Long stay visa for internship

STUDENT INTERNSHIP VISA More than 90 days, valid for France only
Processing of long stay visas takes a minimum of 5 working days.

This Consulate will only accept applications from residents of the States of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Bermuda.

Please be advised that visa applications by mail are not accepted.

To apply for a Student Internship Visa you must be a registered student in a American University or school, and the internship must be related to your studies. These internships are generally unpaid; however the student may receive a small allowance from the employer.

The consular administration has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than those submitted by the applicant. Submitting the following documents, while required, does not guarantee the approval of a visa.

You may not apply more than 90 days prior to your departure.


Please submit the following documents in original and 1 copy per applicant

1 application form according to the length of stay and 2 passport photographs.
The form must be completely and legibly filled in with black or blue ink, signed and dated by the applicant. The photos must be recent, passport size - 2" x 2" (4,5cm x 4,5cm) and showing the full face, the forehead hairline and ears on a white background ; pictures must be without glasses, no scarf, nor hat and no smile.

Passport or travel document (+ 1 copy of identity and validity pages) valid for at least three months following the last day of your stay in France. It must have been issued less than 10 years ago (first issuance). Make sure the passport has at least two blank pages left for visa purpose. Only these pages can be endorsed with the visa. Amendment pages can in no way be used for visas. A long stay visa cannot be issued on a Refugee Travel Document or a Re-entry Permit.

For non-US citizens
A U.S.A. residency card (Green Card) or I-551 stamp, or a valid U.S.A. visa or I-20 with F1 valid visa, or an Advanced Parole, which must be valid for at least 30 days beyond the last day in France. (+ 1 copy)

Proof of your student status (Student Identification card or attestation from your School or University in the U.S.A.) (+ 1 copy)

Convention de Stage / Internship agreement
This is obtained by the employer in France at the DIRECCTE (Direction Régionale des Entreprises, de la Concurrence, de la Consommation, du Travail et de l’Emploi) and must be signed by all three parties, the employer, the school in the U.S.A. and the student. (+1 copy)

Financial guarantee

your last 3 monthly bank statements in US currency and not a summary (+ 1 copy), Internet printed copies are not accepted

a notarized letter, with the provider’s exact name and relation to the student, personal address and telephone number, certifying that the applicant will be granted a monthly allowance of at least 600 U.S. Dollars for the duration of his/her stay in France. A copy of the personal up-to-date bank statement of the provider (who cannot be the school), must be attached (+1 copy). The sponsor must already have secured the full amount of money on his/her bank account, covering the whole stay of the applicant in France.

a proof of personal income of at least 820 U.S. Dollars per month for the duration of the stay in France. (+1 copy)

Flight reservation
complete itinerary or round trip ticket with confirmed dates. Open tickets are not accepted. Do not purchase tickets until the visa has been approved. (+1 copy)

Proof of accommodation
letter or fax from the hotel confirming your reservation (+1 copy),
if you are staying with family or friends, you must present a certificate of board and lodging "Attestation d’Accueil" that your family or friend must obtain at the City Hall in France. The original needs to be stamped by this Consulate to be valid and must be presented upon arrival in France (+1 copy),
a letter from your employer stating that you will be housed in a private residence, with the full address. (+1 copy)

Warning : Failure to provide these documents will delay the processing of the visa.

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Last modified on 11/04/2016

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