French Visa Services

Please Note: Please note AEG/Leopard takes appointment for student visa. After making appointmaent from AEG / Leopard applicant can send their documents through post office or any courier services. Students and researchers shall post hard copies to “ Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Department – Embassy of France in Pakistan, Ramna 5, Diplomatic Enclave -G5- GPO Box 1068, ICT, Islamabad”. For further information please contact 051-111786111 or visit our website:

Note: French visa appointments
(All Categories) are available.

AEG/Leopard offices will accept the application for “Return Visa Long Stay”

Where should I apply?

  • You are not free to choose at which mission of a Schengen state to apply.You have to apply at the mission of the country where your main destination / longest stay will be or if it is difficult to determine (e.g. cruises, bus tours) you must apply from the mission of the first point of entry. If you are not sure (equal time in several countries), please contact the French Embassy at .Sufficient proof has to be submitted about the complete stay in the Schengen Territory.
All appointments to submit visa applications on ordinary passports are to be made through AEG Travel Services (Pvt) Ltd. in one of their 10 Locations in Pakistan. AEG offices will be opened from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm, with the exception of national holidays. All intended visa applicants are required to get the appointment in advance from AEG Office and pay service charges at the designated Public Service Centers.

The Embassy of France strongly advises to book an appointment well in advance: one month before travelling is standard and it should not be less than 2 weeks in advance for a Schengen visa. Delays to get an appointment in the summer season have to be taken into account as well. Remember that you may apply for a Schengen visa up to 6 months before your actual travel.

Applicants or their representative have to visit nearest AEG office with all the relevant documents and passport to get their appointment. No appointment will be issued over telephone and email.

Please keep AEG Receipt safely for any future correspondence, passport tracking and Passport collection.

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.

  1. AEG Receipt
  2. Copy of passport and ID
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Motivation letter
  5. Admission Confirmation Letter / Invitation Letter for researchers
  6. Scholarship confirmation letter (if applicable)
  7. All Previous degrees & transcripts (for students)
  8. 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.

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.

Appointments for following visa categories will be managed by Embassy of France only:

For family reunion long-stay visas (OFII/OFPRA files), you must send an email to the following addresses:

For Pakistani nationals:

For Afghan nationals:

Afghan nationals must register each application on France-Visas page by clicking on: and then secure an appointment with AEG.

AFG-OFII Family Reunion Afghani Applicants: please send your appointment request to:

AFG-OFPRA Family Reunification Afghani Applicants: Please send an email on the following email address for secure appointment at

The AFG-OFPRA applicants who clicked on the provided link will be asked to provide the following information in order to obtain an appointment from AEG:

  • Name (for each applicant)
  • Passport number (for each applicant)
  • France-Visas reference number (for each applicant):
  • OFPRA file reference number:
  • Optional: are you in Pakistan or in Afghanistan?

Those above information will be sent to a dedicated email address:

Please click here for the list of documents:

Applications and supporting documents must not be sent by email. They will be submitted during the interviews (original and copies).

Note: Please reach shuttle services half an hour before your interview time.

Please click here for the checklist of long stay cases

Essential Information

Warning Notice:

Entry into the Schengen territory: the possession of a visa is only one of the prerequisites for entry into the territory of the Schengen state. Should the Schengen State’s border authority refuse entry, no claim to reimbursement of the visa can be submitted. The border police at your Schengen destination may request the presentation of sufficient funds, a letter of invitation, hotel reservation, etc. Failure to present said funds/documents may result in entry being refused.