Applying for a French visa [fr]


Visa fee in UGX

Effective 1st February 2020, the Schengen visa fee per application will increase from 60€ to 80€ (from 35€ to 40€ for children aged 6 to 12 years). This change in tariff does not apply to short-stay visas for overseas territories or negotiated tariffs (facilitation agreements). This fee has to be paid in cash and in Ugandan Shillings. The exact price may vary according to the exchange rate.

One appointment for each application

If you want to apply with your family or colleagues, you need to book one appointment per person.

Please visit France-visas to apply for your visa and book an appointment online.

Book your appointment at least four (4) months ahead of your travel date to avoid any inconveniences.

Respect the schedule to guarantee the visa service acess

Respecting the exact time of your appointment, will guarantee your access to the visa service. If you arrive late, you may not have access to the Visa service and may have to book a new appointment online.

A complete application speeds up process and result

Complete applications will be processed in priority. Before applying for your visa, make sure you have all the requested documents.

Applications with missing documents will be processed later and only after being completed. The deadline to bring your missing documents is two open days. Past this time, your application will be considered as uncomplete and will be refused/discontinued.

If you have to complete your file, insert the documents in an envelope to be deposited at the entrance of the Embassy and indicate your name, given name (as per passport) and your receipt number on the envelope.

Forged documents leads to the rejection of the application

The visa service checks the authenticity of the submitted documents. If forged documents are submitted, the visa will automatically be refused and applicant will be negatively registered.

France is in charge of Schengen Visas for Czech Republic, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Sweden

The French Embassy in Uganda is in charge of delivering Schengen visas and only Schengen visas (up to 90 days) for these countries.

Please note that only short stay visa application can be processed by the French Embassy. All kinds of long stay visas (more than 90 days) have to be submitted to the closest National Embassy of the destination country.

You can find in entry "Visa application for countries other than France" the list of requested documents for Schengen Visa application.

The main steps in applying for a visa

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

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).

| 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.

Attention: Visa applicants for a family reunification are now required to book appointment separately. In this case, the visa section should be contacted by e-mail or telephone and your appointment will be made as soon as possible.

Visa application for countries other than France

The Embassy of France in Uganda also issues short-stay visas for the following countries.

  • Spain, Greece, Portugal, Sweden and Czech Republic
  • Togo (visa valid for up to 2 days maximum), Ivory Coast and the Central African Republic.

Please note that only short stay visa application can be processed by the French Embassy. All kinds of long stay visas (more than 90 days) have to be submitted to the closest National Embassy of the destination country.

Visa office closing days | 2021

  • January 26 | LIberation Day
  • February 16 | Janani Luwum Day
  • March 08 | Women’s Day
  • April 08 | Burial of the Speaker of Parliament
  • April 15 | Good Friday
  • April 18 | Easter Monday
  • May 02 | Eid El Filtr
  • May 26 | Ascension Day
  • June 03 | Martyrs Day
  • June 09 | Heroes Day
  • June 06 | Pentecost
  • November 01 | All Saints Day
  • December 26 | Boxing Day

Address and Contact

Embassy of France
P. O. Box 7212 / Kampala - Visa Section
| Tel. (256) (414) 304 526
| Fax. (256) (414) 304 520
| E-mail :
For refugees and their families, please contact:

Dernière modification : 10/06/2022

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