Visa for the spouse of French and EU citizens

According to the law of July 24, 2006, regarding immigration and integration, family members of French citizens, excluding citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Space, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino and Algeria, must be in possesion of a long stay visa in order to apply for a resident card in France.

ATTENTION: The Visa Section does not provide photocopying services, you must bring along all your documents and the required copies when you enter or you will have to re-join the queue.


Spouse of a French Citizen

You must apply at the Consulate of France in person.
Short stay from 1 to 90 days.

The marriage must be registered at the French Consulate that has jurisdiction over the location where the ceremony was held, only if the marriage took place outside of France.

If the marriage has NOT been registered with the French Authorities, you must apply for a Schengen visa.

Download the list of documents required

Word - 45.5 kb

Application Form (English)

PDF - 750.5 kb

Application Form (French)

PDF - 87 kb

There is no charge for this Visa


Spouse of a European Community Citizen

You must apply at the Consulate of France in person.
Short stay from 1 to 90 days

You may obtain a tourist visa, free of charge, provided you bring along the following documents;
Download the list of documents required

Word - 43 kb

Application Form for short stay (English)

PDF - 750.5 kb

Application Form for short stay (French)

PDF - 87 kb

There is no charge for this Visa


To settle down in France

Long stay more than 90 days
You must apply at the Consulate of France in person.

This type of visa is for persons wishing to live in France.

Application in person is required.

- Download the list of documents required for spouse of French citizen

Word - 42.5 kb

- Download the list of documents required for spouse of EU citizen

Word - 45 kb

Long Stay Visa Application Form

PDF - 33.4 kb

There is no charge for this Visa

Visa processing times

PDF - 11.1 kb

Dernière modification : 27/10/2014

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