|Paris Attacks – Travellers’ Information
Visa applications will continue to be received in VFS Abu Dhabi and Dubai with no change.
Border controls : French Authorities have decided to institute systematic controls at all French entry points immediately. The borders are not closed but controls will be carried out at all international road, rail, air and sea border crossing points.
Airports remain open, Air and rail services continue to operate.
Foreign nationals who are requested a visa must provide valid visa and documents about their stay in France.
VFS Global has been appointed as the outsourced partner by the Embassy of
France in Abu Dhabi, to facilitate visa applications to France and Schengen
countries. This site is a part of the Embassy of France, Abu Dhabi, to ease the
visa application process for the residents in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi &
The territories of operation of the Embassy are mainly - the Emirates of Abu
Dhabi & Al Ain.
The French Embassy in Abu Dhabi is not allowed to issue a visa to a non UAE
Please note applications are accepted only through prior appointments. Appointments can be scheduled through this website by paying the online service charges. The appointment dates are subject to availability hence all applicants are advised to schedule their appointments well in advance!
|Step 1 :
||Prepare your application and supporting documents:
Go to ‘All about your visas’ link on this website and find out details related
to the visa category you want to apply for – here, you can find the applicable
fee, documents required, Visa application form and more.
|Step 2 :
||Schedule an appointment: All applicants aged 12 years and above will need to apply for the visa in person. Schedule an online appointment for the preferred date and time for each applicant and as the availability. You may opt to apply for the regular or the Premium Lounge services at the Centre for a personalized service. The appointment letter will need to be presented at the application centre on the day of submission. Applicants below 18 years must be accompanied by the father or mother to apply for a visa.
Kindly note that the application for France will be accepted only if your travel is within next 90 days.
|Step 3 :
||Submit your application: Visit Visa Application Centre as per
appointment scheduled and submit your completed Visa Application Forms along
with required supporting documents.
|Step 4 :
||Pay applicable Fee: Please check ‘Visa Fee’ table provided
under the visa category you are applying for. Visa Application Centre accepts
the fee in CASH ONLY. Submission Officer at the Visa Application Centre will
advise you on total payable amount in local currency only (AED). A receipt will
be provided for all payments made at the Centre.
At the time of submission at the Visa Application Centre, applicant has the
||subscribe for Courier Service for return of passport
||subscribe for SMS Service where Visa Application Centre sends application
status on applicant’s mobile and via email
Please note: For the Premium Service:
For those applicants who wish to pay extra for that personal touch and enhanced Customer Experience, this service will guarantee you one-to-one attention with a dedicated member of staff who will guide you to a separate waiting area.
Here, your application will be dealt with in stylish surroundings with refreshments available. We will also undertake any photocopying of documents that you may require.
You have to book an online appointment to submit your application. Premium Service can be availed on the day of appointment by requesting at the reception.
Once returned from the Consulate, your passport will be couriered to your home or office and can also be collected from our Centre(upon request only).
There is an additional fee of AED 250 for this service.
Please note that this service does not guarantee a faster turnaround time for processing of visas by the Embassy.
After submission of documents at the Visa Application Centre, you can also
check status of your application online by simply providing the unique VAC
Reference Number and your Date of Birth. VAC reference number (starts with
FRAD) can be found on the Invoice-Cum-Receipt provided by the Submission
Officer at the application centre at the time of submission.
Please click here
to Track Your Application