Does French Visa need to be applied for in Country of Residence??
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Aug 30, 2012 3:19 AM Last Post By: Rombalina
Aug 24, 2012 5:42 PM
Does French Visa need to be applied for in Country of Residence??Hi there!
I am an Aussie, soon to head off to Europe, wanting to live and work in both France and Italy.
From my understanding of the two, it was only the Italian WHV which needed to be applied for whilst in Australia, therefore I was planning on first applying for the Italian one then the French one after one year in Italy whilst in Europe.
However I recently heard that the French Visa also needs to be applied for in Australia (country of residence) or could this possible be the UK if I make a trip there before applying?
Thanks in advance, any light anyone can shed would be mostly appreciated!!
Aug 24, 2012 8:16 PM
Aug 25, 2012 1:01 AM
Aug 25, 2012 1:29 AM
Aug 25, 2012 6:45 AM
Aug 25, 2012 7:58 AM
5Do you know is it possible to move between the two, if I have both the Italian and French WHV's, I am guessing it would be fine, am thinking that might be my plan :)
In this site http://www.liveworkplay.com.au/visa.html#Italy they say:
"6. Each country issues a working holiday visa once in your life time. So make the most of your time. Most countries allow you to stay for 12 months."
I think it is waste of visa, is you go back and forth between Italy and France. And I am not sure if you can get the working holiday visa to be valid at the same time in both countries. Notice that you can work only in the country where you have the WHV. You can travel as a tourist in other Schengen countries 90 days out of 180 days.
I'd ask the embassy about how to do that as you must anyway make an appointment to apply the visa.
Aug 25, 2012 8:09 AM
Aug 25, 2012 7:27 PM
7Yes I have already made an appontment for my applications for both, so I might just contact the italian consulate (as I cannot contact the french) before and check with them whether this could work.
I am not planning on heading back to Europe after this long stay to work so am not worried about using one of them up, just keeping my options open and experiencing both countires as best I can!
Aug 29, 2012 1:57 AM
8The French Consulate in Sydney have advised that you can't apply for 2 working holiday visas in Schengen countries at the same time. Not sure if the Italian Consulate allow this, but please let us know Rombalina what you find. For interest, the German Consulate in Australia say there is no problem with having 2 visas at once, so it seems to be up to the Consulate or the individual visa officer???
It is possible for Australians to apply for the French Working Holiday Visa outside of Australia in some countries if you have a residence permit greater than 6 months. For example, Australians can apply for the French Working Holiday visa in London if they hold a 2 year Youth Mobility Visa. I have also been advised by other individuals that it is possible in Germany and Spain and also South Africa, but for dual passport holders.
Aug 30, 2012 3:19 AM
9Thanks for your help Craig!
I spoke to the Italian consulate about it and they said it was fine, however where it got tricky was with booking flights into both countries, as well as the required initial accomodation, so I decided to just go with an Italian WHV.
To my understanding I can apply for a Dutch, Norwegian or German WHV whilst over there, so I am thinking I will do that after my one year in Italy! :)
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