How to Fill-in the Short-stay Visa Application Form



1 Overview

puceoupas The short-stay visa application form bears the reference “cerfa No. -14076*01” (do not use outdated forms bearing the reference “cerfa No. -12160*01”);
puceoupas You may use either an original form, or a legible photocopy of a form, or a copy downloaded from the Internet;
puceoupas You must write legibly;
puceoupas You must sign the form;
puceoupas Any false statements will result in your visa being refused;
puceoupas Addresses in France must specify: the number, street name, city, and postal code.

2 By Section

No.DesignationHow to Fill-in the Section?
1 Last Name Write your name as indicated on your passport (do not add the words “married name” and the name of your husband)
2 Birth Name Write the name you had at your birth if different than the one indicated in section 1.
3 First Name(s) Write your first name(s) as indicated on your passport
4 Date of Birth Write your date of birth in day-month-year order
5 Place of Birth Write your place of birth as indicated on your passport
6 Country of Birth Add the name of the country, even if it is not specified on the passport
7 Current Nationality Nationality at Birth In principle, write your passport’s nationality, and, where appropriate, your nationality at birth if different
8 Gender Check the box corresponding to your gender
9 Civil Status Check the box corresponding to your legal marital status For a common-law marriage, please check “Other” and write “common-law marriage” For a PACS [French civil union contract] with a French national, please check “Other“ and write “PACS”
10 Minors Write the full name, address, and nationality of the person holding parental authority or legal guardianship
11 National Identity Number Write your national identity number, if applicable
12 Travel Document Type Specify the type of travel document
13 Travel Document Number Write the number
14 Issue Date Write the date your passport was issued (not the extension date)
15 Expiration Date Write the date as indicated in your passport, taking into account any extension
16 Issued By: Specify the authority that issued the passport and the place of issue
17 Home Address and E-mail Address Telephone Number Write the mailing address specifying whether it is your personal mailbox or that of another person or company (in this case, write the name of the mailbox owner). Write your landline and mobile telephone numbers in your country of residence and, where appropriate, in the country where you are submitting your visa application
18 Residence in Another Country Specify whether you live in a country other than your current nationality, stating, if you answer yes, the number of your residence permit and its expiration date
19 Current Occupation In principle, write the occupation indicated on the passport; if you indicate a different occupation, please write a short explanation, for example: “professor (former student)” or “retired (former sales manager)”. If you have no occupation, write “no occupation”
20 Employer or Educational Institution Write the name of the organization (firm, public service, educational institution) where you work and its contact information
21 The Main Purpose for Your Trip Check the corresponding box
22 Destination Member State Write the name of the country that is your primary destination (in principle, France). If it is a French overseas department (DROM) or territory (CTOM), write “France” and the name of the DROM or CTOM.
23 First Entry Member State Specify the country where you will be entering the Schengen area
24 Number of Entries Requested Check the box corresponding to your desired number of entries
25 Length of Stay Write the duration corresponding to your desired length of stay
26 Schengen Visas Issued during the Last 3 Years Specify the number of visas that you have obtained to enter the Schengen area during the last 3 years.
27 Fingerprints… Check the corresponding box. If your fingerprints have already been taken for a visa application, indicate the date.
28 Entry Permit for Your Final Destination Country, If Applicable Write the number and validity dates for your visa at your final destination, if this country is outside the Schengen area.
29 Arrival Date Write your expected arrival date in the “Schengen area”
30 Departure Date Write your departure date from the “Schengen area”
31 Inviting Person’s Name... Write the name of the person who invited you, or the contact information for a hotel, specifying all the details (telephone and fax)
32 Host Organization / Firm Name and Address Write the name and address of the firm or organization that invited you (telephone and fax) and the contact information for your contact person in the firm
33 Travel and Living Expenses During Your Stay Are Covered by? Check the corresponding box (you may check several boxes)
34 Personal Information Regarding a Family Member who is a European Union, EEA, or Swiss National Write the full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, and relationship only if you are the dependent spouse, child, father, or mother of a person who is a citizen of another State of the European Union.
35 Relationship… Check the corresponding box if you are family member of a European Union, EEA, or Swiss national
36 Date and Location Write the place and date where you are filling-in the form, even if this date is different than the day you are going to the visa service
37 Signature The visa applicant must sign and not another person. If the visa applicant is a minor (under 18), the application must be signed by a person having parental authority and their relationship should be included in parentheses (father, mother, guardian). If the visa applicant cannot sign, a cross may be used.