Short Term Visa
All visa applicants for France are advised to visit the Joint Visa application centre in Abu Dhabi to submit their applications, together with all necessary documents.

It is advisable to prepare all your required documents corresponding to your travel dates, to avoid delay in the application process.

Please note that the Embassy of France, Abu Dhabi issues visas only for residents in its territory of operation - Emirates of Abu Dhabi & Al Ain.

Mandatory interview for all long stay visa categories. Applicants are requested to schedule their interview at the time of submission of application at the France Visa Application Centre.

Visa Application Centre procedure is not compulsory, applicants can also go directly to the visa section at the Embassy of France in Abu Dhabi to submit their applications with prior appointment through the call center 04 2055999.
Visa Application Process

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.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.

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.

Step 5 :
Interview Appointment: On the day of submission every applicant will be given an interview appointment with the Embassy of France. The interview appointment is for completing the process of biometrics. It is a MUST for every applicant to visit the Embassy in person

Please note:
At the time of submission at the Visa Application Centre, applicant has the choice to:

a) subscribe for Courier Service for return of passport
b) subscribe for SMS Service where Visa Application Centre sends application status on applicant’s mobile and via email