Before applying for a visa, you are invited to do the following:

  1. Check whether your passport is valid to apply for a visa
  2. Check whether your photograph is valid to apply for a visa
  3. Check the amount of fees to be paid:

    No other fee may be requested; in case of request for payment for services not indicated in the list and of visa fees over the amount indicated, please contact:

  4. Download a Visa Application form according to the length of your stay in the Schengen area and select the visa category and the main purpose of stay to know what are the required documents.

This will minimize risks of rejection of your visa application due to incorrect or inadequate documents.


For an airport transit visa or a stay of no more than 90 days within any period of 180 day within the Schengen area

Checklist for Airport Transit and Short Stay Visa

Applicants renewing a Court Sejour Circulation Visa issued at the French Embassy (still valid or expired since less than one year) may present a shorter list of required documents:

Click here to download that list

Household staff/Personal assistants travelling to France

A kind reminder to the French community and Filipino Nationals who would like to travel to France for a period not exceeding 90 days. Household employees/personal assistants are required a special visa.

 For the list of requirements click here

Please also take note that employers have to fill up and sign the Engagement Employeur Form as part of the requirements. Click here to download form.

For more information and guidance Click here and refer to Q5.


For a stay of more than 90 consecutive days in France:

Other visa categories

  • Holders of an Official or diplomatic passport
  • Spouses of French citizens
  • Family members of European citizens