France is one of the largest countries on the continent of Europe, and it is bordered by 6 countries. France is known for its close to perfect scenery, little wonder why it is the most popular study abroad destination for Nigerian students.
If you are a Nigerian citizen over the age of 18 and planning to pursue academics or research at a French higher education institution for a period longer than three months, you must first complete the Campus France application process and then apply for a student visa.
If you are not yet 18 at the time you leave for France and you will be studying at a college level, you need to complete the Campus France application process, but you will need to apply for a student visa for minors.
Let’s take a look at this process step by step:
Steps to Apply for a France Visa
- Make a photocopy of your Nigerian passport data page
- Make a photocopy of all your original documents
- Fill the online form in capital letters and print it out
- Go to the France visa application centre.
- Pay your visa application fee
- Append your signature to the application form
Where to get a France Visa Application Form
The France visa application form is available online. It should be downloaded and properly filled.
How and Where to Pay France Visa Fees
Applicants can pay their visa application fees and service fees in cash implant Bank teller counter at the Visa Application Centre. The visa application is incomplete without the payment of the processing fee. It is important that the cost of the France visa processing fee is usually decided by the France embassy and is not a constant amount.
How to Submit France Visa Application
Applicants should submit their fully completed questionnaire at the visa application centre. Applications can be submitted as early as 10 weeks before the intended date of departure. However, the application should be submitted at least 3 weeks to the applicant’s intended date of travel.
France Visa Processing Time
Generally, France visa processing times might take as long as 3 weeks.
How to Collect France Visa
The passport can be collected by the applicant or can be sent to the applicant through a courier service. If an applicant wants his passport sent through a courier service, he/she would have to specify during application.
Address and Location of France Embassy in Nigeria
France Embassy, Abuja
37, Udi Hills Street, Off Aso Drive
Maitama – Abuja
Telephone:+234-0805 949 97 86, +234-0803 958 75 47
Email: [email protected]