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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Thecassanova: 4:52pm On Jan 02
Guys, I have a question. I will be going to France for a 6 months study exchange programme. I was issued a long stay visa, was told it's equivalent to a residency permit once validated after 3 months by OFII.

Can I apply for a visit to the UK from France? I can only visit Schengen countries with the Visa. Or I must apply from my country of residence? I currently reside permanently in SA.

How best should I approach this? Thanks.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Cyberknight: 7:58pm On Jan 02
Thecassanova:
Guys, I have a question. I will be going to France for a 6 months study exchange programme. I was issued a long stay visa, was told it's equivalent to a residency permit once validated after 3 months by OFII.

Can I apply for a visit to the UK from France? I can only visit Schengen countries with the Visa. Or I must apply from my country of residence? I currently reside permanently in SA.

How best should I approach this? Thanks.


Yes, you can.

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Thecassanova: 8:51pm On Jan 02
Cyberknight:


Yes, you can.
You mean Apply from France?
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Cyberknight: 9:12pm On Jan 02
Thecassanova:

You mean Apply from France?

Yes, for as long as you are resident there.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Thecassanova: 12:10pm On Jan 03
Cyberknight:


Yes, for as long as you are resident there.
Thank you.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tolani4real: 7:08pm On Jan 04
Where can I get travel insurance?

Someone talking about Zenith insurance company. Can I buy my travel insurance here?

My wife is planning to travel for 10 days if her visa approved
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by davide470(m): 1:49pm On Jan 05
tolani4real:
Where can I get travel insurance?

Someone talking about Zenith insurance company. Can I buy my travel insurance here?

My wife is planning to travel for 10 days if her visa approved
You can use AIICO or SAHAM UNITRUST

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tolani4real: 3:21pm On Jan 05
davide470:
You can use AIICO or SAHAM UNITRUST

Thanks
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Christycode: 8:47pm On Jan 05
Planning to go to the French embassy in Abuja to apply for admission(undergraduate), please what are the documents I need to apply for it and what's the fee involved.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Christycode: 8:49pm On Jan 05
do I need to take the delf before applying, what documents should I go to abuja with and what's involved
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Desore: 12:43am On Jan 07
Desore:


Thank you for your response.
Happy New Year.
We didn't go to UAE together. Hope that won't be an issue.

@OmoBendel24 @OmoBendel24
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Christycode: 5:13am On Jan 07
Christycode:
Planning to go to the French embassy in Abuja to apply for admission(undergraduate), please what are the documents I need to apply for it and what's the fee involved.

please somebody reply me
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by kunzzy4me(m): 7:35am On Jan 07
Christycode:


please somebody reply me
(S )make your research from Google... Best of luck
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by OmoBendel24: 10:03am On Jan 07
Desore:


@OmoBendel24 @OmoBendel24

Not an issue. Only would have added some advantage to your application....
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by ogedozie: 1:56pm On Jan 07
Christycode:


please somebody reply me

There is a new platform called parcoursup, it's specifically for undergraduate. All you have to do is inquire from your school if you need to apply for an admission through this platform or you can search for it on Google for more info.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Ladeeey: 8:43am On Jan 08
Goodmorning everyone, pls is there a forum for student intending to study in France?
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Gewezzy1(f): 4:28pm On Jan 10
Please how do i begin the process of applying to France universities
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Harzontorh: 6:09pm On Jan 10
tolani4real:
Where can I get travel insurance?

Someone talking about Zenith insurance company. Can I buy my travel insurance here?

My wife is planning to travel for 10 days if her visa approved

USE IGI OR AIICO THEY ARE AMONG THE CHEAPEST AND COVERS THE REQUIRMENTS
PM ME I CAN DIRECT YOU
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Harzontorh: 6:11pm On Jan 10
Christycode:
do I need to take the delf before applying, what documents should I go to abuja with and what's involved

Why would you need DELF, are you applying for a programme taught in french? If not, you don't
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Harzontorh: 6:16pm On Jan 10
ogedozie:


There is a new platform called parcoursup, it's specifically for undergraduate. All you have to do is inquire from your school if you need to apply for an admission through this platform or you can search for it on Google for more info.

The Parcousup is the replacement of the old admission system called ' admision post-bac'.
Its meant for prospective students who hold A French Nationality. Not for international mobilities.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by lionlee216(m): 6:26pm On Jan 10
I started reading from page 50 and had learnt quite a few.

My questions

1. Those that travel to France, and visit other countries too. When it is time to travel back, will you have to return to france to board a flight to Nigeria or what?

