France visa requirements for Central Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Central Africans visiting France

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a French Visa.


  • A Central African passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended arrival date and must have 2 blank pages for visa stamp.
  • Duly completed and signed visa application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • Passport-size photographs (35 mm x 45 mm) taken in grey background.
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Copy of return flight ticket.
  • Medical travel insurance with coverage of at least 30,000 Euros.
  • Documentation showing applicant’s ties to home country, e.g. verification from applicant’s employer.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • Copy of travel itinerary.

France Visa for Central Africans

Facts about France


France is a country rich in art and culture. The art and culture on display is the top pick for tourists who visit this country. The world-famous Eiffel tower attracts millions of visitors year-in-year-out. The country’s wide range of wine and cuisines can be best enjoyed on the various Mediterranean beaches available.
 
France is the most popular tourist destination in the world as the country receives over 85.7 million foreign tourists yearly.


Tourists should try to avoid traveling during french school holidays as hotel rooms are usually overbooked and traffic is unbearable.

Types of France Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist visa 5 working days - 3 weeks 90 days
Business visa 5 working days- 3 weeks 90 days
Student visa 5 working days- 3 weeks 1 year+

General Requirements for France Visa


  • A Central African passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended arrival date and must have 2 blank pages for visa stamp.
  • Duly completed and signed visa application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • Passport-size photographs (35 mm x 45 mm) taken in grey background.
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Copy of return flight ticket.
  • Medical travel insurance with coverage of at least 30,000 Euros.
  • Documentation showing applicant’s ties to home country, e.g. verification from applicant’s employer.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • Copy of travel itinerary.

France Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

60.00 (EUR)

Business visa

60.00 (EUR)

Student visa

99.00 (EUR)

France Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Central African Republic


Location

Address

Bangui

French Embassy in Bangui, Central African Republic --- Boulevard du Général de Gaulle BP 884 Bangui Central African Republic

www.ambafrancecf.org

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(+236) 661 3005 (+236) 661 3006

Frequently Asked Questions


Is there any interview for France visa?

You do not need to give an interview if you are applying for a short stay tourist visa. However, you need to be present at the time of document submission at VFS.


Do embassies check bank statements?

Yes most embassies verifies bank statements that are sent in with applications.


Do I need to know French to study in France?

No. There are many courses, especially in engineering (all branches), management, hospitality, fashion studies, economics, etc that are taught in English. However, it is a good idea to learn basics of French language, to ensure a smooth stay.


What is the use of an International Student Identity Card?

An international student identity card enables you to access youth hostels for short stays while traveling at discounted prices. You can get this from any office of the STIC Travels.