OUTSOURCING TO VFS GLOBAL – UPDATE JULY 2018
As previously announced, the Embassy of France of France in Washington has outsourced the collection of visa applications to VFS GLOBAL.
On behalf of the French Authorities, VFS GLOBAL accepts visa applications from individuals residing in the United States by appointment only.
Visa application centers have gradually opened throughout the US since last April in Washington DC, New Orleans, Houston, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta and New York.
Applicants are now able to apply for visas at the VFS center of their choice trouhgtout the US.
As a result of this outsourcing, the Visa Departments of the French Consulates in the US are closed permanently.
Only the Visas Office in Washington DC will remain operational to process the applications collected by VFS GLOBAL.
If you want to apply for a visa or get more information, please visit the official portal France Visas.
If you need assistance, VFS GLOBAL operates a call center available at 212-784-6157 or 347-252-3055.
If your situation requires you to contact the visa Office at the French Embassy, we ask that you write to us via email at email@example.com.
Please do not call the French Embassy or your local consulate.