|Embassy Address||French Consulate General
The Embassy of France
6a Cromwell Place
P.O. Box 57
|Telephone Number||020 7073 1250|
|Visa Information||09065 508940 (24 hours/day)|
|Visa Applications||TLS Contact Centre (France)
Addison Bridge Place
|Check TLS website for details|
|Visa Appointments||0845 7300 118|
|Validity remaining on Passport||At least 3 months longer than the visa applied for.|
|Other Passport requirements||A blank page for the visa sticker. The passport must be the same one as is endorsed by your student visa.|
|Student Visa validity||At least 3 months longer than the visa applied for.|
|Appointment necessary||P||Organise your appointment online via the TLS website. Please do not forget to print out your booking notification as you will be asked for this when you go for your appointment. You must submit your applicaton in person.|
|Application form||P||Download application and guidance notes from the website.|
|Photographs||P||3 recent colour passport size – see web.|
|Bank Statements||P||Recent of less than 1 month showing name and address and a minimum of £40 per person each day of stay or travellers’ cheques.|
|Department Letter||P||Up-to-date (less than 1 month old) confirming course details, attendance and type of study.|
|Evidence of return tickets||P||Confirmed.|
|Evidence of Hotel booking||P||Must be confirmed by fax or email by actual hotel in France and not by a booking agency/e-booking.|
|Travel/medical Insurance||P||To cover the whole period of visa validity and all Schengen areas to a minimum of €30,000.|
|Visa fee||Adults and children aged over 12: €60 (£50, subject to exchange rates).
For children aged between 6 - 12, and citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, FYROM (Macedonia), Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine,the visa fee is €35 (£29.15, subject to exchange rates).
Additionally, TLS apply a mandatory service charge of £23.33 for each visa application.
|Payment method||In Sterling Only, by Postal Order if applying by post, or credit/debit card or cash if applying in person. Please check latest exchange rates.|
- If you are staying with a friend they will need to obtain a certificate of board and lodging ("Attestation d'Accueil") from the local Town hall ("Mairie") or Police Station ("Gendarmerie" or "Commissariat de Police").
- You must submit originals and photocopies of all documents requested.
- If you are applying by post you must enclose a self-addressed pre-paid special delivery envelope for the safe return of your documents.