Residency & Visa Application

French administration can be stressful. Let us do it for you.

We handle the entire Visa and Residency application for you

Our dedicated Admin team will put the weight of their experience behind your application and provide you with regular updates. 

What does the process look like?

Here’s a step by step breakdown


First we discuss the type of visa that’s best for you and whether you are eligible for residency  

Contacting the préfecture or consulate

We contact your local préfecture or consulate to discuss your application and obtain a list of the documents required. 

Submitting your application

We collect and verify your documents, fill in all the forms and submit your application. 


After a few weeks or months, depending on your local préfecture or consulate, you will receive a decision on your application. 

Obtaining your visa or residency card

Once your application has been validated, you will either receive your visa or residency card by post or be invited to collect it from your local préfecture or consulate. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost for us to handle a visa or residency application starts at €1250, with the option for a split payment.

  • Residency card: Depending on your local préfecture, the process can take from 2-5 months.
  • Visa: Between 2-6 weeks.
  • If you are in France without a valid Visa or residency card contact us as soon as possible, so we can regularise your situation.
  • For a Visa application, at least 3 months before your planned arrival date would be ideal.
  • If you have a valid Visa or residency card you need to apply for a renewal within 2 months of their expiry. We would recommend contacting us before they expire.

A visa can last 3 months, 6 months or one year, depending on your country of origin and the type of visa. If you intend to settle permanently in France, a one year visa can be renewed with your local French authority two months before expiry. At this point, if you are intending to stay, you must apply for a carte de séjour, which is a 5 year renewable residency visa. 

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