French Visa application
Anyone residing in the Philippines, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu must apply for a visa if they wish to travel to France, whether it is their sole or main destination. VFS Global Manila centralizes all visa applications for France from the Philippines and processes them under the authority of the Embassy of France in Manila, which remains, in all cases, the only one authorized to authorize the issuance of visas.
Visa Application For France From The Philippines : The Different Types Of Visa
Short stay and long stay visas
If you have an ordinary passport and are coming for tourism or to visit someone already in France, you can apply for a visa for a short stay (often called a tourist visa), i.e. less than 90 days, or, beyond that, a long-stay visa.
This application is made on the France Visas website and the visa is issued by the Embassy of France in the Philippines, in Manila.
Long Stay Visas for Students
Students must apply for a long-stay visa on the France Visas website. You will then need to make an appointment for a pre-consular interview at the Campus France office in the Philippines.
If your application is accepted, a validation stamp will be affixed to your visa form at the end of your interview. You can then proceed to submit your visa application to VFS Global.
An appointment is scheduled for you to bring your stamped visa application form and all additional supporting documents.
Diplomatic Passport Holders
If you are a holder of a diplomatic passport, you are entitled to a visa free of charge for the purpose of your duties. To obtain it, you must apply directly to the consular services of the Embassy of France in the Philippines.
Nationals of the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Nationals of the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands shall enjoy special conditions. For stays of 90 days per period of 180 days for any purpose, including paid activity, they do not require a visa.
In the case of paid work, you must have a provisional work permit provided for by French regulations.
This exemption does not apply to artists, sportsmen and women, journalists, trainees and businessmen.
Visa Fees For France From The Philippines
The visa for France from the Philippines is not free of charge. The fee must be paid at the Visa Application Centre when submitting the application. Make sure you have the extra when you come to collect your visa.
Please note that the fees collected are retained even if your visa is refused.
The price corresponds to the application fee collected by the French administration, as well as the service fee for VFS when you submit your file to the outsourced service provider. They amount to 26 €.
VFS Global Manila Centre
30th Floor – The World Center,
330 Gil Puyat Avenue,
Makati City – Philippines
Visa Service From French Embassy In Makati
16th Floor Pacific Star Building,
Senator Gil Puyat Extension corner,