VISAS - How to apply ? Making an appointment is mandatory

The visa section is open to the public on an appointment basis, with no walk-ins allowed.

Please read the information below carefully before making an appointment.

Failure to comply with any of the requirements listed may result in your having to appear in person at the Consulate more than once to complete your application before it can be processed.


Applicants who do not have an appointment will NOT be accepted.

During peak travel periods and holiday seasons, applicants are advised to make an appointment as early as possible.
Consider making an appointment for a day that is at least 2 weeks before departure but not more than 3 months in advance).

In the summer and winter, the planning may be full with no appointment available for up to 4 weeks.

Every day, some applicants do not show up to the appointment settled. If you cannot come to the appointment you settled, we thank you for cancelling it on the website to make slots available for other applicants who are waiting to get one. See the "How to cancel an appointment ?" section below.

For security reasons, only the applicant can come to the appointment.
No accompanying person will be allowed to wait with the applicant.

Because space is limited in the surroundings, DO NOT come too early before your appointment. Applicants will not be allowed to wait in the hallway. They will be asked to wait in the watercourt downstairs.

We thank you for your understanding.

1. Visa requirements

Before booking an appointment, please check our website to find the required documents for your category of visa.

Your application will only be taken if you bring all the required documents and copies with you. If you don’t, you will have to provide them later on and the processing of your application will be delayed until your file is complete.

Appointments are for visa applications only.
For visa inquiries, please check the information on the website. If you still have some pending questions after reading the information, you can reach the visa section via e-mail at

2. Applicants have to be residents of the consular district of the Consulate General of France in Miami

You may apply for a visa at the Consulate General of France in Miami if you are resident of the following countries / territories:

Cayman Islands
US Virgin Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands

Applications from B1/B2 visa holders are not accepted. These visa holders must apply in their country of residence.

3. Personal appearance

For security reasons, all applicants except children under the age of 6, have to appear personally at the Consulate General of France in Miami.

4. How to set up an appointment?

The visa section is open to the public on an appointment basis, with no walk-ins allowed.

Make an appointment by clicking here

To use the system, the following configuration is required :
- Firefox 1.0 and higher
- Mozilla 1.7.8 and higher
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher
- Adobe Acrobat reader and higher
- allow pop-ups

IF YOU CANNOT PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION RECEIPT IT IS NOT A PROBLEM. Simply show up on the date and time of your appointment .

Applicants who arrive late at the Consulate, or without all the required documents will be turned away.

No appointment can be made by phone or by e-mailing us. If you are not able to attend, please free a slot by canceling your appointment.

Make sure you bring all the required documents (originals and copies) when coming to the Consulate General.

5. How to cancel an appointment?

To cancel or change an appointment, click here and then choose "changing an appointment".

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6. To pick up your passport after the visa has been issued

Starting September 1st 2015, the opening hours to pick up passports with visa - upon presentation of the receipt - will be every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm at the main entrance of the consulate general (1395 Brickell Avenue, suite 1050 - Miami FL 33131)


to avoid having to come to the consulate to pick up their passport with visa, the applicants can also provide a self-addressed prepaid envelope (USPS Priority Mail or FEDEX or UPS with tracking number) at the time they apply for the visa.

Last modified on 24/07/2017

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