Coronavirus: France suspends visa application process starting March 17th [fr]

Due to Coronavirus COVID-19, the borders at the entry of the European Union and Schengen area are closed. Therefore, the French consular services in the United States have received instructions to stop issuing visas until further notice.


All pending applications will not be processed. All passports will be sent back to VFS Global.

Applicants will be able to retrieve their passports from the VFS Global Center they had applied to. If they had chosen this option, their passport will be sent to them by courier.

VFS Global will no longer accept visa applications.

If you have any question concerning an emergency situation, please write to :

Last modified on 18/05/2020

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