Nouvelle traduction : 10. Applying for a French visa in Zambia

The consulate general of France in Johannesburg is the competent department for visa applications from Zambia.

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).

The main steps in applying for a visa

Do I need a visa?

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.

Submit your application

Short stay visas (Schengen visas)

Short stay visas (less than three months) for France, also known as Schengen visas
If you live in Zambia and wish to travel to France for a visit (short stay visa), you must lodge your visa application at the Visa Application Centre in Lusaka. Please contact VFS Global via

Other types of visas

People residing in Zambia who wish to apply for a short stay visa in Overseas departments and regions (DROM) and in the communities and Overseas territories (CTOM) or for a long stay visa in France (longer than three months) are invited to submit their applications to the consulate general of France in Johannesburg.

Last updated on: 28 February 2022