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I am new to this forum, so I am not sure what problem you found a solution for, but hopefully it will help me as well. I have been trying for months to get an appointment for a long stay visa application. I understand that the visa will not currently allow me to enter France, but I am optimistic that it will at some point during the next 12 months, and I want to have it in advance.

Any and all suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Obviously, it depends quite a bit on where you are coming from and what your motivation is for coming to France. However the current word on visas for France (from the US) is as follows:

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Effective July 2nd , 2020 the French Consulate will be only accepting the following categories.

However, if you have already previously booked an appointment online and your category is not listed below, you can reschedule your appointment to a later date on the VSF appointment website.

Please note that if you have already booked an appointment for a Long stay Spouse of a French citizen visa, you may still apply.
  • Short and Long Stay Student
  • Short stay spouse of French citizen
  • Short stay spouse of EU/EEA/Swiss - only for transit or meet spouse in France
  • Long Stay Return visa - only for loss or theft of a French residence permit or expiring recepisse
  • Long Stay Passport Talent
Unless you fall into one of those categories, you can't apply for a long stay visa for France. I suspect that will be the case until some of the travel restrictions are lifted - and that may not be for some time for those coming from the US. Even at the best of times, you normally can't apply for a visa more than 3 months or so before your intended date of travel.

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That is what I have seen. I am coming from the US, but I have a home in the south, and in fact spent the entire confinement at my home there. I left in June only because my short-stay visa, even after an extension, was going to expire. The problem is that I want to go back as soon as they open the borders, and may not have enough notice to apply for the long-stay visa before I travel, unless they start issuing visas before they open the borders.

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Glad you did. Would be great to hear what it is rather than deleting your post though! That is why forums are so useful as others can learn from others experiences.

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Glad you did. Would be great to hear what it is rather than deleting your post though! That is why forums are so useful as others can learn from others experiences.
good point

i got a job in france, so we (wife and 2 kids) want to move at the end of the year. we're about to make appointments at the french consulate in sydney, and were getting mixed information on whether all 4 of us need an appointment each, or just me. even on the official page it says every person needs an appointment, but then a paragraph down it says every applicant needs an appointment - since i'm applying for the visa, technically i'm the only applicant...

anyway, once you start the appointment booking process, it becomes clear that everyone, children included, need an appointment.

however, it appears they are now only allowing bookings 2 weeks in advance instead of 2 months. now we are under pressure to look as soon as slots open up, as it seems to be booking out very quickly.

hope that makes sense
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however, it appears they are now only allowing bookings 2 weeks in advance instead of 2 months. now we are under pressure to look as soon as slots open up, as it seems to be booking out very quickly.

hope that makes sense
Oh that is a pain!!!! I hope you manage to get your appointments soon. Good luck dealing with the Sydney embassy!

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good point

i got a job in france, so we (wife and 2 kids) want to move at the end of the year. we're about to make appointments at the french consulate in sydney, and were getting mixed information on whether all 4 of us need an appointment each, or just me. even on the official page it says every person needs an appointment, but then a paragraph down it says every applicant needs an appointment - since i'm applying for the visa, technically i'm the only applicant...

anyway, once you start the appointment booking process, it becomes clear that everyone, children included, need an appointment.

however, it appears they are now only allowing bookings 2 weeks in advance instead of 2 months. now we are under pressure to look as soon as slots open up, as it seems to be booking out very quickly.

hope that makes sense
I trust this is what you found a solution to

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Your future employer should start the visa process for you and include the members of your family, then I think you should get notification from the Sydney consulate to attend. If your employer does not include that your family members are accompanying you, it becomes more complicated, but would require you to initiate a visa appointment for your spouse and children.
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