Applying for a French visa in Sri Lanka [fr]

The Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the Maldives handles short- and long-stay visa applications for people residing in Sri Lanka and in the Maldives, willing to travel to or settle in France.

It also processes short-stay visa applications for Spain, Portugal and Czech Republic ( the issuance of visas for these destinations is currently suspended).

For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your application, log on to France-visas, the official website for visa application to France.

It is now possible to take an appointment, thanks to the link Visiting France / Visas , only for the following categories of visa applications :
- student visas
- long stay applications for family motive
- spouse and children of French or European citizens
- the return visas, only if the residence card is lost or has expired before 16/03/2020 or after 15/06/2020 (the residence permit expired during this period have been automatically extended for six months)

As a reminder, the possible issuance of a visa does not provide any guarantee regarding the immediate possibility of entering the territory, which is still decided at the end according to the borders restrictions. It is also requested to the travelers, beforehand, to check if it will be possible for them to come back in their country at the end of their stay.
Lastly, before taking the plane , every traveler must possess the form corresponding to his/her situation and that will be keyed, printed and signed, thanks to the following link :

France-visas is a single portal with all the information you need to process and help you every step of the way (preparing the application, entering details, submitting and tracking the application).

The main steps in applying for a visa

Do I need a visa?

PNG First, use “Visa wizard” to check, based on your situation, whether you need a visa and if so, what type. The wizard will also tell you what documents must be enclosed with your application, along with the relevant fee.

Complete your application online

PNG Once you have confirmed that you need a visa, you can complete your application on our online portal. You will be asked to create a France-Visas account, which you will need for each step of the process.

Submit your application to the visa centre

PNG Once you have completed your online application, all you have to do is submit it to your local visa centre. France-Visas will provide you with all necessary information on how and where to submit your application.

Track your visa application

PNGOnce your application has been submitted, track its progress and see how and when you can collect your passport and how to prepare for your trip to France.


Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year.

Users are therefore asked to submit their visa applications well in advance of their departure date. It is possible to submit visa applications up to 3 months before departure.

Online 11/08/2020

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