Communiqué: Holders of valid Schengen visas can still enter France

The Embassy of France to the Republic of South Africa and French Consulates in Johannesburg and Cape Town categorically deny the information published on the web according to which France has stopped issuing Schengen visas in order to replace them by national visas. This information is false and totally unfounded. Holders of valid Schengen visas can still enter France.

The French Consulates in South Africa and their external service provider, Capago, still process Schengen visa applications, in particular of South African citizens, within a timeframe of 48 hours as instructed by the French Authorities. The inconveniences which visitors travelling to France may face are the reinforced controls at the borders implemented for security reasons.

publié le 18/11/2015

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