Business trip [fr]
It is mandatory to obtain an appointment online to apply for a visa. Application time slots are between 8:30 and 12:30 from Monday to Friday.
On scheduled interview, applicants must come in person with their passport and all original documents, with a complete set of photocopies. The Consulate won’t do any photocopies and it won’t be possible to complete your application later.
All documents submitted to the visa department have to be written in French or English. If not, they have to be accompanied by a certified translation.
If you are going to attend a conference, please refer to the required documents on this page.
1 short-stay visa application form duly completed and signed (available to download or at the Consulate General)
1 color ID photograph, passport size with white background (35x45mm) (example)
Valid passport (more than 3 months from the date of return from your trip) + 1 copy of the identity page
1 copy of the Hong Kong / or Macau ID Card
1 copy of the Hong Kong and / or Macau visa valid for 1 month from the date of return from your trip
copies of your previous Schengen visas, if applicable
copy of your visa for the next country of destination after exiting the Schengen area, if applicable
original letter from your employer in Hong Kong mentioning the business trip, with the Hong Kong or Macau bank endorsement stamp (certified signature) and stating your salary
NOTE: if the letter doesn’t state the salary, please provide a copy of your bank statements
1 copy of the invitation letter from the company in France
1 copy of a proof of address, less than 3 months old (electricity, water, gas bill...)
copies of your degrees (Master or above) obtained in France, if applicable
1 copy of airline ticket or confirmed booking
If you are visiting several Schengen countries, 1 copy of the travel bookings for the whole itinerary (border crossings)
1 copy of travel insurance for the Schengen area (medical expenses, coverage for at least 30 000 EUR, hospitalization and repatriation) valid for the whole duration of your stay together with details of the coverage
Other documents may be requested on a case by case basis.
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CAUTION: between mid-April and late July getting an appointment can take up to one month.
Note: we cannot issue a visa more than 3 months before your departure date.