General Information

BEFORE MAKING AN APPOINTMENT, PLEASE READ THE CHAPTER OF THE VISA YOU ARE APPLYING FOR and gather ALL the documents required to apply for a visa.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COME TO THE CONSULATE WITHOUT ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Children under the age of 6 are not required to be present if applying for a LONG STAY visa.
  • Children under the age of 12 are not required to be present if applying for a SCHENGEN visa.

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Every applicant must bring all the required documents for the type of visa for which he/she is applying, plus photocopies, on the day of his/her appointment. Incomplete files will not be processed regardless of his/her place of residence.

Please note that we reserve the right to require a second appearance of the applicant to the Consulate general (including residents of Southern California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Southern Nevada).

SHORT STAY VISAS

LONG STAY VISAS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Where is the Consulate General Located?

    Address
    Consulate General of France
    10390 Santa Monica Blvd., suite 115
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    Entrance to the visa section is located behind the building, at the corner of Benecia Ave.
    Opening hours: (...)

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  • Residency in Southern California, Arizona, Colorado, Southern Nevada and New Mexico

    The Consulate General of France in Los Angeles area
    The Consulate General of France in Los Angeles accept visa applications from residents of:
    - Arizona
    Colorado
    New Mexico
    Southern Nevada: Counties of (...)

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  • Application fees


    The payment is mandatory and is NON-REFUNDABLE under any circumstance.
    Payment : Credit card (Visa or Mastercard ONLY).
    Processing fee may vary as a result of currency fluctuations.
    Paying processing fee does NOT guarantee the issuance of a visa.

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  • Application Forms

    Application form for short stay visas
    Application form for short stay visas (less than 90 days in France or Schengen area and overseas territories) must be filled out completely and signed by the applicant. (...)

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  • ID photographs requirements

    All photographs provided with a visa application must be :
    recent (no older than 6 months),
    in color
    on a plain white background
    must be printed on photo-quality paper at high resolution
    passport size (2" (...)

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  • Documents needed when entering France to immigration

    Whether or not you are required to obtain a visa before travelling, even if you are a US citizen, you may be requested to show the following elements to the French immigration officers upon arrival :
    A valid (...)

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  • Residence permits (OFII)

    Do I need to apply for a residence permit in France?
    From the 1st of June 2009, long stay visa holders will be allowed to reside in France for up to 12 months or according to the validity indicated of their visa. (...)

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  • Contact information

    Contact information
    Please read our website carefully before contacting us, as you will only receive a reply if the information is not available on this website. Visa requirements for SHORT STAY AND LONG STAY (...)

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