1. How to apply for a student visa?
All applicants for a student visa must first register with “Campus France”. _ Please visitwww.usa.campusfrance.org
for more information.
Register and obtain an “attestation” from Campus France
Once you complied with Campus France requirements, please make an appointment
2. How to make an appointment?
The applicant must check what the relevant consulate is. In the States, Consulates are located in Washington DC, Chicago, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, and San Francisco.
Personal appearance at the Consulate is mandatory. All applicants must first schedule an appointment.
To make an appointment, please visit: https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/RDV-Internet/html/frameset/frameset.html?lcid=1&sgid=313&suid=1
3. Processing time
Processing time depends on your citizenship. It takes 2 to 3 weeks to receive the approval for your visa. If you are a passport holder of one of the following countries, the process can take up to 2 months.
Processing fees can be paid by credit card (Visa, MasterCard only), cash, money order or certified check made out to "Consulate General of France". Personal checks are not accepted.
5. Important information
The Consulate could request more documents than the one submitted by the applicant. Please be aware that submitting the required documents does not guarantee the issuance of the visa.