Embassy of France in the Philippines Resumed the Issuance of Certain Visas From Today

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Philippines citizens may apply for a visa to France from today, Monday. On 22 June, given that the type of visa that they are asking for belongs to one of the categories for which the visa operations resumed.According to a notice from the Embassy of France in the Philippines, the Embassy has resumed issuing certain categories of visas from today.

The treatment of these types of visas will be given priority:

  • Student/entrance exams (short and long stay)
  • Business (short and long stay)
  • Family-run establishment in France

Our service provider VFS Global (30th Floor, The World Centre, 330 Father Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila) will receive visa applicants in compliance with currently applied to health (wearing of masks, temperature taking, etc),” the notice explains.

However, the Embassy reminds applicants that the grant of a visa does not guarantee the possibility of entering the French territory, such as the input of each traveler is determined by the border restrictions at the date of the trip.

The Embassy also advises visa applicants to ensure that the laws of the Philippine allow them to leave the Philippines on the chosen departure date.

The consular services of the Embassy of France in the Philippines will not be responsible for the case in which the holder of a visa that was issued would be prevented from leaving the territory of the Philippines to the selected date due to the measures adopted by the authorities in the philippines” the press release reads.

Earlier, on 15 June, France has lifted the restrictions to entry for non-essential travel to France for citizens of the European Union and the countries of the Schengen area, with the exception only of Spain and of the former UNION of the nation, the united Kingdom.

On the same date, France has promised not to comply with the european Commission recommendation to gradually and partially lifted the travel restrictions for nationals of third countries, in accordance with the procedures that have been adopted at European level by then.

While last week, the French Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs invited the international students who need to make a trip to France for study purposes to do this, from the 1st of July, the consulates abroad will also start processing the residence permit applications as a priority.

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