Applying for a French visa in the USA

The Consulate General of France in Miami no longer handles visa applications.

All visa applications have to be submitted to VFS Global Center, by appointment only.

For appointments and visa requirements please refer to :

VFS Global Center
Telephone : 1 212 784 6157 or 1 347 252 3055
Email :
Address : 2655 S Le Jeune Rd, Coral Gables Penthouse 1-A, MIAMI, FL 33134

• Make sure to submit your application early enough before your trip. If you apply less than 2 weeks before the start of your trip, your visa might not be ready in time . You cannot apply more than 3 months before the start of your trip.

• You can apply at the VFS Global center for France only if France is your main or only destination in the Schengen area, ie the country where you will spend the most time. If you spend equal amount of time in different countries (ex : 2 nights in France, 2 nights in Spain, 2 nights in Italy), you should apply at the Consulate of the country of first entry (ie the first Schengen country you will enter).

The main steps in applying for a visa

Do I need a visa ?

PNG First, use “Visa wizard” to check, based on your situation, whether you need a visa and if so, what type. The wizard will also tell you what documents must be enclosed with your application, along with the relevant fee.

Complete your application online

PNG Once you have confirmed that you need a visa, you can complete your application on our online portal. You will be asked to create a France-Visas account, which you will need for each step of the process.

Submit your application to the visa centre

PNG Once you have completed your online application, all you have to do is submit it to your local visa centre. France-Visas will provide you with all necessary information on how and where to submit your application.

Track your visa application

PNGOnce your application has been submitted, track its progress and see how and when you can collect your passport and how to prepare for your trip to France.


Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year.

Users are therefore asked to submit their visa applications well in advance of their departure date.

Dernière modification : 27/02/2019

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