Because of the multiplication of last minute applications, the French Embassy reminds all visa applicants that legal processing time for a short term visa for France or another represented Schengen country is 15 working days.

The visa processing can be reduced to a minimum of 5 working days, unless the application is incomplete or a delay of consultation is applied.

Under this limit, all applicants are advised that the Embassy still has authority to rule on the acceptance of a visa application (incomplete application, missing documents) and is not responsible for any delay of necessary consultation (European Visa Information System).

Applicants are advised to plan their trip ahead and take all necessary delays into consideration.

In order to apply for a visa, appointments have to be made in advance (Monday to Thursday from 8am to 12pm, Friday from 8 to 11am) by calling the Embassy on 3310 526 or 3310 527.

Published on 12/05/2016

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