of March 30th, 2017, applicants eligible for the Youth-Exchange visas are no longer exempted from the collection of biometric data.
Applications must be filed in person at the consulate.
You will find all the information about this Agreement and the visa application packages on the website of the French Embassy in Ottawa.
Good to know: Canadian passport holders do not require a short stay visa to go to France for less than 90 days per 6 months, regardless of the purpose of their stay.
On the application form, please indicate an address in France where you will stay the first few days in case you still have no information about your permanent address.