Important Notice:
We advise all visa applicants to refrain from using any paid services from touts, unauthorized agents or translation offices standing outside our visa application center. Our experience suggests that the information provided by such sources is often incorrect and misleading. Please note that the VFS Visa Application Center and our Partner Embassies have no affiliation to these entities.

VFS Global is pleased to announce the Opening of it's France Visa Application Center in Ankara on 04 June 2013.

Short Term Schengen Visa Applications and Long Term Student Visa Applications for The Embassy of France, in Ankara are accepted by VFS Global Visa Application Center. All other long term visa applications should be submitted to the Embassy of France in Ankara.

This site provides all the details related to your application submission and collection process along with other useful information you need to know.

All applications collected by the Visa Application Centre will be sent to Embassy of France in Ankara for assessment and resolution. Visa Application Centre staff has no say in the visa decisions taken by Embassy of France,in Ankara.

Embassy Of France in Ankara

Please click here for Important Schengen Visa Notice

Biometric Data Submission Notice

Persons who have obtained a Schengen visa by providing biometric data (digital fingerprints and photograph) are exempted from giving their biometric data again if:

  Present a copy of their previous Schengen visa with the mention VIS;
  Biometric data was collected less than 5 years (specifically for less than 59 months).

If these two conditions are met, the applicant does not have to appear in person to submit a new visa application, and a third person or a travel agency may file the request and must be accompanied by a power of attorney letter signed by the applicant.Visa application may be lodged at our provider VFS Global by a travel agency (accredited by VFS).

If these two conditions are not met, applicants need to appear in person to give their biometric data.

Embassy of France in Ankara reserves the right to request a new digital fingerprinting if the data previously collected proved unworkable.

Go to ‘All about your visas’ link on this website and find out details related to the visa category you want to apply for.

You can find the applicable fee, documents required , Visa application form and more.

To visit Visa Application Centre you need to book an appointment, You can either book an appointment online or by calling the Call Centre

Visit Visa Application Centre as per appointment scheduled and submit your completed Visa Application, with your passport, visa application form, visa fee (60 Euro) and vfs service fee (26 Euro), photographs, and all required supporting documents.

After the submission of your application at the Visa Application Center, please track your application by calling our Call Centeror using our online tracking system and learn if your passport is ready for collection. If your passport has not been sent to our Visa Application Center in 3 days, please call our Call Center and learn if the Embassy requires an interview.

At the time of submission at the Visa Application Centre, applicants can avail our additional services such as;

Courier Service, photocopy, photograph.

Please Note: There is no facility at the Visa Application Centre to store prohibited items (Please see Security Regulations). Applicants are requested to make alternate arrangements to keep the same before entry into the centre.

Track Your Application Online
After submission of applications at the Visa Application Centre, you can also check status of your application online by simply providing the unique Application Reference Number and your Date of Birth. The reference number 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.