General Information

- Ideal period to apply for a visa

Visa application can be submitted within 3 months before the trip or within 3 months before the expiration of your previous circulation visa.
Do not wait for peak season. Currently, the delay for obtaining an appointment is 24 hours.

- Facilitation of visa submission in Saudi Arabia

The French government aims at promoting Saudi tourism in France, and has taken a step in that purpose.

Previously, visa applicants were applying at the Visa application center of their place of residence. For example, a resident from Riyadh could not apply in Jeddah. Indeed, the Embassy of France in Riyadh and Consulate General of France in Jeddah were processing respectively the applications from the Western and the Eastern parts of the KSA.

Beginning 1st May, 2014, all visa applicants living in Saudi Arabia, regardless of their nationality and irrespective of the region they live in, can apply at any visa application center (Jeddah, Riyadh and Al-Khobar).

- Biometrics

For information about biometrics, click here :

- Fees

For information about fees, click here :

Dernière modification : 12/03/2017

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