Visa for a foreign minor child or a minor child under the care of a French national [fr]

This visa is issued to a child who is joining his French parent in France or whose French parent intends to reside in France.

Documents to be provided

Please provide both the original and 2 copies of the documents. All the documents must be submitted in the order below.

The visa section will give you back the original documents.

Document or photocopy missing = incomplete file = high risk of visa refusal.

Long-stay visa

  • 1 identification photo, in colour, recent (less than three months), original in 35 mm X 45 mm format with clear and uniform background. Photo must be affixed to the form;
  • Original passport (and copy of your passport’s identification page). The passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the end of your stay in France. The visa is validated by a self-adhesive label that will be affixed to one of the pages of the passport;
  • Non Canadian citizens : evidence of your regular status in Canada ;
    • a permanent resident card (photocopy must be recto-verso),
      • IMM 1000 not accepted.
    • or a study permit along with a valid Canadian visa (to ensure the return to Canada),
    • or a work permit along with a valid Canadian visa,
    • or a Canadian visitor’s visa if the holder prove residence over three consecutive months in Canada.
  • Evidence of filiation : full copy of the child’s birth certificate or the original of a judgment of adoption plus translation into English or French;
  • Evidence of the parent’s French nationality: valid national identification card or certificate of French citizenship or an exemplified copy of the naturalization or reintegration decree of the parent as a French national;
  • The consent of both parents to the child’s settlement in France;
  • Evidence of the residence of the French parent in France or of his or her intention to reside in France.

If the child is more than 21 years of age :

  • Proof that he is supported by his French parent;
  • Evidence of the child’s personal income, of the French parent’s personal income and housing conditions in France;
  • Evidence of support payments paid by the child’s French parent.

Short-stay visa

  • Evidence of filiation : full copy of the child’s birth certificate or the original of a judgment of adoption plus translation in French or English;


The Consulate reserves the right to require additional supporting evidence. Filing the documents does not systematically guarantee issuance of a visa. You should not leave your present job, sell your property or commit yourself in any way before receiving your visa.

Fees and timeframes

Application fees (non-refundable): the value of €60 in Canadian currency for short-stay visa, payable only by debit card, cash or money orders (exact amount) payable to consulat de France à Montréal.

Processing time for issuing a visa depends on your nationality, even though you are a permanent resident of Canada. Processing time for certain applications is approximately 15 days.

Please consult the following link regarding the Application Processing Time for your information : “Timeframes”.


Attention, you must schedule an appointment in order to submit your application on the Consulate’s website : "Rendez-vous" (in the "Prendre rendez-vous" tab).

Only those persons having their notification to attend will be admitted to the Consulate offices. For security reasons, please be on time.

Before attending, please make sure to bring all the documents indicated on the Consulate Web site required for the issuance of the requested visa.

You must provide all original documents, as well as two photocopies of each document.

To avoid penalizing other applicants, if you must cancel your appointment you are strongly requested to do so via the Consulate’s website : "Rendez-vous" (in the "Revoir son rendez-vous" tab).

Last modified on 12/02/2016

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