Applying for a French visa in Ethiopia [fr]

Visa applications submitted in Ethiopia are processed by the consular section of the Embassy of France in Addis-Ababa.

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

Appointments can only be made via France-Visas. No other authorized method exists to make an appointment.

Appointments are free of charge and can be taken directly without intermediaries. When your appointment is confirmed our consular section can contact you for further information. Visa fees are payable in cash or by debit card. When your appointment is confirmed our consular section can contact you for further information.

You should be aware that the embassy cannot give any advice on the current visa application process.The travel authorizations and all decisions are made by French Border Police and not by the French Embassy

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?

France visa - Test assistant 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

France visa -demande en ligne - 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

France visa - Dépôt du dossier - 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

France visa - Suivi de demande - 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 : 17/11/2022

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