Short stay visa for internship

You may apply for a visa at the Consulate General of France in Atlanta if you are a resident in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee (please provide a copy of your driving license).

1. Do you need a visa to follow an internship in France for less than 3 months?


YES, if you are a citizen of the following countries even if you hold a US Permanent Resident Card ("Green Card") :

Afghanistan Albania [1] Algeria
Angola Armenia Azerbaidjan
Bahrein Bangladesh Belize
Benin Bhutan Belarus
Bolivia Bosnia [2] Botswana
Burkina Faso Burma Burundi
Cambodia Cameroon [3] Cape Verde
Central Africa Chad China
China - Hong Kong [4] China - Macao [5] China - Taiwan [6]
Colombia Comoros Congo
D.R. Congo (ex-Zaïre) Cuba Djibouti
Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador
Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea
Ethiopia Fiji Gabon
Gambia Georgia Ghana
Grenada Guinea Guinea Bissau
Guyana Haiti India
Indonesia Iran Iraq
Ivory Coast Jamaica Jordan
Kazakhstan Kenya Kirghizistan
Kiribati Kuweit Laos
Lebanon Lesotho Liberia
Libya Macedonia [7] Madagascar
Malawi Maldives Mali
Marshall Islands Mauritania Micronesia
Moldavia Mongolia Montenegro [8]
Morocco Mozambique Namibia
Nauru Nepal Niger
Nigeria North Korea Oman
Pakistan Palau Palestine
Papua Peru Philippines
Qatar Refugees Russia
Rwanda Solomon Samoa
Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia [9]
Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa
Sri Lanka St Lucia St Thomas
St Vincent Sudan Surinam
Swaziland Syria Tadjikistan
Tanzania Thailand Togo
Tonga Trinidad & Tobago Tunisia
Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu
Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vietnam
Yemen former Yugoslavia Zambia
Zimbabwe


2. How to make an appointment?


For security reasons, all applicants have to appear personally at the Consulate General of France in Atlanta.

The visa section is open to the public on an appointment basis, with no walk-ins allowed.

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IF YOU CANNOT PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION RECEIPT IT IS NOT A PROBLEM. Simply show up on the date and time of your appointment .

No appointment can be made by phone or by e-mailing us. If you are not able to attend, please free a slot by canceling your appointment.

Make sure you bring all the required documents when coming to the Consulate General.

3. Processing time


Processing time depends on your citizenship.

15 to 21 days is the average processing time if you are a citizen from :

Afghanistan Algeria Bahrain
Bangladesh Belarus Burma
Burundi Congo DRC Egypt
Indonesia Iran Iraq
Jordan Kazakhstan North Korea
Kuwait Lebanon Libya
Mauritania Nigeria Oman
Pakistan Palestinians Philippines
Qatar US Re-entry permit US Refugee travel doc
Rwanda Saudi Arabia Sudan
Surinam Syria Yemen
United Arab Emirates Vietnam Zimbabwe


Applications can be processed up to 3 months from your departure date.

4. Requirements


- Passport valid for at least three months after your return to the US + 1 photocopy of the identity pages. Your passport must have been issued less than 10 years ago, be valid for at least three months after your return to the US and have at least 2 blank visas pages left.

- Proof of U.S. Status: A valid U.S. permanent residence card ("green card") or a valid US visa with valid I-94 / valid I-20, or an Advance Parole document. We do NOT accept applications from B1/B2 visa holders. They must apply in their country of residence.

- Processing fee.

- One application form (please read carefully the explanations).

PDF - 87 kb
Short Stay Visa Application
PDF (87 ko)

- Two (2) recent ID pictures (white background, full face, no glasses nor hat, closed mouth taken less than 90 days ago)

- The "convention de stage" (original + one copy) signed by you, your employer in France, your school or university or by the cultural office of the French Embassy, and stamped by the French Labor Department (DIRECCTE - Direction régionale des entreprises, de la concurrence et de la consommation, du travail et de l’emploi) [10].

- Financial guarantee such as a notarized statement certifying that the applicant will be provided with a monthly allowance of $800.00 for students or $1700 for salaried employees, for the duration of his/her stay in France, or a proof of personal income and your last three bank statements.

- A self-addressed prepaid EXPRESS MAIL envelope from FEDEX and UPS. You may use one envelope per family. The Consulate General of France in Atlanta cannot be held responsible for loss of mail leaving the consulate.

Please stick the mailing label on the envelope and fill out as follows :

FROM:
Your full name
Your address

TO:
Your full name
Your address

Example:
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5. Important information


The consular administration has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than those submitted by the applicant.

Please be aware that submitting the aforementioned documents does not guarantee the approval of the visa.
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[1Except for biometric passports holders who do not need a short stay visa.

[2Except for biometric passports holders who do not need a short stay visa.

[3For Camerounese citizens willing to enter Germany, please note that you must present a valid Camerounese Identity card.

[4Except S.A.R. who do not need a short stay visa.

[5Except S.A.R. who do not need a short stay visa.

[6Except for ordinary Taiwanese passports which contains the identity card number of the holder. In this case, a short stay visa is not required.

[7Except for biometric passports holders who do not need a short stay visa.

[8Except for biometric passports holders who do not need a short stay visa.

[9Except for biometric passports holders who do not need a short stay visa.

Dernière modification : 29/02/2016

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