From March, 30 2017, Canadians applying under the France-Canada Youth agreement and Canadians going to study in France (private studies) will have to submit their biometric data in person at the Consulate like the rest of visa applicants.

Prior to March, 30 2017, Canadian students were not obligated to visit the consulate in person. They could send their visa application by mail and include a pre-addressed and pre-paid envelope inside.

Since March, 30 2017 Canadian students leaving for more than 90 days need to apply for a visa and take an appointment and go in person at the Consulate of their juridiction. Biometric fingerprinting is now a required component of the visa application and is done at the consulate.

Where to apply for your visa ? 

Depending on your province of residence, you must submit your visa application to :

- The General Consulate of France in Toronto

  • Ontario
  • Manitoba

- The Consulate general of France in Montreal

  • Quebec
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nunavut

- The Consulate General of France in Vancouver

  • British Colombia
  • Alberta
  • Yukon territories
  • The Northwest territoires
  • Saskatchewan

We provide you with the information as presented by the visa services of the Consulates of France in Canada. Please note that the information indicated on the visa sections of each Consulate of France are the ones you must follow and will always prevail. Campus France has no authority on this subject.