Applying for a French visa in Bangladesh [fr]
Visa applications submitted in Bangladesh are processed by the French Embassy in Dhaka.
Applicants are requested to submit their visa applications well in advance of their departure date as, due to an increase in the application number, the current waiting period to get an appointment with the visa section of the Embassy can be AT LEAST ONE OR TWO MONTHS. Furthermore, it takes a minimum of 15 days from the application date to process applications (short stay SCHENGEN visas only). Therefore, applicants are invited to take an appointment at the earliest.
Please note : applicant with a valid passport can book an appointment up to TWO MONTHS before with France-Visas. Plus, applicant can apply for a Schengen visa 90 days before entering the Schengen area. If one adds 2 months to get the appointment, plus 3 months to apply for a visa before entering Schengen area, one can anticipate a visa application up to 5 months before. It is imperative to know that last minute applications may be refused because of many applications booked already in advance.
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 process and help you every step of the way (preparing the application, entering details, submitting and tracking the application).
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.
Complete your application online
Once you have confirmed that you need a visa, you can complete your application on our online portal. You will be asked to create a France-Visas account, which you will need for each step of the process.
Submit your application to the visa section at the French Embassy
Once you have completed your online application, all you have to do is submit it to the visa section at the French Embassy in Dhaka. France-Visas will provide you with all necessary information on how and where to submit your application.
EXCEPT FOR :
- FAMILY REUNIFICATION VISA : Appointments for family reunification visas are given by the embassy. Families are notified via email or over the phone. Appointments taken via the appointment wizard will not allow you to submit your application.
- STUDENT VISA : make an appointment for an interview with the Cultural Attaché of the Embassy by email. After your interview, you will directed to the visa section to submit your application.
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.