For study - Long stay (more than 3 months)
It is mandatory to obtain an appointment online to apply for a visa. Application time slots are between 8:30 and 12:30 from Monday to Friday.
On scheduled interview, applicants must come in person with their passport and all original documents, with a complete set of photocopies. The Consulate won’t do any photocopies and it won’t be possible to complete your application later.
All documents submitted to the visa department have to be written in French or English. If not, they have to be accompanied by a certified translation.
This visa is intended only for applicants whose main purpose of stay is to study full-time. If you plan to stay in France mainly for a sabbatical period (rest, visiting friends, tourism…) and are taking some part-time or casual courses (French, cooking classes, etc), you should apply for a long stay "visitor" visa or a working holiday visa, if applicable.
NOTE: between mid-April and late July, it is strongly recommended to book an appointment for visa application several weeks in advance.
Applying for a student visa is a two-step procedure.
Applicant should come to the interview with the complete set of documents on scheduled appointment only, fixed by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. In the message to be sent to Campus France, please mention all the necessary details such as program enrolled in France, name of the French school and your original school in Hong Kong/Macau, duration of your study, departure date to France.
No answers shall be given by Campus France office to queries regarding non-academic issues.
After the academic interview is done, visa application can only be submitted at the fixed appointment made online on the website of the Consulate. Applicants should come to the visa section with their passport and a complete set of the required documents sorted in order.
|Required documents||For the visa sectionin this order :||For Campus France :|
|- Long-stay visa application form duly completed and signed (available to download or at the Consulate General)||2 originals|
|- Colour ID photograph, passport size with white background (35x45mm) (example)||2 originals||1 original|
|- Valid passport (more than 3 months after the date of return from the journey)||original + 1 copy of the identity page||original and/or 1 copy of the identity page|
|- Hong Kong and / or Macau ID Card||original + 1 copy||original|
|- Hong Kong and / or Macau visa valid for 1 month after the date of return from the trip, if applicable||1 copy|
|- Resume (CV) with previous studies/work experiences and motivation letter (not applicable to exchange program students)||1 copy||1 copy|
|- Admission letter from the academic institution in France AND payment receipt of the school fees, if relevant||1 copy of each||original + 1 copy of each|
|- Letter from your university/school in Hong Kong or Macau confirming your studies in France, if you are a student||1 copy||original + 1 copy|
|- Most recent official transcripts from your academic institution in Hong Kong or Macau||original + 1 copy|
|— If you are financing your stay : your last 3 months bank statements or bankbookin Hong Kong / Macau|
— If your parents finance your stay : their last 3 months bank statements or bankbook + your birth certificate + their latest income tax + the financial guarantee form (to download)
NOTE 1: certificates of deposit are not accepted
NOTE 2: if the above documents are not in French or English, they have to be translated by a registred professional.
|- Proof of accommodation in France : rental agreement or original housing certificate (specimen) valid for 3 months or 3 months hotel booking or letter from your host with copy of his/her identity document and proof of address (bill less than 3 months old)||1 copy|
|- Insurance for the Schengen area (medical, hospitalization, repatriation and personal liability, coverage for at least 30 000 EUR) valid for at least the first 3 months with details of the coverage||1 copy|
|- Round trip airline ticket or confirmed booking||1 copy|
Other documents may be requested on a case by case basis.
Processing time : click here
CAUTION: between mid-April and late July getting an appointment can take up to one month.
Note: we cannot issue a visa more than 3 months before your departure date.