Applying for a French visa in South Korea

The Embassy of France in Korea resumed a normal visa issuance activity.

The working-holiday visa originally toward Korean citizens is still suspended until further notice and so is not available.

To prevent the risk of contamination and respect the social distancing please also note the guidance for visa section users :

- Mandatory wearing of face mask
- Access allowed 5 minutes before the appointment time
- Entrance reserved for visa applicants only (Except minor)
- The email is recommended for asking visa question, or by default, directly at the visa section from Monday to Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (without appointment)

Visa applications submitted in South Korea are processed by the visa section of Embassy of France in Korea.

For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your application, log on to France-visas, the official website for visa application to France.

France-visas is a single portal with all the information you need process and help you every step of the way (preparing the application, entering details, submitting and tracking the application).

The main steps in applying for a visa

Do I need a visa ?

PNG First, use “Visa wizard” to check, based on your situation, whether you need a visa and if so, what type. The wizard will also tell you what documents must be enclosed with your application, along with the relevant fee.

Complete your application online

PNG Once you have confirmed that you need a visa, you can complete your application on our online portal. 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 centre

PNG Once you have completed your online application, all you have to do is submit it to your local visa centre. France-Visas will provide you with all necessary information on how and where to submit your application.

Track your visa application

PNGOnce your application has been submitted, track its progress and see how and when you can collect your passport and how to prepare for your trip to France.


Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year.

Users are therefore asked to submit their visa applications well in advance of their departure date.

Dernière modification : 21/10/2020

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