The ambassador designated by the political authorities of France is appointed to the French embassy in any country and will carry out their duties by presenting their credentials to the host country’s officials. Currently, the French ambassador to Iran is Mr. Philippe Thiebaud. France has embassies in most Middle Eastern countries, including Iran. It’s interesting to note that the French embassy in Iran has a history of over 150 years.

Establishing an embassy in any country begins with launching a bilingual website in French and the host country’s language, which includes all contact information, various travel conditions and regulations, as well as conditions for establishing commercial and economic relations with France. If you want information about the French embassy in Iran, the working hours of the French embassy, holidays, and contact methods, this article will cover all the details. So stay tuned with us.

Everything about the French embassy

In general, the French embassy in Tehran comprises four main sections, which we will address in this article:

  1. Political Section: Responsible for monitoring political developments between various countries and France.
  2. Consular Section: Generally deals with individuals who intend to visit this country. This section handles affairs and procedures related to French nationals. For example, if a French citizen wants to participate in elections in their country, they must refer to this section. Additionally, the consular section of the French embassy is responsible for following up on the affairs of non-French nationals who intend to travel to this country.
  3. Economic Section: Engaged in establishing economic and trade relations between the two countries.
  4. Cultural Section: Responsible for promoting and introducing French culture to the people of the host country and encouraging individuals to travel to this country and explore it.

Contact information and address of the French embassy in Tehran:

  • Exact Address: No. 64-66, Nourollah Street, Tehran. The best way to reach the French embassy in Tehran is by going to Ferdowsi Square via BRT lines and metro. From Ferdowsi Square to Nourollah Street, it’s only a 7-minute walk.

  • Website Address:
  • Embassy Phone Number: +98 21 64094000
  • Embassy Fax Numbers: +98 21 64094093, +98 21 64094094


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Working hours and holidays of the French embassy

  • Working Hours: The French embassy in Tehran is open for service from Monday to Friday, from 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM.

  • Official Holidays: The official holidays observed by the French embassy include December 25th (Christmas), January 1st (New Year), May 30th (Ascension of Jesus Christ), August 15th (Assumption of Mary), and November 11th (Armistice of World War I). Additionally, the embassy is closed on official holidays according to the country’s calendar, such as Tasua, Ashura, Nationalization Day of the Oil Industry, etc. The exact dates of holidays for the French embassy in Iran are specified on their website according to the Persian and Gregorian calendars.


Conditions for obtaining a tourist visa for France

Applicants wishing to travel to France can apply for a Schengen visa through two different methods. The most common methods for visa application include personal visits to the consulate of the respective country. However, due to the congestion of French visa applicants, the embassy of France has delegated a significant portion of these tasks to the VFS Global visa application center.

VFS Global acts as the official representative of the French consulate and handles all processes of obtaining a tourist visa for France, including compiling documentation, fingerprinting, and other steps involved in the visa issuance process.



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Validity of a tourist visa for France

A tourist visa for France is suitable for those who intend to travel and visit France. The validity of a tourist visa for France is 3 months, and you must return to your country before the end of this period. Individuals holding this type of visa are not allowed to undertake any employment in France.

Tourists can only avail themselves of medical services in this country. The phrase “DUREE DU SEJOUR / DURATION OF STAY” on the visa indicates the number of days allowed for stay in Schengen member countries. For example, if the French consulate has activated the visa de circulation, it allows you to stay for a maximum of 90 days within a 6-month period.



Documents required for obtaining a tourist visa for France

  1. Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of return from the trip and four blank pages.
  2. Two color photos measuring 3.5 x 4.5 cm, with the face covering 70% of the photo area, taken from the front with the shoulders visible, against a white background, without glasses, and with a clear view of the face.
    • The photo must be different from the passport photo and previous visas.
    • The photo must not be older than 6 months.

Translation of all pages of the passport.

Costs for obtaining a French visa

  • Above 12 years old: 120 euros
  • 6 to 12 years old: 80 euros
  • Under 6 years old: 40 euros
  • Attendance for fingerprinting is not mandatory for individuals under 12 years old.


Financial evidence required for a tourist visa for France

  • Bank statement.
  • Employment contract specifying the salary.
  • Rental income statement.
  • Retirement benefits plan.
  • Financial support letter guaranteeing the coverage of all expenses during the stay.
  • Depending on the purpose of the trip, documents indicating the place of stay during the trip must be provided to the French consulate.
  • Hotel or hostel reservation receipt in France.
  • Acceptance certificate issued by the host for accommodating the visa holder.
  • Presentation of a lease agreement if renting a property during the stay in France.
  • Presentation of property ownership documents in France.


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The stages of obtaining a tourist visa for France

All Schengen visa requests for France are examined and evaluated by the consulate and embassy of this country in Tehran. When you visit the official France-visas website, the first thing that catches your attention is the steps for tracking and applying for a tourist visa for France.

Gathering Applicant’s Initial Information

In this section, simply select the “visa wizard” option. After selecting this option, the system automatically assesses your conditions by asking a series of questions and presents you with the type of visa needed and the steps required to obtain it.

Completing the Visa Application Form

In the second stage, by selecting the “online application form” option, you will enter the section for electronic visa application. You must fill out the form displayed on the page accurately and completely in English.

Booking an Appointment with the French Embassy

In this stage, considering the type of visa you are applying for, you need to send an email requesting an appointment to the consulate address of the French embassy. Depending on the required time for document review and your application for long-term visas (3 months) or short-term visas (2 weeks to 3 months), make arrangements at least 3 months prior to your travel.

Document Submission

After completing the documents, you must appear at the embassy at the specified time. Then, present your documents to the consulate officer. At this stage, the visa issuance fee is collected from you, and tasks such as fingerprinting and obtaining biometric photos are carried out.


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