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Sri Lankans ideal choice for a vacation in Europe is France. As most of the world they too like to see the Eiffel tower and the country's beautiful rivers. Tourists from all over the world want to taste the French cuisine and wine. France is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader within the European nations. From 1958, it has constructed a presidential democracy. In the recent years, it reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have made economic integration of Europe, they made together the euro, in January 1999. Today France is at the forefront to develop a better European union.

The French Embassy in Colombo, Srilanka issues following Visas to the selected people only.

  1. Business visa
  2. Tourist visa
  3. Transit visa

Applications for business and tourist/transit visa have to be submitted
20 days before the planned departure.

The Embassy of France in Colombo is having a visa application centre
V.F.S. 367, R.A. De Mel Mawatha (Duplication Road),
Colombo 3,
Sri Lanka.

This centre will provide all information regarding short stay visas to France, Spain and Portugal.

Open Hours

Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 12:00 noon.

V.F.S. will receive short stay visa applicants in order to advise them and facilitate their application. It will schedule appointments to be held at the Embassy.
It will be in charge of returning passports at the end of the visa process.

V.F.S will require a fee of 1.200 LKR plus taxes for its services.

For further information, for visa applicants
call the VFS call centre :
or email to

Appointments for direct submission of visa applications without going through V.F.S. will be available from the website
although in a limited number.

Spouses of European Union nationals, holders of diplomatic/official passports travelling for official purpose and long stay visas applications (students, family reunion, etc) will not be entertained by V.F.S.

They are handled directly by the Embassy.

Embassy Address :
89, Rosmead Place,
Colombo 7
Tel : +94 11 2 69 88 15
Fax : +94 11 2 69 90 39
Web :

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8.30 am to 1.00pm / 2.30 pm to 6pm
Friday: 8.30 am to 1.00 pm

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