Research or teaching and research - Short stay [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.
You go to France for further research as a researcher or teacher-researcher. A visa will be issued upon presentation of a hosting agreement for a foreign researcher or teacher-researcher (“Convention d’accueil d’un chercheur ou enseignant-chercheur étranger”) signed by the host organization and the prefecture, as well as the documents listed below.
Documents required for a short stay (90 days maximum):
1 short-stay visa application form duly completed and signed (available to download or at the Consulate General)
1 ID photograph, passport size with white background (35x45mm) (example)
Valid passport (more than 3 months from the date of return) + 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
Click here to download a template of the hosting agreement (for information purpose only).
Other documents may be requested on a case by case basis.
Processing time : click here
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.