France! The most favorite study destination now days for most of students. Depending on your purpose i.e. whether you are going for a visit, for pursuing higher education or for work, there are 3 types of visas i.e. Schengen Student Visa, Visa to sit in Placement test and Long Stay Visa. Let us discuss each of them in detail with Student Visa requirements.
It is also known as temporary France student visa. If you want to go for maximum 3 months, then you will have to take this visa i.e. students taking courses of less than 3 months. They are not renewable visas. Before you apply for Schengen visa France, keep in mind that they are not renewable visas.
If you need to go to France with a particular ultimate objective to sit in any college’s entrance exams then you can go for this type of visa. In case if you are selected then you can apply for 1 year residence permit and it is renewable.
Okay so this is the longest stay visa. If you want to go for more than 6 months you can apply for this kind of visa. It includes Residency permit as well as study period.
You might have come across this word “Campus France”. Campus France is an organization that helps students who wants to go to France. It works under the observation of Ministry of Higher Education and Research. It also helps French students who want to go to other countries for pursuing higher education. It is basically a stepping stone where each and every student has to undergo a certain process like that of registering, taking interview date in return campus France provides details about Scholarships information, Application procedure, providing details about various colleges, Interview Procedure etc.
The normal France Visa processing time for the student’s visa is three weeks. So keep in mind the timelines of application and visa process in France.
That’s all for your Visa in France.
Non-EU / EEA students who are looking forward to study in France, for more than 90 days, will need a long stay visa to Study in France.
Students will have to go through the “Campus France” application for the student visa in France. After the face to face interview at the local campus France, the process moves to VFS, where one has to submit the documents, and go through the final stages of application. There are number of documents required along with the application such as, acceptance letter from the university, proof of monetary funds, valid health insurance, accommodation letter, and language proficiency.
Students are allowed to work on part time basis, and permitted working hours are 20 per week. In the academic breaks, students can work full time without any restrictions.
Process for Campus France takes an average of three weeks, and the visa processing time for student visa in France is 15 working days. The students should start the process at least 90 days before the date of departure, or as soon as they receive acceptance letter.
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