Last Updated : Sep 4, 2023
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Before you visit the French Visa Application Center, VFS Global in Chicago for a visa appointment, ensure you meet all the requirements. VFS Global (France Division) processes visa applications for quite a few countries, and tends to be crowded. We recommend that you make your appointment as early as possible.
How To Schedule An Appointment for France Schengen Visa at VFS Global in Chicago
Go to France's official website here.
Select 'Make an appointment' for Chicago
Create an account.
It can take up to 24 hours to get an activation email. Be patient!
After activating your account, select 'Schedule Appointment'
Select 'France Visa Application Center-Chicago'
Select Purpose as 'Short stay'
On the next screen, 'Add Customer' and enter your details
After creating your profile, continue to select an appointment
Choose a day & time that works best for you.
Pay 31.5 EUR to confirm.
Download & print the appointment confirmation letter.
After successfully scheduling, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a reference number and your confirmation letter. The waiting time at the France visa application center in Chicago can sometimes be as long as 14 working days.
Where is VFS Global in Chicago located?
142 E Ontario St #1700Chicago, IL60611
How To Schedule An Appointment at VFS Global in Chicago using Atlas in 5 seconds
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What To Bring To Your France Schengen Visa Appointment at VFS Global in Chicago?
At your visa appointment, you will need to provide the following information:
Visa application form: Fill this form.
A valid passport + 2 copies: Make sure it is not expiring within 6 months.
A valid U.S. visa or Green card + 2 copies: with I-94/ I-797 + 1 photocopy.
Photographs: 2 passport-sized photograph with a clear face, light background, and the face occupying about 80% of the photograph.
Draft hotel & flight reservations:.
Bank statements for the last three months: we suggest downloading them from your online banking app or going to a branch.
Copies of any previous Schengen visas.
Travel insurance: coverage of at least EUR 30.000 to support medical emergency, repatriation due to medical reasons, or any other emergency handling during France visit.
Visa Fees: 80 EUR, which can be paid using credit/debit card or cash.
Proof of employment: indicating that you're permitted to go on leave for the duration of your trip.
Proof of address: State ID, Driver's license, or a copy of your lease.
VFS Global (France Division) in Chicago FAQ
Can I go without an appointment?
No, you will not be allowed to enter without a scheduled appointment.
Can I print documents at the VFS Global (France Division) in Chicago?
Yes, you can print at a cost of $1.0 per page as per their official website.
Can I get photographs at VFS Global (France Division) in Chicago?
No. However, you can use Atlas to get those instantly, and pick them up on the way there!
Can I get a receipt at VFS Global (France Division) in Chicago?
Yes, you can request for a receipt.
For any other questions, please email us at email@example.com.