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【Notice】

Dear Customers,

On Friday, October 18th, the Parkview Green building where Visa Application Center is located will celebrate its 7th anniversary.

Due to security and organization reasons, on October 18th, the Visa Applicant Center will be closed at 15:00 (Including Passport return). No access to the building and the Visa Application Centre will be available after 15:00.

We kindly remind you to organize your time accordingly, to avoid any negative effects on your future trip.

For the applicant who have chosen “Premium service” or “Prime time service”, please note that you can submit your application and pick up your passports on Saturday, October 19th (9:00 – 11:00).

Thank you for your understanding   

Short stay - Study

You wish to go to France for study purposes and will stay no longer than 90 days. You must provide a registration certificate from a French school.

O = Original

C = Copy

T = Translation

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Documents

O

C

T

 

One recent identity photo          

Size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, color photo with white background, taken within 6 months and from the front without any head-coverings. Click here to view visa photo requirements.

Have a compliant photograph taken directly at the Visa Application Centre! For more information, please click here.

Y

 

 

 

Short stay Schengen application form

The applicant should fill out the form which can be found here. The application form can also be filled out online and printed out after the registration process.
Notes:
1. Language: The form must be filled out in English or in French.
2. Signature: The Schengen application form has to be signed by the applicant. The signature of a representative is invalid.
1) The signature on the form should be similar to the one on the applicant’s passport and letter of representation.
2) Please sign in the column No. 37 and the last column.
3) Minor applicant under the age of 18: The application form must be signed by one parent or a legal guardian. Please DO NOT sign the name of underage applicant.
Please indicate “father”/”mother”/”guardian” beside signature. Whenever possible, we suggest that both parents sign on the form.

Y

 

 

Required only for applicants who apply for DROM-CTOM

Complementary questionnaire for a Schengen visa application

Notes:
1. Template of complementary questionnaire:  Complementary questionnaire for a Schengen visa application

2. Language: The form must be filled out in English or in French .
3. Signature :
1) The form must be signed by adult applicant of 18 years old and above. It must match the signature on the passport. The signature of a representative is invalid.
2) Please indicate day and location, and sign in the last field of last page .
3) Minor applicant (under the age of 18 on application submission day):
The form must be signed by one parent or a legal guardian. Please DO NOT sign the name of underage applicant. Whenever possible, both parents are strongly advised to sign on the form. Please indicate “father”/”mother”/”guardian” beside signature.

Y    

Mandatory for foreigners

Chinese residence permit

A foreign applicant must hold a residence permit with a period of validity of no less than 6 months or a permanent residence card. Holders of a single-entry or a multi-entries visa are not allowed to apply for any visa except for airport transit visa.

Y

Y

 

 

Round-trip flight ticket booking from/to China

 

Y

 

If employed or self-employed

Working certificate

Original letter from employer on official company paper with stamp, signature, date and clearly mentioning: address, telephone and fax numbers of the company; the name and position in the company of the countersigning officer; the name of the applicant, position, salary and years of service; confirmation of position after the return; the purpose of the visit; the person or the entity who will bear your travel and living costs and approval for leave or absence

 

Translation is mandatory if the certificate is not written in English or French.

Y

 

Y

If employed or self-employed

A sealed copy of the Business license or Organization code or Institution legal person certificate (or other similar function certificate)

Not requested for freelance worker.

Y

 

 

For students and minors

Studies certificate or diploma

Should be issued by your school to precise your grade and how many days school permit your leave. Should include school’s address, contact and official seal. Should also indicate name, position and signature of the person in charge.

Y

Y

 

For students and minors

Working certificate of the father

Original letter from employer on official company paper with stamp, signature, date and clearly mentioning:
-address, telephone and fax numbers of the company;
-the name and position in the company of the countersigning officer;
-the name and position of the father or the sponsor, his salary, working location and years of service

 

Translation is mandatory if the certificate is not written in English or French.

Y

 

Y

For students and minors

Working certificate of the mother
Original letter from employer on official company paper with stamp, signature, date and clearly mentioning:
-address, telephone and fax numbers of the company;
-the name and position in the company of the countersigning officer;
-the name and position of the mother or the sponsor, her salary, working location and years of service

 

Translation is mandatory if the certificate is not written in English or French.

