CEA French Student Visa for Study Abroad France


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  • CEA French Student Visa for Study Abroad France

    1. 1. French Student Visa
    2. 2. Get your Passport NOW! <ul><li>You will need a passport: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With at least one completely blank page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That is current for at least 90 days BEYOND the program end date </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check the State Department website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expedite your passport if necessary! </li></ul><ul><li>Sign your passport </li></ul>
    3. 3. Next Steps <ul><li>Check the ‘Procedures’ Document on your MyCEA account </li></ul><ul><li>Find your correct Consulate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List provided at the end of this presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each Consulate has unique rules, and are subject to change every semester </li></ul><ul><li>Consulate websites provide the full list of required documentation </li></ul>
    4. 4. Going to the Consulate <ul><li>Students MUST go to the Consulate in person. No exceptions! </li></ul><ul><li>Students MUST make an appointment to visit the Consulate, unless stated otherwise on the official Consulate website! </li></ul><ul><li>Finish the Campus France process before going to the Consulate </li></ul>
    5. 5. Campus France system <ul><li>Semester and Academic Year students must register with ‘Campus France’: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://usa.campusfrance.org/en/1.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://usa.campusfrance.org/en/campusfrance-usa/b-study-abroad-students-b-124.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use the English version – students typically have a difficult time with the French version </li></ul><ul><li>Students can, and SHOULD, start this process before the ’90 day’ mark </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is best to start early to avoid delays </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Campus France - details <ul><li>By French law, you MUST complete the Campus France process for all programs over 90 days </li></ul><ul><li>Read the instruction document thoroughly! </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out the online forms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use clear, CONCISE answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Abroad students answer only the questions marked with an asterisk (*) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make your résumé uncomplicated </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Campus France – Mailed Items <ul><li>Students must send in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A $60 check to Campus France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Copy of the CEA Acceptance Letter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is the letter a student receives upon acceptance into the CEA program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is not the ‘Proof of Enrollment’ letter </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Campus France - Confirmation <ul><li>Students will receive a confirmation e-mail from Campus France in ‘2 weeks’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is not exact, and can take a little longer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students then print off this e-mail, and bring it to their Consulate appointment along with ALL other necessary documents </li></ul><ul><li>For any technical issues regarding Campus France, do NOT call CEA – Call Campus France </li></ul>
    9. 9. Visa Documents from CEA <ul><li>Look for CEA visa documents in the mail. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 items in 1 envelope: Proof of enrollment letter, proof of lodging, financial guarantee, and proof of insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sent out about 100-90 days before the program begins </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Consulate appointment <ul><li>Again, you MUST make an appointment, and go to the Consulate in person </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to double check all requirements and documents before you go! </li></ul><ul><li>Many Consulates will finish the visa the day of the appointment </li></ul><ul><li>Remember – the Consulate has the final say on ALL required documentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check Consulate websites often! </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Atlanta Consulate <ul><li>Atlanta: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.consulfrance-atlanta.org/spip.php?rubrique =7 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jursidiction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Boston Consulate <ul><li>Boston: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.consulfrance-boston.org/sommaire.php3?id_rubrique=2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jurisdiction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Chicago Consulate <ul><li>Chicago: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.consulfrance-chicago.org/sommaire.php3?id_rubrique=2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jurisdiction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Houston Consulate <ul><li>Houston: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.consulfrance-houston.org/sommaire.php3?id_rubrique=2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jurisdiction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Los Angeles Consulate <ul><li>Los Angeles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.consulfrance-losangeles.org/sommaire.php3?id_rubrique=7 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jurisdiction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Southern California, Southern Nevada </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Miami Consulate <ul><li>Miami: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.consulfrance-miami.org/sommaire.php3?id_rubrique=2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jurisdiction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Florida </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. New Orleans Consulate <ul><li>New Orleans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.consulfrance-nouvelleorleans.org/sommaire.php3?id_rubrique=2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jurisdiction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Louisiana residents now required to go to Houston for visas </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. New York City Consulate <ul><li>New York City: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.consulfrance-newyork.org/sommaire.php3?id_rubrique=7 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jurisdiction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecticut, New Jersey, New York </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. San Francisco Consulate <ul><li>San Francisco: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.consulfrance-sanfrancisco.org/sommaire.php3?id_rubrique=2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jurisdiction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Washington, DC Consulate <ul><li>Washington, DC: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.consulfrance-washington.org/spip.php?rubrique =2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jurisdiction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia </li></ul></ul>