Last Updated on April 9, 2023 by Touseef Umair
The issuance of a visa does not guarantee the possibility of entering CANADA VISA FOR FRANCE CITIZENS immediately, which remains subject to the rules in force regarding border crossing.
Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must present on boarding the result of an RT-PCR test or an antigen test dated of less than 72 hours.
The demand for appointments is very high during this winter period due to the relaxation of sanitary measures, the reopening of borders and the university calendar. The processing time is 30 days. It is recommended to apply for a visa approximately one month before the scheduled departure date.
The applications submitted without all the supporting documents listed on France Visas at the pre-application stage will be rejected by the Consulate.
Visa applications filed in Canada are processed by the Consulate General of France in Montreal.
For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your application, log on to France-visas, the official website for visa application to France.
Applying fo a visa : the main steps
Do you need a visa ?
First use, the visa wizard to check depending on your situation, whether you need a visa and which one. It will also tell you which documents must be enclosed to your application along with the relevant fee.
Complete your application on line
Once you have confirmed that you need a CANADA VISA FOR GERMANY CITIZENS, you can complete your application on line. You will be asked to create a France-Visas account, which you will need for each step of the process.
Submit your application to the visa center
In Canada, Visa applications for France can be submitted in four centers :
VFS Global center in Toronto
2 Bloor street West
M4W 3R1 Toronto
VFS Global center in Montréal
Unit 820, 1010 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Entrance on Metcafe street
VFS Global center in Vancouver
580 Hornby Street Unit 440
BC V6C 3B6 Vancouver
VFS Global center in Ottawa
2211 Riverside Drive
ON K1H7X5 Ottawa
Track your visa application
Once your application is submitted track its progress, and see how and when you can collect your pasport and how to prepare for your trip to France.
If you have any question regarding your visa application, you can contact VFS call center
(+ 1) 613 927 92 66
(From 9 a.m Atlantic time to 4 p.m Pacific time)
Depending on the time of year, the deadlines for making appointments and for processing your file may vary.
Applicants are therefore asked to anticipate their visa application process by requesting an appointment approximately one month before the scheduled departure date.
France-Canada – Youth mobility agreement – students, young professionals, working holiday
The Franco-Canadian agreement aims to simplify and facilitate the administrative procedures applicable to young French nationals and young Canadian nationals (18-35 years old) who wish to stay in the country of which they are not nationals, in order to increase their knowledge languages, culture and society in the other country through travel, study, internship or work experience.
The agreement provides for four categories of stays:
Working Holiday Program.
For young Canadians, the agreement applies to the territories of the European and Overseas Departments (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte) of the French Republic as well as the territorial collectivity of Saint- Pierre and Miquelon.
=> Check instructions to complete your applications on the France Visa website.
=> Check Frequently asked questions on this topic.
Canada and France
Services for Canadians if you’re visiting, studying, working or doing business in France. Includes information about coming to Canada.
COVID-19: Travel guidance
All travellers, regardless of citizenship, must meet specific requirements when coming to Canada. For information on COVID-19 and travel, visit COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders.