Visiting France / Visas

  • Short Stay Visa

    Travelers subject to the visa requirement to enter the Schengen area have to apply for a short-stay visa.
    A short stay visa is issued for a period not to exceed 90 days (Visa type C) and its validity shall not (...)

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  • Visas fees

    Type of visas :
    SHORT STAY VISA / TRANSIT – SCHENGEN : 60 Euros *
    CHILDREN FROM 6 TO 12 YEARS OLD : 35 Euros *
    FRENCH OVERSEAS TERRITORY (TOM/CTOM) : 9 Euros *
    LONG STAY VISA - FRANCE : 99 Euros * (...)

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  • Family Reunion

    Family Reunion
    Family members following an OFII procedure will receive a direct phone call by the Embassy within the 2 months following the spouse’s request at the OFII in France.
    Other family members entitled to (...)

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  • Visas - Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a Schengen visa ?
    Sri Lankan citizens travelling to Schengen countries on business or as tourists may receive a uniform visa for a short stay of 1 to 90 days valid for Sweden and Finland (Embassy of (...)

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  • Information

    All visa issues can be addressed to: visa.colombo-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr.
    All matters relating to the French administration can be directed to: consulaire.colombo-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr.

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  • Visas - Information to the participants at the COP21

    As part of the COP21, accredited participants are invited to contact the visa Section of the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka in order to obtain a priority appointment to lodge their visa application.
    Moreover, (...)

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  • VISA : implementation of the Visa Information system (VIS) on 02.11.2015

    Since September 25th 2013, the collection of biometric data from visa applicants (photography and fingerprints) has been entrusted to the company VFS, as part of an agreement signed with the Embassy of France in Sri (...)

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  • IMPORTANT

    Please note that VFS Joint Schengen Visa Application Center will be moving to the below location from 01 June 2015 onwards:
    No.61, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01 (Opposite the Central Bank of Sri (...)

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  • France – Czech Republic bilateral agreement on visa matters

    From the 15th of November 2013 onwards, the Embassy of France will locally consider visa applications submitted by applicants wishing to travel to the Czech Republic as main destination.

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  • Submit a visa application

    Notice to visa applicants
    Submit a visa application at the Joint Schengen Visa Application Centre is not compulsory. Applicants wishing to submit a visa application directly at the Embassy may schedule a direct (...)

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