All applicants 12 years and older must appear in person to submit their applications and biometric data at our branches. However if all of the below conditions apply to you, you do not need to appear in person and you can have a third party submit your application on your behalf.
- You are applying for a short stay Schengen visa
- You have already obtained a previous Schengen visa within the last 59 months (Just under 5 years)
- Your biometric data (fringerprint and photo) have been taken for this previous visa
- You have a copy of your previous Schengen visa, on which the remark VIS appears. Please refer to "How to read my visa".
If all of the above apply, you can use the service of a third party. If you use a third party to submit your application on your behalf, please make sure to add the proxy letter carefully completed and signed by yourself.
Your attention is especially drawn to the fact that your application will be refused if the conditions detailed above are not met.
Please note that this is not a guaranteed process. The French Consulate reserves the right to request new biometric data collection if the biometric data collected in the previous application is not re-usable.