Consulate General of France in Vancouver
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Short stay visa
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Long Stay Visa
Long Stay Visa
Please read carefully the "what to know before applying?" section.
> General information about long stay visas
Please read carefully the "what to know before applying?" section before proceeding. Any stay that exceeds 90 days in France or one of its DOM, TOM, CTOM or New Caledonia falls under a specific process and is not (...)
> Students over 18 years old
You are over 18 and have been enrolled in classes in France, either as part of your curriculum (exchange) or individually. You will be staying in France for over 90 (...)
> Long stay visa for studies: minors under 18 years old
Your child has been enrolled in a French school (secondary or university and wishes to go study in France for over 90 days.
> Interns / Volunteers / Trainees
1. France-Canana Youth Exchange agreement If you can meet below general eligibility conditions for the France-Canada Youth Exchange agreement, please click here. Must be between the ages of 18 and 35 upon (...)
> Going as an "Au Pair"
You would like to go to France to improve your knowledge of the French language, while working for a local family as an “au pair”.
> Scientists / Professors / Researchers
You have a “convention d’accueil” and will be staying in France for over 90 days, to do research or to teach.
> Long stay visa for Visitors
You wish to spend more than 90 days in France without working nor studying:
> Teaching Assistants / Lecturers / Exchange Teachers
You have received an “arrêté de nomination” to go teach English in France.
> Workers / Employees
If you wish to go work in France for more than 90 days, there are several different options. France doesn’t grant “open work permits” and work visas are subjected to a prior arranged employment in (...)
> Commercial, Industrial or ‘Artisanal’ activity in France / Artist
A commercial or merchant is someone who performs commercial acts, that is, who is involved in the circulation of wealth with a speculative intention and who does so on an ongoing basis ; this implies the repetition (...)
> Members of religious organizations and associated secular individuals
The long stay visa or type D allows you to stay in France for more than 3 months. If your stay is between 3 to 6 months, a temporary long stay visa will be issued. This temporary visa is not renewable. If your stay (...)
> Visa for CERN - ITER - UNESCO, International organization
In order to work in France, International Organization employers and civil servants require a visa delivered by the French Consulate. This visa enables the applicant to be delivered a resident card of a special (...)
> Competencies and talents card
Definition The carte de séjour compétences et talents (competencies and talents residency permit), valid for a renewable 3-year term, may be granted if, given your skills and talent, you might contribute in a (...)
> Long stay visa for Monaco
Visas valid for France are also valid to enter Monaco and stay in Monaco for less than 3 months; specific regulation applies for stay of more than 3 months to study or live in Monaco without studying. Any foreigner (...)