As an artist [fr]
It is mandatory to obtain an appointment online to apply for a visa. Application time slots are between 8:30 and 12:30 from Monday to Friday.
On scheduled interview, applicants must come in person with their passport and all original documents, with a complete set of photocopies. The Consulate won’t do any photocopies and it won’t be possible to complete your application later.
All documents submitted to the visa department have to be written in French or English. If not, they have to be accompanied by a certified translation.
1 short-stay visa application form duly completed and signed (available to download or at the Consulate General)
1 colour ID photograph, passport size with white background (35x45mm) (example)
Valid passport (more than 3 months from the date of return from your trip) + 1 copy of the identity page
1 copy of the Hong Kong and / or Macau ID Card
1 copy of the Hong Kong and / or Macau visa valid for 1 month from the date of return from your trip
employment contract approved by the regional labour office DIRECCTE (APT: temporary work permit)
original letter from employer
1 copy of airline ticket or confirmed booking
1 copy of travel insurance for the Schengen area (medical expenses, coverage for at least 30 000 EUR, hospitalization and repatriation) valid for your whole stay together with details of the coverage
Other documents may be requested on a case by case basis.
Processing time : click here
CAUTION: between mid-April and late July getting an appointment can take up to one month.
Note: we cannot issue a visa more than 3 months before your departure date.