How to apply

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From Wednesday June 10 2015, NO PHONE CALL to the visa section will be answered. Please send your questions by EMAIL ONLY.


If you provide a FEDEX envelop to receive your passport at your residence’s address, this envelop MUST mention:

From: your address (NOT the address of the French Consulate)
To: your address

1a- The visa section of the French Consulate in Houston.

You may apply for a visa at the Consulate General of France in Houston if you are resident in the following states :


We do not accept applications from B1/B2 visa holders. They must apply in their country of residence

The visa section is located at 777 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77056.
The visitor parking is at the corner of the building on Hollyhurst lane.

1b. Do you need a visa?

To know if you need to apply for a Visa, please click on the document below:

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Do you need a visa?
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2. Personal appearance

For security reasons, all applicants, except children under the age of 6, have to appear personally at the Consulate General of France in Houston.

To apply for a visa, you have to come with all the necessary documents in original; bring copies of the original documents if you want to keep the originals: the visa section does not make photocopies.

Bring a stamped envelop with a tracking number in case we need to send you back your passport.

3. How to make an appointment

The visa section is open to the public on an appointment basis, with no walk-ins allowed.

To schedule an appointment, click here .

As slots are limited, it is strongly recommended to book as early as possible.

4. How to cancel your appointment?

To cancel or change an appointment, click here and then choose "Revoir son rendez-vous".

5. The different kinds of visas.

visa types
  •  The short stay visa  allows you to go to France and the others Schengen states for tourism, business or family visits, for  up to a maximum of 90 days.
  • The long stay visa allows you to stay in France for more than 3 months
    a. as a student ,
    b. as a professional,
    c. as a visitor 
    d. as a spouse or children of a French national or European Union citizen.
  •  The airport transit visa  allows you to transit through the international zone of a French airport without entering the Schengen space and France.
  •  The circulation visa  is a short stay visa valid from one to five years. It enables the visa holder to remain in France and in the Schengen area for 90 days during a 6-month period. It mainly applies to business people .
  • Visa for Overseas French territories and Monaco

The Consular Administration has full authority to appreciate and request more documents than those submitted by the applicant.

Note that the visa does not in itself grant you the right to enter a French territory. It is necessary that you carry the original documents used to obtain the visa with you at all times. Border authorities may request that you show them upon entry to France.

7. Schengen Visa Offices in Houston

The Consulates of Germany, Italy, Greece and Spain are the only representants of the Schengen states delivering visas in Houston, apart from the Consulate of France.

Consulate General of :
(not all Schengen States have a diplomatic representation in Houston)

Country Address Phone
Austria P.O Box 35841, Houston TX 77235-5841 (713)723-9979
Belgium 2009 Lubbock Street, Houston,TX 77007-7621 (713)426-3933
Czech Republic P.O. Box 8 West, Houston TX 76691 (713)629-6963
Denmark 4545 Post Oak Place Suite 347, Houston TX 77027 (713)622-9018
Finland 14E. Greenway Plaza #22R
Houston Texas 77046-1400
Germany 1330 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 1850
Houston TX 77056
Greece 1360 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 2480
Houston TX 77056
Hungary 11850 Hempstead Road,
Suite 230
Houston TX 77092 - 6012
Iceland 2348 W. Settlers Way
The Woodlands, TX 77380 - 1438
Italy 1300 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 660
Houston TX 77056
Lithuania 4030 Case Street
Houston, TX 77005-3606
Malta Commonwealth Manor,
2602 Commonwealth street,
Houston, TX 77006-2609
Netherlands 2200 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 610
Houston TX 77056
Norway 2777 Allen Parkway
Suite 1185
Houston TX 77019-2136
Poland 35 Harbor View Drive,
Sugar Land, TX 77479-5854
Portugal 4544 Post Oak Place Drive,
Suite 350,
Houston, TX 77027-3161
Slovenia 2925 Briarpark Drive, 7th floor,
Houston, TX 77042-3720
Spain 1800 Bering Drive
Suite 660
Houston TX 77057
Sweden 2909 Hillcroft Street
Suite 515
Houston TX 77057-5852
Swiss Confederation 11922 Taylorcrest Road
Houston TX 77024

Last modified on 11/05/2017

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