France has launched a new service to facilitate all international visa applications.
For more information or to register for visa application documents, individuals should log on to France-Visas, the official website for visas for France. Application forms can be submitted and tracked via the new page.
Applying for a French Visa will require four steps:
1. Visit France-visas.gouv.fr
At France-visas.gouv.fr, you’ll find information on visa requirements, where, when and how to apply. A breakdown of costs
2. Complete the Application Form
Visit France-visas.gouv.fr to obtain all the information on the visa process and all the documents required for your visa application.
3. Book my appointment
Once individuals have completed all the steps on France-visas.gouv.fr, they may then proceed to book an appointment via the link provided by France-visas.gouv.fr
4. Collect my passport
Once the French Consulate has processed an application, it can deliver passports to a location of choice, or individuals may collect it at Capago International.
France-Visas is the sole portal providing all necessary information to guide travellers through their visa application, and to assist at each stage of the process (file preparation, submission, and follow-up of your application).
South African travellers should note that passports can continue to be dropped off and collected at a Capago office.
Once South African travellers have completed the registration process on France-Visas online, they will be redirected to the CAPAGO website to make an appointment for the submission of their visa application and the collection of biometric data.