< France Visa application procedures>


Register on CELA website + sign up for French test +submit “Application fee” of RMB 1000 + confirm the test time (print out the admission ticket before the exam)

Fill in the pre Visa application form and complete the remaining information after receiving the offer. Remit RMB 1500 to the CELA Center for “Assessment interview registration fee”

Mail the required documents for interview to CELA Center and patiently wait for the interview arrangement after the center confirmed the remittance

Bring all the original documents and go to CELA Center for assessment interview. An “Assessment interview certificate” will be offered after the interview

Wait for the notice from CELA Center to determine when to send the required documents to VISA-FRANCE visa office

Once delivery is completed, wait for the date of visa issue

Bring all the original documents + € 50 visa application fee, and proceed to VISA-FRANCE for the visa interview

Wait for the notice of visa collection on CELA personal website














uangzhou CELA Visa interview center:(in charge of Fujian Province)

Address: 3rd Floor, No. 12, Goods and Materials Building, Beijiaochangheng Road, Guangzhou City  510050

Office hours: From Monday to Friday  9:00am-12:30am ; 13:45pm-17:15pm

Email:  contactcanton@campusfrancechine.org


---After the interview assessment, please leave for French Consulate General in Guangzhou to submit the required materials for student visa application


Address: (Counter No.1, Room 810, No. 339, Guangdong International Hotel Main building, Huanshidong Road, Guangzhou City 510098)

Office hours: From Monday to Friday  15:00pm-16:00pm (Appointment Not Required)


Wuhan CELA Visa interview center:(in charge of Hunan Province)


Address: 3rd Floor, Block A, No. 483, Wuhan French Training Center, Wuhan University sanhuan student apartment, Bayi Road, Wucang Wuhan City, Hunan Province

Office hours: From Monday to Friday 9:00am-12:30am ; 14:00pm-18:00pm


---After the interview, please leave for French Consulate General in Wuhan to submit the visa application, start from the next day (From Monday to Friday 9:00am-12:00am)


Address: Room 1701-1708, No.568, Wuhan New World Trade Tower, Construction Road, Hankou, Wuhan City  430022

Tel: (027) 6579 7900


Unless otherwise specified, please provide the copies of required documents to CELA Center for pre visa application


All the students should provide:


Identity Card/ Passport/ Certificates of major pre-registration in French universities/ Certificates of language pre-registration in French schools (if have)


Students who are enrolled in exchange programs or cooperation agreements should provide:


Certificates of exchange programs or cooperation agreements


For students studying in Chinese universities or the students who have already interrupted education, should provide:


▲ Certificates of College Entrance Examination Results---issued by the Admissions Office of the universities, student name、candidate number、admission ticket number should be specified in the content.

Notarized and translated into French or English


▲Admission Letter of Chinese universities----- Notarized and translated into French or English


▲ College transcript----- Notarized and translated into French or English


▲ Proof of university students or proof of university interruption (based on the situation)


Majors taught in French, should provide:


▲ TEF/TCF transcript(provide admission ticket if haven't attended the exam)


▲ TAGE-MAGE transcript

---Provide the TEF transcript which is valid within one year or TCF transcripts which is valid within two years since the application for pre visa procedures

Please note: TEF or e-tef is valid for 1 year and TCF is valid for 2 years.


Majors taught in English, should provide: IELTS scores (provide admission ticket if haven't attended the exam)


Majors taught in bilingualism, should provide:


▲TEF/TCF transcript (provide admission ticket if haven't attended the exam)

---Provide the TEF transcript which is valid within one year or TCF transcripts which is valid within two years since the application for pre visa procedures

Please note: TEF or e-tef is valid for 1 year and TCF is valid for 2 years


▲IELTS scores (provide admission ticket if haven't attended the exam)


French Consulate General in Guangzhou (VISA-FRANCE) 

Checklist:


Please rank in the following order:


1.“Assessment interview certificate”  issued by CELA Center (original document)


2.  Long-term visa application form x2 (collected from CELA Center or visa office)


3.Passport sized color photograph x 3 (within 6 months, 35mmx 45mm, white background, two photos are attached on the application form)


4.Valid passport + one copy of personal information page


5.One copy of highest degree certificate (high school diploma, or bachelor degree)


6. Evidence of money: “evidence of bank deposit with the student's name” (original document and one copy, total deposits at least above RMB 100,000) Scholarship winners need to provide the certificate of scholarship (should include the total amount and) scholarship duration)


7. One copy of the certificate of pre-registration in French universities or the certificate of registration

Visa fee (not refundable) is 50 Euros, please prepare to pay in cash, approximately RMB 500 or 600 (scholarship winners don't need to pay the visa fee)


<About “Assessment interview Visa”>


★Suggest entering for the pre Visa application as early as possible because of numerous candidates. Registration should be at least two months ahead of schedule.

★Visa French test result is not a must for participating in assessment interview. It is acceptable if the registration of Visa French test is confirmed.

★You need to start re-visa procedures in CELA Center corresponding to your residence

★In Pastel system, residence is confirmed according to the address of “personal information” which determines the designated CELA Center. The designation cannot be modified.

★Assessment interview is not an examination. It is a way for the consultant to understand your study plan and have a further discussion with you.

★Consultant will ask some simple questions about the education background, motivation of studying in France etc in order to evaluate the students’ language level and define why they choose to study abroad and if they can adapt to the western learning environment.

★Once the interview is finished, the consultant will issue a submission and transfer to the French embassy in China for evaluation.


<Payment process>


1.Transfer in all branches of the Bank of China !! Pre Visa application fee is RMB 1500

Full name of account holder: France Embassy's finance Office

Account number: 00205918093001

Deposit bank : Bank of China, Head Office in Beijing

Transfer in all branches of the Bank of China!! Pre Visa application fee is RMB 1500


Note: In the lower-left corner of the transfer form, spell your name and the Pastel registration number (six digits following CN) in PINYIN and specify PPC, for example: WANG Hui CN100235 PPC

(This is very important. If you forget to fill in or fill in incorrectly, the finance office cannot confirm your payment!!)


2.Log in Pastel and fill in the payment statement (Must!!!)


Click the blue title bar “mon dossier“(My document)

Click the blue title bar in the main page “Je paie mes frais CampusFrance” (pay for the pre visa application fee)

Choose “virement” (transfer) (the only acceptable payment method in China)

Click “valider” to confirm

In the new page “Déclarer un paiement” (payment statement), fill in the payment date, “Nom du payeur” (payer). “Références bancaires” (bank account) and “Références du virement” (transfer number) should be filled in as well if you know, otherwise fill in “X” , confirm and click retour (return)

There will be 5-8 day in general when the embassy receives the payment information from the bank (based on the size of the network).