Any visa application for France must be made via the France-Visas website.

Once you have completed your application form on the France-Visas site, you will be redirected to the TLScontact website to make your appointment

At the day of your appointment, the France-Visas application form and document receipt must be provided.

Start your visa application on the France-Visas website.

Appointments for the reception of visa applications are free of charge - be aware of fraudulent agencies/ websites promising earlier appointments for a fee.

Non-biometric passports - Democratic Republic of Congo

Non-biometric passports issued by the Democratic Republic of Congo between 2009 and 2015 are no longer recognized by France and can’t be submitted along with a visa application. Holders of such passports in possession of any valid Schengen visa are still allowed to travel abroad until this visa expires.