The latest update on French Schengen visas is related to the expected high volume of applications due to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. French authorities advise applicants to start their application process as early as possible, ideally up to 6 months in advance of their trip [France-Visas]. This will allow sufficient time to secure an appointment and for the visa application to be processed.

Here’s a summary of other relevant updates:

Visa application process: You can find the latest information on the French government website [France-Visas]. This includes details on required documents, application procedures, and visa types.

Processing times: The general processing time for visa applications is 2 to 15 working days, after being transferred to the Consulate in London. However, delays can occur depending on individual circumstances [France-Visas].

COVID-19: The French visa section and TLScontact application centers are now operating normally, with no specific COVID-19 restrictions mentioned.

Appointment booking delays: Below are some of the main reasons for difficulties booking appointments.

  • France is hosting the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
  • The use of AI computer robots booking slots for  an unjust fee. We strongly advise against this as mistakes can be made and the withdrawal of your application at TLS will be immenent as mistakes cannot be amended. This will ultimately cost you time and waste money.
  • The shear volume of applicants trying to book appointments for French Schengen Visas.

Remember, it’s always best to consult the official French government website [France-Visas] for the most up-to-date information on French Schengen visas.

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