JURISDICTION for France: Residents of ND, SD, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH and WI are prcoessed in Chicago.

France is a Schengen country.

 Visas for France

Below you will find information about obtaining a visa for France. If you have questions at any point in the process, click the  and you will be directed to a pop-up page with more information; close that once your question is answered and proceed.


France requires travelers to present applications for a Visa in person at the Consulate. Please visit the Consulate website for details.

Click HERE for the French Consulate in Chicago website

The French Consulate in Chicago is located at:
205 North Michigan Ave
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL  60601
phone: 312-327-5200

Once you submit your documents in person you can request that American Visa Service be allowed to pick-up the completed Visa. You may need to provide a letter authorizing AVS to pick-up for you. Click for HERE for a template.

If the French Consulate will allow AVS to pick-up your completed Visa, please fill out our Order Form and send it to us for payment and shipping information. We will need this form prior to shipping your Passport to you. AVS charges $50 to pick-up a completed Visa and $35 for Overnight UPS.


American Visa Service - 53 West Jackson - Suite 1226 - Chicago, IL 60604  (312) 922-8860 fax (312)922-7578


Note: Visa documents not in our office by 9:30 a.m. (CST) may be submitted the following business day and/or may be charged additional rush fees to meet a date of departure. We suggest you ship documents by UPS Early AM with signature waived as all other options generally arrive too late for submission. All passport documents will be submitted the day after they are received. AVS is not responsible for deliveries to our office. American Visa Service, Inc. is not responsible for passports lost, delayed or damaged by any government office, Consulate or delivery service. American Visa is not responsible for the websites of other offices nor for problems with those sites. Fees and/or requirements may change with little or no advance notice. All cancelled orders will incur a 10% credit card fee to cover the fees AVS is charged by Visa/MC/Amex to process charges and refunds.