Student of majority age (more than 18 years) - long stay
Attention : Excepted citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, you must apply for a long stay visa if you stay more than 90 days in France before leaving Germany.
Each visa applicant must appear in person with an appointment (see below). The General French Consulate in Frankfort has sole competence in Germany to issue french student visas.
You can’t apply for a visa more than 3 months before the previous date of departure.
Documents to be provided : CLICK HERE
Please see the timeframes
If you don’t wish to let your passport at the visa section, you will have to come back another day to pick up your visa.
Upon arrival in France, the person must immediately send the specific OFII form signed by the Consulate to the OFII territorial division that has jurisdiction in the Department where the person resides. The OFII will subsequently contact him or her for the compulsory medical and reception appointments. Fees for the issuance of the residency document must be paid on this occasion.
Access to work during the studies (stay longer than 6 months) : You have the possibility of working according to your student status, within the 60% limit of the annual work term, namely 964 hours a year. The employer will forward a declaration of employment pertaining to the applicant to the DIRECCTE (Labour Office) at least 2 days prior to the beginning of his or her work contract.
Stay in Schengen-Area
In accordance with Article 21 § 2bis of the Schengen Convention, this type “D” visa allows the holder to travel in the Schengen Area for a maximum of 90 days per 6-month period without any other visa.