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.
For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your application, log on to France-visas, the official website for visa application to France.
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).
Do I need a visa?
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
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
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
Once 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.