Kindly read and follow these instructions carefully to avoid any delays in your long-stay student visa application

STEP 1: APPLICANT SENDS AN EMAIL TO CAMPUS FRANCE ASKING TO SET A PRE-CONSULAR INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT 

  • Email subject: (Pre-consular interview) Appointment request

In preparation for the interview, kindly get ready with the following documents (which we will ask for these from you in the next step): 

  1. A one-page CV detailing your academic and professional background (PDF format)
  2. A copy of your acceptance letter issued by the French school/university (or registration/enrollment certificate)

IMPORTANT: Click on the link and download the PDF

STEP 2: CAMPUS FRANCE WILL SEND A MESSAGE TO THE APPLICANT CONTAINING THE PROCEDURE AND GUIDELINES FOR THE PRE-CONSULAR INTERVIEW 

  • Email subject: (Pre-consular interview) Procedure and guidelines 

STEP 3: APPLICANT REPLIES WITH REQUIRED INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS 

STEP 4: CAMPUS FRANCE WILL SEND A MESSAGE CONFIRMING RECEIPT OF DOCUMENTS AND INTERVIEW DATE

  • Email subject: (Pre-consular interview) Confirmation: receipt of documents and interview date

REMINDERS: 

  • Venue: Cultural section, Embassy of France to the Philippines (map)
  • Who to look for: Attaché for higher education
  • Duration: 15-20 minutes
  • Make sure that you bring all the visa application requirements during the interview
  • Please be punctual

 

VFS Global is the official external service provider of the French Embassy for the collection of biometric data and visa application files

REMINDERS: 

  • Appointments may be set on the same day of the pre-consular interview
  • Processing time for long-stay visas: minimum 15 working days for complete files
    • incomplete files/insufficient documents will cause a delay in processing and may result in the refusal of the application
  • Please allot enough time between your appointment and date of departure
  • Applicants are responsible for setting the appointment for the collection of their biometric data and visa application file
  • Campus France cannot do the following:
    • Set an appointment for the applicant
    • Follow-up or expedite the visa application
    • Submit an appeal in case the application is denied
  • The VFS Global website contains all the information concerning the following:
    • Application forms
    • List of requirements
    • Fees to be paid (visa + supplementary)
    • Location
    • What to do after submission

Last update: 20171109