2. Which embassy is the best to apply for a visit/tourist visa as it relates to schengen visa.

Thank you
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by ogedozie: 8:38pm On Jan 10
Harzontorh:


The Parcousup is the replacement of the old admission system called ' admision post-bac'.
Its meant for prospective students who hold A French Nationality. Not for international mobilities.

I wasn't too sure, I only stated my observation.
Thanks for the clarification
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Gewezzy1(f): 9:45pm On Jan 10
Please house, how do i begin the process of applying for the France tourist visa
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Christycode: 12:38pm On Jan 11
Harzontorh:


Why would you need DELF, are you applying for a programme taught in french? If not, you don't

yes I am applying for a program taught in french
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Gewezzy1(f): 6:40pm On Jan 11
Please can anyone help with affordable University's in France that have English courses will appreciate
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Timo95: 2:42pm On Jan 12
Gewezzy1:
Please how do i begin the process of applying to France universities
Through Campus France
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by youngprince111(m): 6:20pm On Jan 12
Gud Day Bro, plz I like 2 know if I will inform the France embassy that I will also be visiting another shengen country in my cover letter, I want 2 start my application by ending of January to travel for Easter in April and I will like 2 visit Germany, I plan 2 spend 4days in Paris and 3days in Munich Germany.i will really appreciate ur prompt response. Thnks.quote author=Fekeri post=74009224]Don’t forget to add a cover letter explaining the reason for your travel and all the places you would visit in each of the days. Sure it will fly. [/quote]
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by hageebola101: 3:38am On Jan 14
Will like to visit Paris for a 5 day vacation visit on the 16th of feb I currently have a UK valid visa which will expire by 30th of February what is my chance of getting a visa plus I have been to Dubai,SA and kenya

Also can I go and submit my application now as I have already filled the online form but thinking it too early
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Cyberknight: 4:42am On Jan 14
hageebola101:
Will like to visit Paris for a 5 day vacation visit on the 16th of feb I currently have a UK valid visa which will expire by 30th of February what is my chance of getting a visa plus I have been to Dubai,SA and kenya

Also can I go and submit my application now as I have already filled the online form but thinking it too early

It's not too early to apply for a visa - you can do that up to 90 days before your date of travel - it is actually almost getting quite late for you to do so, as there are about 20 working days between today and your planned travel date, so you'd better expedite the process.

As for your chances, no-one can predict them as there are many factors involved in a visa grant and that's not within our purview. However, since you already have a UK visa, it is assumed you are familiar with the western countries' visa policies and requirements, so you should apply at least the same procedures and expertise you used in acquiring your UK visa to the French one.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by lionlee216(m): 4:59am On Jan 14
lionlee216:
I started reading from page 50 and had learnt quite a few.

My questions

1. Those that travel to France, and visit other countries too. When it is time to travel back, will you have to return to france to board a flight to Nigeria or what?

2. Which embassy is the best to apply for a visit/tourist visa as it relates to schengen visa.

Thank you

Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Cyberknight: 5:27am On Jan 14
[quote author=lionlee216 post=74739837][/quote]

If you receive a Schengen visa from France, that means France must be your only or main destination on the itinerary you gave the embassy.

You can enter the Schengen zone through any Schengen country, but you must have proof (booked tickets) of an onward trip to France if you enter through any country other than France. You also do not necessarily have to leave through France back home. In other words, you can for instance fly Lufthansa to Germany, enter the Schengen zone through Frankfurt, spend some days there and move on to France from there to carry out the main purpose of your trip, then visit any other countries you like within the terms of your visa, and leave again.

Now here's the important part. You can do what is stated above. However, it works best if you don't give the immigration people reason to ask questions, especially if you are carrying our valueless Nigerian passport. The green passport is a red flag.

a) If you are flying a European airline that transits through Europe (such as Lufthansa, KLM or Air France from Nigeria), then it's OK if you enter through Frankfurt or Amsterdam instead of Paris as long as your ticket indicates that France is your first destination.

b) If you are not flying a European airline and are transiting through a non-Schengen country (e.g. taking Emirates and transiting through Dubai or transiting through Istanbul with Turkish Airlines) or are taking a direct flight to the Schengen area country, my advice to you would be to still enter the Schengen area through France, then move on to your other Schengen destination(s) from there, and exit the Schengen area again through France.

And also obey the rules of the Schengen visa and ensure that France is indeed your main destination in case you come back seeking another Schengen visa next time.

As for liberal embassies, I think you can try Spain, but as always, draw up a coherent itinerary.

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Tojued: 4:01pm On Jan 14
Good afternoon all.

Please I'm sorry if i'm asking a stupid question but don't know where to start search from.

I live in Benin City, can i apply for French visa at VFS Abuja?

Thanks in advance

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