Long-stay visa for spouse of French national

Long-stay visa for spouse of French national

Who is this visa for?
This visa concerns the spouses of French nationals who wish to settle or stay on the European territory of France, a French overseas department, in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Barthélemy or Saint Martin, for a period of over three months.

This visa is not valid for visiting New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna or Mayotte.

This visa does not apply to:
-  nationals of European Union Member States, the European Economic Area, and Switzerland;
-  nationals of Monaco, Andorra and Saint Marin, who are not subject to long-stay visa requirements;
-  nationals of Algeria.

Supporting documents to be submitted for this visa

1. An ordinary passport or other recognised travel document valid for at least three months from the expiry date of the visa applied for. This document must have at least two fresh pages. Copies of the first (bearing the identification photograph) and the last pages must be submitted along with this.

2. A long-stay visa application form duly filled and signed by the applicant.

3. Two recent photographs of the applicant. Please check photograph specifications here.

4. Proof of marriage (original accompanied by copy of certificate).
- If the marriage was solemnised in France: recent long-form copy (no older than two months) of the marriage certificate and family booklet (“livret de famille").
- If the marriage was solemnised abroad: copy of the transcription of the marriage certificate in the civil status register of the French consulate and family booklet (“livret de famille").

5. Proof that your spouse holds French nationality (original accompanied by copy) of any one of the following:
- valid French national identity card;
-  certificate of French nationality;
-  certified copy of a naturalisation decree or conferral of French nationality on your spouse or a copy of a registered declaration of acquisition of French nationality;
-  Birth certificate mentioning French nationality;
- Biometric passport (older types of passports will not be accepted).

6. If you are resident in India: proof of regular stay in India.

7. The application for OFII (Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration) attestation. The first part of the application should have been duly filled by the applicant. The surname and given name(s) must match exactly as they appear in the passport.

For your information:
The visa application processing time for the spouse of a French national may take up to six weeks.

Last modified on 18/04/2016

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