Wednesday, May 21, 2014

French/Schengen Visit Visa for Spouse of French Citizen

My family and I are planning to have a three-week holiday in France and visit some Schengen Countries at the same time a few months from now. Since my Titre de séjour has already expired late last year, I now have to get a visit visa from the French Embassy here in Singapore. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered how fast and easy it is now for me to get one, being a spouse of a French citizen.

Here are the procedures:

First, you prepare the requirements listed in the downloadable document that contains the list of the required documents you need to furnish the embassy: passport (orig and photocopy), IC (orig and photocopy), re-entry permit, passport-size photo, your spouse's passport or ID card, your spouse's birth certificate and livret de famille.

Fortunately, we already have all the required documents since they were also needed when I applied for the Titre de sejour while I was in France.

Then you need to fill-in the application form which can also be downloaded from the web site.

Next, you schedule for an appointment, which can also be done online. You have to remember that the appointment slots are quick to be taken. When I logged on to the web site in April, the next available slot was already for the month of May.

You go to the embassy on the date of your appointment and at the time that you have chosen.

They will then take your fingerprints and take a photo of you for the visa, after which, they will give you a receipt and a claim stub where the date and time when you can claim your passport with the visa is written. Mine was after four working days! I couldn't believe how fast it is! This is quite extraordinary for the French Embassy!

And the best part of it all is that it's valid for FOUR years and it's FREE! :)

5 comments:

  1. Very good findings you made here. Yes, I have surprised a lot to read your entire blog post where you have mentioned the entire procedure of visa and it's really so easy. So from now everybody will enjoy their trip by following this procedure. Thanks a lot!

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  2. Cela a été une surprise très agréable de recevoir ton commentaire ,Rio. Je me souviens su temps déjà loin quand nous étions en contact régulier sur Xanga ..
    J ' appends aussi avec plaisir que tu es mariée à un Fançais et que tu as un petit garçon . Tous mes compliments . la vie te sourit maintenant.
    Je réalise que tu as pu mettre un commentaire sur WordPress en venant de Google+. Cela tombe bien ,j' y suis aussi mais je ne blogue pas là . Je partage des choses que je réalise sur le site de ma paroisse ou WordPress.
    Amitié <3
    Michel

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    1. Cher Michel,

      Merci beaucoup pour les commentaires. Ca fait toujours plaisir pour moi de les lire.

      Je suis vraiment heureuse d’avoir trouvé ton nouveau blog à wordpress. C’est plus facile d’écrire un comment dans ce site que dans xanga. Juste pour ton information, tu n'as pas besoin de créer un compte sur Blogger pour laisser un comment ici dans mon blog. Tu peux juste choisir “Name/URL“ et remplir ton “Nom“, et le site de ton blog dans le “URL“ comme j’ai fait dans ton site sur Wordpress.

      Je te souhaite une bonne semaine et j’ai hâte de lire ton blog prochain.

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