France Visit or Tourist Visa


Many people are interested in travelling to France but most are not sure about how to get their application process sorted, well, you have just come to the right place. Flydestinations France Visa guide has got you covered.  All the information you will need if you are going to apply for a France visa in Nigeria is loaded in this post. Find below all necessary steps and you will be closer to making your dreams of international travel to the city of love, Paris, and stylish French Riviera city, Beautiful, a reality! Yes! Applying for visa is bliss. 

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Category of visa

There are various categories of visas to France, however, this post focuses on the basic Requirements needed to process a visitor or tourism Visa application to France.

France Visit Visa Requirements

This section contains a list of all requirements needed to successfully process a France visit or tourist visa application:

  • A valid international passport with at least 6 months validity and 3 consecutive blank pages.
  • 2 x passport photographs that meet the Schengen photo requirements 
  • A completed France visa application form
  • Receipt of application submission – you will download this after completing the online application
  • Bank statements from the last 6 months
  • Round-trip flight reservation
  • Proof of hotel reservation
  • Proof of travel insurance 
  • Proof of ties to Nigeria (e.g. marriage certificate, letter of employment etc.)
  • Copies of previous Schengen visas or Visas to other countries(Where applicable)
  • A letter of invitation from a sponsor (Where applicable)
Additional requirements for minors (Below 18 years):
  • Birth Certificates and Immunisation information for Minors below 2.
  • Letters of Parental consent to be issued and signed by both parents or parent not travelling with minor. 
  • Copies of Parents Passports will be required. 

Additional requirements for medical visitors:

  • Medical correspondence letters with Doctors in France showing diagnosis, cost of treatment and competency of Doctor to treat the sickness. 
  • Further medical diagnosis information from Doctors in Nigeria. 
  • Full diagnoses report and scans.

Application fees to France embassy:

  • The amount to be paid is: 80 euros (€), or about 37 455 NAIRA.

Processing time

The application process for a France visitor visa (or Schengen visa for France) often takes between 10-15 working days, however some applications can take up to a month. So, Once you have secured a visa, you will be allowed to stay in France for up to 90 days within a 6-month period.

VFS offers several additional services such as courier, photo booth facility, photocopy facilities, premium lounge access, and SMS notifications. 

If you would like a third party to collect your passport, they will need the VFS Global Approved Letter of Agreement and proof of identity. 

Once your France visa application has been submitted, you will be able to track its progress on the VFS website.

Biometrics collection/submission addresses

VFS Collection Centre in  Lagos:

Admiral Ayinla Way, Lekki-Epe, Manor House Expressway, Plot 110, opposite Treasure Garden, Lagos

Office Hours: 08:00 – 14:00 (Monday to Friday, except declared holidays)

VFS Collection Centre in Abuja:

Sterling Bank Plaza, 3rd floor, Plot 1083, Mohammadu Buhari Way, CBD, Abuja

Office Hours: 08:00 – 15:00 (Monday to Friday, except declared holidays)

How to apply

  • Be Sure of the type of visa you need. 
  • Gather all the necessary documents
  • Create an account on the France-Visas website (Where applicable) 
  • Fill out the online application form
  • Download the completed application and document checklist
  • Make an appointment at a VFS Application Centre
  • Attend your appointment and submit your application at a VFS Application Centre
  • Pay the visa fees
  • Submit biometrics 
  • Wait to be notified by VFS when your passport is ready for collection
  • Collect your passport or wait for it to be couriered
Download your Visa application form here - fill it and scan it to our email for consultation purposes.

Consultation - Be Sure of your Visa approval chances!

Contact our Visa experts on 08100070067 or send us a mail at

Get Expert advice from our Visa consultants. Yes! You can DIY but with guidance from our visa experts. Below are the benefits of our consultation services.

  • Bank Account Audit and Reporting: We will audit your application statement of account to know it will be suitable for the kind of application being made.
  • Letters of Support: We will check your letters and advise on how you should rewrite them to be better suited to your application. 
  • Complete Consultation/Advisory services: We will ask all relevant questions regarding your application and advice on the best approach. 
  • Save Money and Time: Avoid waste of valuable resources on visa applications that lack the merit required to get the visa granted. We scrutinize all applications based on years of experience and make sure every penny spent on a visa yields the desired outcome. 
  • Huge Convenience: We make your life simple by providing you with all the information you need in a specific way to your unique application. 
  • Expertise: We have treated many applications over the years and we have a better understanding of what entry clearance officers want. 
  • Transparency: We provide clear processes and application details that help build reliable travel history for all clients, no forms or contents are hidden. 
  • Privacy: All applications are done confidentially as vital documents relating to finance and social life are kept private. 

Consultation Fee Per Applicant: N15,000 Only per Session.

Pay For A-Z Processing. #100,000 Per  Applicant

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