Al Etimad : the French Schengen Visa Application Center

The Consulate General of France, Jeddah, in partnership with Al Etimad, is pleased to announce the opening of a Visa Application Centre for French Schengen Visas (Short Stay)


1- Submission of Application for Visa

You are invited to submit your French Schengen Visa applications, with or without prior appointments, to the Visa Application Centre.

On May 18th, 2014, the Visa Application Center AlEtimad have moved to a new location :

Al Etimad Visa Centre - TasHeel Commercial Plaza - Ground Floor
Suwaid Bin Sakher Street, Off Jundub Bin Kaab Street (Off Prince Sultan Street)
Al Mohammadiyah District 1, Jeddah, KSA.

Phone contacts : 9200 24 250

Click here to open the map directions to the new location.

Click here to know about the Visas applications procedures.

2- Hours of Operation for Submission

Working days and timings in normal course except holidays : Saturday through Wednesday, from 09 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3- Application Procedure

The Applicant will submit the Schengen Visa Application duly filled with the necessary documents along with their passports at the centre. The passports will be returned to the applicants, along with a receipt for payments made and stamped with a date (which will not exceed 15 days) on which they need to visit the Consulate General of France, Jeddah Office with the passports for stamping the visa.

4- Collecting the Passport with Visa

The applicant must bring the passport to the Consulate General of France, Jeddah Office, for Visa stamping, between 09 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the mentioned date.


If you wish to go to France and the Schengen Space for a maximum stay of 90 days over one semester (6 months) :
You must have a short stay Schengen visa. The validity of this visa is variable and can extend to several years with several entries. However, your multiple entry visa will not entitle you to stay more than 90 days per semester each time you enter the Schengen space.
We invite you to apply for a short-stay visa at our collection centre SolexPlus, Saturday to Wednesday from 9 am to 4 pm as of the 1st of February 2010.

If you want to reside in France more than 90 days per semester :
You must apply for a long stay visa which allows you to remain more than 90 days per semester in France. However, you will not have access to the Schengen area. The long-stay visas are indeed limited to the French territory.
The long-stay visa application is to be made directly at the General Consulate of France in Jeddah, without going through the SolexPlus collection centre, Saturday to Wednesday from 9 am to 12 noon.

Dernière modification : 11/12/2014

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