Are you a foreign resident outside of France and wishing to obtain a tourist short-stay visa? MALEKIAN Law Firm can assist you with the application process or contestation of visa rejection before the CRRV and, if necessary, before the Administrative Tribunal of Nantes.
What is a short-stay visa?
A short-stay visa allows the holder to travel to France for a period of less than three months without the possibility of engaging in any professional activities. Foreign residents outside of France can apply for this visa through the French consular authorities in their country of residence.
What are the requirements for a short-stay visa application?
- Provide evidence of a guarantee of return to their country of residence before the end of the visa’s validity period.
- Proof of financial resources (bank statements, savings accounts, salary slips, professional card, business license, trade register, tax return, pension statement, proof of receipt of real estate or bank interest income).
- Medical coverage for the duration of their stay in France.
- Proof of accommodation in France.
What are the reasons for short-stay visa rejection?
The consular authority may refuse a short-stay visa application. Examples include:
- Non-authenticity of civil status documents provided by the applicant (e.g., errors or omissions on the document).
- Non-compliance with specific visa requirements.
- Threat to public order (e.g., if the applicant has been convicted in France).
How to contest a short-stay visa rejection?
Appeals against the refusal of a tourist short-stay visa can be made at two levels: administrative and/or legal recourse before the competent administrative tribunal.