Study - short stay (90 days or less) [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.
1 short-stay visa application form duly completed and signed (available to download or at the Consulate General)
1 colour ID photograph, passport size with white background (35x45mm) (example)
Valid passport (more than 3 months after the date of return from the trip) + 1 copy of the identity page
1 copy of the Hong Kong and / or Macau ID Card
1 copy of the Hong Kong and / or Macau visa valid for 1 month after the date of return from the trip, if applicable
Resume (CV) with previous studies/work experiences + motivation letter (not applicable to exchange program students)
1 copy of the admission letter from the academic institution in France + 1 copy of the payment receipt of the school fees, if relevant
If you are employed, original letter of reference from your employer (indicating consent for training)
Original + 1 copy of a letter from your university/school in Hong Kong or Macau confirming your studies in France, if you are a student
If you are financing your stay : your last 3 months bank statements or bankbook in Hong Kong / Macau
If your parents finance your stay : their last 3 months bank statements or bankbook + your birth certificate + their latest income tax + the financial guarantee form (to download)
— NOTE: Certificates of deposit are not accepted.
1 copy of a proof of accommodation in France valid for the entire stay : rental agreement or original housing certificate (specimen) or hotel booking or letter from your host with copy of his/her identity document and proof of address (bill less than 3 months old)
1 copy of an insurance for the Schengen area (medical expenses, coverage for at least 30 000 EUR, hospitalization and repatriation) valid for the entire stay with details of the coverage
1 copy of your round trip airline ticket or confirmed booking
Other documents may be requested on a case by case basis.
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NOTE: between mid-April and late July, it is strongly recommended to book an appointment for visa application several weeks in advance.
Note: we cannot issue a visa more than 3 months before your departure date.