Applying for a French visa in Jamaica

Applying for a French visa in Jamaica

Short stay visa Schengen applications must be submitted to the Spanish Embassy in Jamaica.

Applications for long-stay visas and short-stay visas for overseas departments and collectivities are examined by the Consulate General of France in Washington D.C. (United States of America).

For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your application, log on to France-visas, the official website for visa application to France.

France-Visas is a single portal with all the information you need to guide you through the process and help you every step of the way.

The main steps in applying for a visa

Do I need a visa?

First, use “Visa wizard” to check, based on your situation, whether you need a visa and if so, what type. The wizard will also tell you what documents must be enclosed with your application, along with the relevant fee.

Submit your application

Short stay visa Schengen

Short stay visa Schengen applications must be submitted to the Spanish Embassy in Jamaica :

Spanish Embassy in Kingston
6th floor, Courtleigh Corporate Centre
6-8 St.Lucia Avenue
Kingston 5
Jamaica

Website of the Spanish Embassy

Long-stay visas (more than 90 days) and short-stay visas for overseas departments and collectivities

Applications for long-stay visas (more than 90 days) and short-stay visas for overseas departments and collectivities are examined by the Consulate general of France in Washington D.C. (United States of America). However, the processing of these visa applications has been outsourced to VFS Global, which has a visa application center in Kingston.

To schedule an appointment and for information on where to file your application, see France-Visas

Specific case : Long-stay visas to study in France

You are going to France for a degree-seeking program (Bachelor, Masters, MBA, dual degree, joint degree, cotutelle etc.) : in order to apply for a long-stay student visa, you need to obtain a letter from the Cultural services of the French Embassy in Saint Lucia (SCAC notice) prior to having your visa appointment at your VFS location.

Please send the items listed hereunder to the following email address: lucienne.larive@diplomatie.gouv.fr

  • Your full name, email address and phone number
  • Your last academic transcript
  • The letter of acceptance from a French university or institution, which specifies the dates of study and details of the program.

Your application should also contain proof of accommodation for the first three months and proof of a minimum monthly income of 615 euros (personal bank statement, or your sponsor’s bank statement + a letter of financial support + a copy of their ID, or a letter of Financial Aid showing remaining balance once the tuition fees are paid).

Track your visa application

Once your application has been submitted, track its progress and see how and when you can collect your passport and how to prepare for your trip to France.

Contacts

If you need assistance, please contact VFS GLOBAL by phone at +1 212 784 6157 or +1 347 252 3055 or by email at info.FranceUSA@vfsglobal.com

If your situation requires you to contact the visa Office at the French Consulate in Washington, you can send an email to visas@consulfrance-washington.org.

N.B.

Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year.

Users are therefore asked to submit their visa applications well in advance of their departure date.

Last updated on: 24 October 2019
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