All about Visas
Please note that the following essentials must be met by all applicants submitting their applications for visa.

Passport should have been issued within the previous 10 years.
Passport should have at least two blank pages.
Passport should be valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended stay in France ( Short stay).
Passport should be valid for at least 1 year beyond the intended stay in France ( long stay).
Applications are only accepted within 3 months of the requested date of arrival
Relevant Forms & Photograph: Fully completed application form appropriate to the type of visa
Relevant application Forms should be fully completed (mentioning e-mail address and direct phone number of the applicant himself), dated and signed. PLEASE NOTE that if the form is not signed by the visa applicant, the application cannot be accepted.

Visa Application Centre caters to applications for Short stay Visas and Residence Permits. A new passport must be obtained before submission of your application, if the above mentioned conditions are not met.

Please note: The prolonged (temporary passports issued by certain countries) Passports will not be accepted.

IMPORTANT: France Consulate General in Dubai has the right to call any applicant for personal interview at the Consulate and / or ask for supporting documents in addition to the list of documents provided on this site under each visa category.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION FOR FRANCE CONSULATE IN DUBAI
Schengen visa has to be obtained from the Embassy or Consulate of the country where the MAIN PURPOSE OF TRAVEL lies. In case of travel to multiple Schengen countries, please make your application to the Consulate where you will be staying for the maximum number of days. In case the duration of stay in the Schengen countries is same for each country, then visa application should be submitted with the country that is applicant’s “First Point of Entry”. Please check your travel plans before submitting your application.

An application is receivable only if the date of travel is within 90 days from the date of submission.

CHOICE TO MAKE WHILE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
France Consulate in Dubai will return processed passports to the Visa Application Centre in Dubai. Applicants have a choice to decide on how they would like to collect their passports and / or documents, i.e. by subscribing for a Courier Services at the time of application submission or by collecting it from the Visa Application Centre in Dubai.

List of Schengen Countries:
Austria Belgium Czech Republic
Denmark Estonia Finland
France Germany Greece
Hungary Iceland Italy
Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg
Malta Netherlands Norway
Poland Portugal Slovakia
Slovenia Spain Sweden
Switzerland    

Visa Application Process

Step 1 :
Prepare your application and supporting documents: Go to ‘All about your visas’ link on this website and find out details related to the visa category you wish to apply.You can find the applicable fee, documents required, Visa application form and more.

Step 2 :
Schedule an appointment: All applicants aged 12 years and above will need to apply for the visa in person. Schedule an online appointment for the preferred date and time for each applicant and as the availability You may opt to apply for the regular or the Premium Lounge services at the Centre for a personalized service. The appointment letter will need to be presented at the Application Centre on the day of submission. No application will be accepted without an appointment as per the consulate requirement.

Step 3 :
Submit your application: Visit the Visa Application Centre, submit your Passport, Completed application, documents and enroll biometrics.

Step 4 :
Pay applicable Fee: Please check ‘Visa Fee’ table provided under the visa category you are applying for. All fees and service charges are payable in cash (AED) only. A receipt will be provided for all payments made at the Centre.

Please note: Applicants havea choice to avail the following services at the time of submission:
a) subscribe for Courier Service for return of passport
b) subscribe for SMS Service where Visa Application Centre sends application status on applicant’s mobile phones