The visa section of the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles is located at 10390 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 115, Los Angeles, CA 90025. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Click here to see the map.
No. Personal appearance is mandatory for everyone (including residents of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Southern Nevada & Southern California), as your fingerprints and a photograph must be taken in our premises.
For more information on biometric visas, please visit this page
No. Personal appearance is mandatory.
Children under the age of 6 are not required to be present for long stay visas
Children under the age of 12 are not required to be present if applying for a Schengen visa
All minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on the day of the appointment
Every family member must be present, as your fingerprints and a photograph must be taken in our premises.
If you are a resident from Southern California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico or Southern Nevada, you must apply at the French Consulate in Los Angeles. For a detailed map, please click here
No. The visa section is open to the public on an appointment basis only. You must make an appointment on our online appointment system.
To use the system, the following configuration is required :
Firefox 1.0 and higher
Mozilla 1.7.8 and higher
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher
Adobe Acrobat reader and higher
The appointment system is NOT compatible with Mac computers or Chrome browsers
You need to enable your computer to open pop-ups by changing your browser settings.
In order to print your appointment, you must log into the appointment system you will need your “LAX” confirmation number and passport number.
If you are not able to attend, please free a slot by cancelling your previous appointment or reschedule to a later date.
To cancel or change an appointment, you will need your “LAX” confirmation number and passport number, choose "Appointments" on the top left side, then select "Changing an appointment"
To access the appointment system: click here
If you do not find an earlier appointment, please check daily on the appointment system for any cancellations. If an appointment is cancelled, you will see an available date appear on the system.
To access the appointment system: click here
In case you do need a visa, your passport must:
No. Your passport must have been issued less than 10 years ago
Please read CAREFULLY the chapter of the visa you are applying for for a complete description of visa requirements.
No. A visa application cannot be expedited. Make sure you apply in advance.
No. Make sure you apply on time.
Processing time depends on your nationality and the purpose of your trip. We cannot estimate an exact processing time until you file your application in person. Please apply in advance.
Passports can be sent back by FedEx (please provide us with a self addressed enveloppe at your expenses on the day of your appointment (FEDEX US Airbill only). Your address must appear twice on the US Airbill (you are the sender and the recipient).
We will NOT accept other methods of delivery: (NO USPS, NO UPS, NO FedEx "Ground" service)
It depends on the type of visa you are applying for and the type of documents presented. We must first check your file on the day of your appointment before we can estimate the validity of your visa.
Application forms can be downloaded from our website :
The requirement list can be found on our website 24 hours a day.
Please select the type of visa you are applying for to view a list of requirements here.
For a list application fees, please check this page
Applicant should provide a complete file. If additional documents are required, a form stating the missing documents is handed over to the applicant. If application remains incomplete after a few days, the visa will be refused.
You must reserve your airline ticket under your name and present it on the day of your appointment, but you are not required to purchase it until the visa is approved.
This certificate must be obtained at the City Hall by the person you are visiting in France. It is a compulsory requirement for people applying for a visa to visit family or friends. Be advised that you must provide the original certificate as it needs to be officially stamped and might be presented at the border in France
A high number of applicants might prevent us from answering the phone, thus we strongly suggest to contact us only by e-mail.
Please read our website carefully before contacting us, as you will only receive a reply if the information is not available on this website
Fax: (310) 235-3204
When writing to us, please include the following:
Allow the visa section a couple of days before expecting an answer. Please read carefully our website, as you’ll probably find an answer to your question.
No. You need to make an appointment online here.
Please keep a record of the tracking number of the envelope so that you can check on the FedEx website.
You must apply for your visa in France at the United States Embassy in Paris. Our office is only competent for visas to France, French overseas territories and departments.
You must check the "Services aux Francais" section of our website