France Dependant visa

Family members of immigrants in France can use the French family reunification visa to join their relative in France.  Getting the visa depends on a number of factors such as nationality, the type of French permit the relative has and their duration of stay in France.

If you are a citizen of the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you can come to France without any visa, however if you are from a non-EU/EEA you will have to meet certain requirements in order to come to the country to join a family member.

Foreign nationals living in France can bring the following dependents on the French family reunification visa:

  • Spouse
  • Children below 21 years
  • Parents or grandparents of the foreign national or their spouse
Eligibility requirements

The family member who is residing in France must prove that he has enough funds to support his dependents who will be coming to the country.

Documents required

Proof of the sponsor’s nationality.

A copy of the marriage certificate for spouses.

Proof of family relations and a copy of the sponsor’s birth certificate are required for parents.

A copy of both parents’ passports and evidence of relationship are required for children.

Application process

Fill out the application for the France family visa

The application form can be found online or requested through email from the French embassy or consulate in your country.

Gather the necessary documents

When applying for a France Family visa, you must gather certain documents, which you must give on the day of your interview at the French embassy or consulate in your home country.

Make an appointment

Booking an appointment is required in order to attend the mandatory interview for all applicants aged 11 and up. Usually, you can do so by going to the website of the French embassy in your country.

Attend the interview

Attend the interview at the French embassy or consulate and be there on time.

 It takes about 2 months for processing of the France dependent visa.

What are the specific documents required for the France spouse visa?

Your home country passport, which was issued within the last ten years and will have three months of validity left after your visa expires. There must be two blank pages in this document.

Two passport photographs

A police check from your home country indicating that you have no outstanding criminal records.

Payment proof – for the visa application fees of €99.

Proof of the spouse’s nationality if they live in France — this might be a passport or an identity card.

What are the dependent visa requirements for ‘talent passport’ holders in France?

The Passport Talent is awarded to individuals who are anticipated to make a major or long-term contribution to the growth of the French economy, culture, science, and sports, either directly or indirectly, through their abilities and talents.

If a foreigner is in France on a ‘talent passport’ or a French EU Blue Card, his or her family members will automatically be awarded a ‘private and family life’ residence permit. The family members are not only allowed to stay in France but also to work in the country.

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