Resumption of visa services [fr]
The Embassy of France to the Philippines will resume the issuance of certain categories of visas starting Monday, June 22, 2020.
The processing of visas in the following categories will first be given priority:
Student/entrance examinations (short and long stay)
Business (short and long stay)
Family establishment in France
As before, visa applications must be filed on the France-Visas website:
Our service provider, VFS Global (30th Floor, The World Center, 330 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila) will receive visa applicants in accordance with currently enforced health guidelines (wearing of masks, taking of temperature, etc.).
The issuance of a visa does not guarantee the possibility of entering French territory, which remains to be determined by the applicable border restrictions on the date of travel. Before applying for a visa, it is recommended to verify whether you are authorized to enter France by consulting the following link: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/coming-to-france/coronavirus-advice-for-foreign-nationals-in-france/
It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that Philippine laws permit them to travel outside the Philippines on the chosen departure date. The consular services of the Embassy of France to the Philippines will not be liable for cases in which the holder of a visa it has issued would be prevented from leaving the Philippine territory on the selected date due to the measures adopted by the Filipino authorities.
You have a Schengen visa issued by the Embassy of France to the Philippines that has not been used due to the COVID-19 crisis. What should you do?
Having an unused visa on one’s passport is without prejudice to the passport holder and does not affect the duration of the authorized stay in a previous travel plan. It is therefore not necessary to request the cancellation of this visa.
Upon the resumption of visa issuance, applicants may benefit from a simplified procedure in which the following requirements shall be submitted:
Application form indicating new travel dates
Travel document containing the issued but unused visa
Proof of cancellation of previous travel
Proof of new travel plans
Proof of updated accommodations (hotel reservation or attestation d’accueil)
Updated travel insurance
Other documents (particularly financial documents) will not be requested from you. Generally, the visa will be issued for the same number of entries and for the same duration as the previous visa. Visa fees will likewise be waived.