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Ottawa, ON K1P 5H9
Phone: (613) 231-7054


The Republic of France

Do I Need a Visa to Visit France?

Canadian citizens using Canadian passports do not require a visa to enter France for stays under ninety (90) days.

Most other nationals will need a visa.

Apply IN PERSON at the nearest French consulate for the Schengen Zone visa.

Non-Canadians must apply IN PERSON at the nearest Embassy or Consulate of the country which is their main or first destination.

France is a signatory of the Schengen area Agreement on border control and visa standardization. The application for a Schengen area visa is the same for all members. Prices vary depending on the country of your first arrival.

For travel to French colonial areas, territories, or departments of France, please consult the page for that place. If you need to known whether or not you will need a visa for these places, please refer to the list above.


NOTE: you will be required to attend an interview to apply for and secure a visa. This may mean travel to a distant consular office. Applications for an interview are only accepted within six weeks of travel. It can take up to three weeks to make a visa determination.

Due to French government regulations, visa-seekers for France are advised that they must seek visas directly from the French Consulate in their consular region, even if it is not in their home province.


Embassy of France
42 Sussex Drive
Ottawa ON K1M 2C9
Tel: (613) 789 1795
Fax: (613) 562 3735
Note: the embassy does not issue any visas except official and diplomatic.

Consulate General of France in Toronto
Suite 2200
2 Bloor Street East
Toronto ON M4W 1A8
Tel: 416-847-1900
Fax: 416-847-1901
Area: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan.

Consulate General of France in Vancouver
Suite 1100
1130 West Pender street
Vancouver BC V6E 4A4
Tel (604) 681-4345
Fax (604) 681-4287
Area: BC, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories.

Consulate General of France in Montreal
Suite 1000
1500 McGill College
Montreal QC H3A 3M8
Tel (514) 878-4385
Fax (514) 878-3981
Area: Montreal, southern and western Quebec, NS, NB, PEI, NFLD, and Nunavut.

Consulate General of France in Quebec City
25 Saint-Louis Street
Quebec QC G1R 3Y8
Tel (418) 694-2294
Fax (418) 694-1678
Area: Quebec City, northern and eastern Quebec.

For more information about travel conditions, please visit the Foreign Affairs Web site.