France: Visa Service Office Closures in Africa

Key Points  

  • France temporarily closes visa application centers in three countries in Africa due to security course 


The government of France temporarily closed visa application centers (VACs) in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger on 29 September 2023. As a result, the French government will not process any visa applications, including student, artist and research visa categories. The government of Mali responded by suspending operations of its visa centers located throughout France. For additional information and government support for French nationals aboard, check here 

What are the Changes?  

The French government announced the temporary closure of its VAC centers in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger due to security concerns.  

Looking Ahead  

Check the government of France’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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