Outsourcing of visa applications for France to VFS Global [fr]

To better welcome the public and reduce waiting times, the Consulates General of France in the USA have completed a process of outsourcing of the collection of visa applications to VFS Global.


VFS GLOBAL collects visa applications from individuals who reside in the areas covered by the consulates general of France in the United States by appointment only, on behalf of the French Authorities.

The Visa Departments of the French Consulates in the USA are now closed permanently. Only the Visas Office in Washington DC remains operational to process the applications collected by VFS GLOBAL.

Appointments have to be made with VFS on the FranceVisas website.
The applicants can make an appointment at the VFS Global center of their choice among the 10 centers open in the USA.

A service fee will be charged and will be payable online when making an appointment.
To facilitate the process for students and others who do not live near an application center, a mobile visa application service may be offered.

For appointment details and information on procedures.

If you need assistance, you can contact VFS GLOBAL by phone at +1 212 784 6157 or +1 347 252 3055 or by email at info.FranceUSA@vfsglobal.com

If your situation requires you to contact the visa Office at the French Consulate in Washington, you can send an email at visas@consulfrance-washington.org.
Please note that no phone calls concerning visas will be answered by the French Embassy or your local consulate.

Last modified on 12/09/2018

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