Y

 

Y

For students and minors

A sealed copy of the Business license or Organization code or Institution legal person certificate (or other similar function certificate) of mother

Not requested for freelance worker.

Y

Y

 

For students and minors

A sealed copy of the Business license or Organization code or Institution legal person certificate (or other similar function certificate) of father

Not requested for freelance worker.

Y

Y

 

 

Bank statement covering the last three months

Credit card records are NOT accepted. For underage or unemployed applicant, you can also provide the bank statement of the parents or spouse, more information.

Y

 

 

For minors  (< 18 years old)

Notarial certificate of birth OR notarial certificate of family relationship between parents / legal guardian and the minor applicant. All these acts must be legalized by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Chinese Embassy or the Waiban, original containing translation in English or in French

For foreigners: Notarial certificate of Medical Certificate of Birth, legalized by the Embassy/Consulate of your country in China, original containing translation

 

Original and/or photocopy can be kept by the Consular Authority.

Y

Y

 

For minors  (< 18 years old)

Notarial certificate of parental authority delegation certified by the Chinese Ministry Of Foreign Affairs or by the Chinese Embassy, original containing translation

For foreigners: Notarial certificate of parental authority delegation certified by the Embassy/Consulate of your country in China, original containing translation

 

This document should contain the parents’ signature and should define the person in charge for the underage in Schengen area.
Mandatory if the child is traveling alone or with only one of the parents.

Y

Y

 

For students and minors

Student card

Not required for elementary and middle school students

Y

Y

 

 

Accommodation proof

Please provide a lodging attestation matching the below requirements:
1. Original Attestation d’accueil (click here to view model) issued by the local town hall of host person’s residence, in case that your host in France will provide accommodations for you.
2. Or copies of your house property license or lease contract in France.
3. Other cases: explanatory letter.

Y

 

 

 

Insurance

1. The travel insurance should be:
• Valid for Schengen area if you apply for short stay visa
• Valid for France if it’s required in the document list and you apply for long stay visa
• Valid for DROM/CTOM according to your itinerary
2. The insurance must cover medical fees and repatriation costs up to 30.000 Euro (around 300.000 RMB), and the cost of out-patient and in-patient in your travel insurance must be up to  30.000 Euro.
3. The insurance coverage should cover the whole period of your stay. More information.

Purchase full insurance coverage for the Schengen area directly at the Visa Application Centre! Just ask the staff in our center how to purchase one. For more information, please click here.

Y

Y

 

 

French school registration

 

Y

 

 

Passport

A full national private passport or official travel document valid for at least more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with two blank visa pages with the mention “visa” to affix the visa sticker. Should be issued less than 10 years ago. More information on “Passport Validity”.

 

Copies of the first 5 pages of the passport containing information, and all pages that contain visas or stamps.

Y

Y

 

 

Previous passports

If you are in possession of one or more previous passports, it is mandatory to provide them.

 

Copies of the first 5 pages of every previous passport, and all the pages that contain visas or stamps.

Y

Y

 

 

Letter of authorization for visa application/passport return

Mandatory if you choose to submit your application by a representative.
Download.
Requirements:
1. The signature on the letter of authorization needs to be the same as the one in the applicant’s passport and Visa application form. The form has to be filled out completely. No correction is allowed on the form.
2. The letter can’t be shared and each applicant has to present the original.

3. Minor applicant under the age of 18: The letter of authorization must be signed by one parent or a legal guardian: An adult is authorized to accompany the underage applicant for the submission and enrollment of biometric data (Parents’ ID photocopies should be joined with the authorization letter) Please DO NOT sign the name of the underage applicant.

Please note that:

(1) The authorization letter must be signed by a legal guardian. The representative is not authorized to sign it.

(2) Personal appearance is not required for children under 12 years old.
The age on the date of application submission is taken as reference to determine if an applicant is a minor or not. 

The authorization is not required, if parents submit the application for their minor-aged children. However, they should provide evidence proving the family relation (such as hukou etc.).

Y

 

 

 

Representative’s ID Card or passport

Mandatory if you choose to submit your application by a representative.

Y

Y

 

 

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