Visa appointment booking with the visa section

1/ Type of visas delivered
The visa section of the Embassy of France in Zimbabwe issues short and long-stay visas to France. The visa section also issues:
- Schengen (short-stay) visas for Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Iceland and Switzerland (until 31st of December 2023). This representation does not apply to long-stay visas ;.
- and short-stay visas for Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Djibouti, Gabon, Mauritania and Togo.

Please note that the visa section of the French Embassy does not issue emergency or fast track visas.

The processing time for short-stay visas under normal circumstances is between 8 to 10 full working days for Zimbabwean passport holders, but that time frame could be extended under certain circumstances. This processing time could also be extended for Foreign Nationals other than Zimbabweans.

2/ Visas appointments
Members of the public are advised that appointment bookings are now to be made online via the following link, and no longer by e-mail:

If you cannot attend your appointment, we urge you to cancel it online, in order to make it available to other applicants.
Only group bookings appointments (for professional purposes and a group having at least 5 people) and student visa application (long term visas for France) bookings can be sent by e-mail to the visa section:

We recommend you to book your appointment at least one month before departure.
General queries on visa issues can also be addressed to the visa section by e-mail.

Please be reminded that all incomplete files will be rejected and that applicants have to come with a completed application form and all supporting documents. Visit the “Applying for a visa” section of our website ( to get the list of the supporting documents that you will have to submit.

Documents that are neither in French or English should be submitted with a translation.

Last update 10/11/2023

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