Instructions for Student Long Stay applicants
Visa applicants for a Student Long Stay in France will have an individual interview at the Cultural Department of the Embassy prior to their appointment at the visa section. They should arrive at the Embassy no later than 9:00 AM on the day of their appointment.
AEG will issue interview appointment after 10:00 AM at visa section to the students. Students are strongly advised to reach the shuttle service well in advance, in order to reach the Cultural department at 9:00 AM sharp.
“For all visa application for studies or research stay in France : In order to facilitate the visa application process, please note that the Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Department of the Embassy of France in Pakistan requests applicants to send by post mail their complete file (see below) for review and academic pre-assessment of their application prior to their visa appointment.
- AEG Receipt
- Copy of passport and ID
- Curriculum Vitae
- Motivation letter
- Admission Confirmation Letter / Invitation Letter for researchers
- Scholarship confirmation letter (if applicable)
- All Previous degrees & transcripts (for students)
- Any kind of supporting documents related to the applicant’s education
Note: Students must need to legalize their diplomas from HEC
The new student Visa application process takes place with effect from February 1st, 2023. The student visa (visa de long séjour) is for a long stay of more than 3 months issued only for the purpose of study in France. The application must be done through the Etudes en France platform.
WHAT IS ETUDES EN FRANCE?
The Etudes en France (EEF) procedure is the service established by the French government in order to centralize and facilitate all the processes associated with studying in France. This service is strictly online. Non-European students, who reside outside the European Union territory and wish to pursue their higher education in France, are thus required to submit applications to their schools of choice on this online platform. They must equally use this platform when submitting their applications for the student visa (long stay visa of more than 3 months).
For 2023, the EEF platform will only be compulsory for students with an admission letter applying for a visa.