France Visas

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

To streamline the visa application process and reduce waiting times, the Consulates of France in the USA have outsourced the collection of visa applications to VFS Global. VFS Centers are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington. Applicants can apply at the Center of their choice, regardless of their place of residence.

The VFS Center In New York is located at 145 West 45th Street.

Applications at VFS Centers are done by appointments at the end of the online application on France-visas. A service fee will be charged by VFS and payable online when booking the appointment.

As a result, the Visa Department of the French Consulate in New York is now permanently closed.

VFS can be contacted by mail at:

or by phone at 1-212-784-6157 or 1-347-252-3055.

The main steps in applying for a visa

Do I need a visa?

PNG First, use “Visa wizard” to check, based on your situation, whether you need a visa and if so, what type. The wizard will also tell you what documents must be enclosed with your application, along with the relevant fee.

Complete your application online

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

Track your visa application

PNG Once your application has been submitted, track its progress and see how and when you can collect your passport and how to prepare for your trip to France.


Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year.

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

Last modified on 23/08/2019

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