How to fill-in the short stay visa application form
The short stay visa application form bears the reference “cerfa No. -14076*01” (do not use outdated forms bearing the reference “cerfa No. -12160*01”);
You may use either an original form, or a legible photocopy of a form, or a copy downloaded from the Internet;
You must write legibly;
Please make sure to write down the place and date and that you sign both at the bottom of the page AND in boxes # 36 and # 37;
Any false statements will result in your visa being refused;
Addresses in France must specify: the number, street name, city, and postal code.
Write your name as indicated on your passport (do not add the words “married name” and the name of your husband).
Write the name you had at your birth if different than the one indicated in section 1.
Write your first name(s) as indicated on your passport.
Write your date of birth in day-month-year order.
Write your place of birth as indicated on your passport.
Add the name of the country, even if it is not specified on the passport.
Nationality at Birth. In principle, write your passport’s nationality, and, where appropriate, your nationality at birth if different.
Check the box corresponding to your gender.
Check the box corresponding to your legal marital status For a common-law marriage, please check “Other” and write “common-law marriage” For a PACS [French civil union contract] with a French national, please check “Other“ and write “PACS”.
Write the full name, address, and nationality of the person holding parental authority or legal guardianship.
Write your national identity number, if applicable.
Specify the type of travel document.
Write the number
Write the date your passport was issued (not the extension date).
Write the date as indicated in your passport, taking into account any extension.
Specify the authority that issued the passport and the place of issue.
Write the mailing address specifying whether it is your personal mailbox or that of another person or company (in this case, write the name of the mailbox owner).
Write your landline and mobile telephone numbers in your country of residence and, where appropriate, in the country where you are submitting your visa application.
Specify whether you live in a country other than your current nationality, stating, if you answer yes, the number of your residence permit and its expiration date.
In principle, write the occupation indicated on the passport; if you indicate a different occupation, please write a short explanation, for example: “professor (former student)” or “retired (former sales manager)”. If you have no occupation, write “no occupation”.
Write the name of the organization (firm, public service, educational institution) where you work and its contact information.
Check the corresponding box.
Write the name of the country that is your primary destination (in principle, France). If it is a French overseas department (DROM) or territory (CTOM), write “France” and the name of the DROM or CTOM.
Specify the country where you will be entering the Schengen area.
Check the box corresponding to your desired number of entries.
Write the duration corresponding to your desired length of stay.
Specify the number of visas that you have obtained to enter the Schengen area during the last 3 years.
Check the corresponding box. If your fingerprints have already been taken for a visa application, indicate the date.
Write the number and validity dates for your visa at your final destination, if this country is outside the Schengen area.
Write your expected arrival date in the “Schengen area”.
Write your departure date from the “Schengen area”.
Write the name of the person who invited you, or the contact information for a hotel, specifying all the details (telephone and fax).
Write the name and address of the firm or organization that invited you (telephone and fax) and the contact information for your contact person in the firm.
Check the corresponding box (you may check several boxes).
Section 34 - Personal Information Regarding a Family Member who is a European Union, EEA, or Swiss National
Write the full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, and relationship only if you are the dependent spouse, child, father, or mother of a person who is a citizen of another State of the European Union.
Check the corresponding box if you are family member of a European Union, EEA, or Swiss national.
Write the place and date where you are filling-in the form, even if this date is different than the day you are going to the visa service.
The visa applicant must sign and not another person. If the visa applicant is a minor (under 18), the application must be signed by a person having parental authority and their relationship should be included in parentheses (father, mother, guardian). If the visa applicant cannot sign, a cross may be used.
|I am aware of||Read these boxes carefully|
|Place and date||Write the name of the city you are in at the time you fill out your application form and the date (it doesn’t have to be the same as your appointment)|
|Signature||You must sign for yourself