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Applying for a French visa in the UK

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Visa applications lodged in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Bailiwick of Jersey and Guernsey, Alderney, Gibraltar, Falkland Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle of Man) are processed by the Consulate General of France in London , the sole authority to make visa decisions.

The reception of visa applicants and the reception of files are ensured by the TL Scontact centers in London , Manchester and Edinburgh . There is no consular area and you can freely choose between TLScontact centers in London, Manchester or Edinburgh. You can submit your visa application no earlier than 180 days before your departure date . We recommend that you make your request at least 20 working days before your departure.

Once visa applications have been transferred to the Consulate General of France in London, you can generally expect between 2 days and 15 days for their processing. However, this instruction time may vary depending on various parameters.

To make an appointment and find out the information relating to the place where you can submit your file, refer to the section “ Who should I contact? ”.
For all special cases, holders of service or diplomatic passports, refer to the ” Special situations ” section.

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The visa service of the Consulate General of France in London has resumed its activity of issuing visas without restriction. All three TLS Contact Visa Application Centers (London, Edinburgh and Manchester) are also now open Monday to Friday.

For all information and to make an appointment, consult TLS Contact

On January 1, 2021, new conditions apply for the entry and stay of British people and their family members in France. All the applicable rules are available on our dedicated page accessible by clicking on withdrawal agreement.

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