Working Holiday Visa in France for Canadians

Chapter 3: Creating your account on France-Visas

Published: 26-02-2019

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Julie

Creating your account on France-Visas

The first step of your visa application is creating your account on France-Visas, the official website for visa applications to France.

On the homepage, click “2. Start your visa application”:

If you don’t already have an account, you must create one. Start by clicking the blue “Access” button.

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On the next page, fill out the fields in the left column with the required information (name, email address and language) to create your account.

If you already have an account, enter your email address and your password to log in directly.

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Shortly after clicking “Create an account,” you will receive two emails from the French government ([email protected]):

  • First email: “Création de votre compte France-Visas / Create your France-Visas account [1/2]” with a temporary password.
  • Second email: “Confirmation de votre adresse email / Confirm your email address [2/2]” with a link to activate your account and a security code.

Click the link in the second email. If you’re still on the account creation page, you can enter the security code provided in the email directly.

Now you have to choose your password. Write it down! You will need it throughout the application process.

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You also have to create a password reminder in case you forget your password and need to reset it. You can provide an answer to the suggested questions or create your own question.

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Once the answer is provided, click “Save.” You can now start the application process.

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6 Comments

Annika
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Does anyone know if you require you need to purchase health insurance for a year during the application phase? Seems odd to purchase health insurance without knowing if you’ll get the visa. Also, I was told that you could apply up until the day you turn 36 (does that mean that this date is from the time you submit the application?)

Brenleigh
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Hi, I have the same question. Just wondering if you ever sorted it out?

Mae
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Hi, does anyone know if I need to have a certificate proving I know French from a university class or something ? I’ve been learning French on online apps and I think I’m pretty good but I don’t have any proof that I’ve learned it in school or know up to a certain amount. Will this hinder my visa application ?

HelloitsJant87
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This is the most frustrating paperwork process. I have spent almost my entire 1 yr of working holiday visa UNEMPLOYED because there’s no CLEAR instructions how to obtain a social security number. I’ve gone to temp agencies(one of them a not so nice person almost laughed in my face 😒 telling me it’s IMPOSSIBLE to be hired without the numéro security sociale) and many places while job hunting and they all REQUIRED a social security # even though I explained and showed documents of my visa AND my external insurance. I also filled out the form and applied for it at CEPA (waited 3+ months) only to be told I am not entitled to one because it’s a VISA VACANCE TRAVAIL. so, this has been many setbacks and tears, don’t get me started with renewing process 😪

Alison
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Hello! Does anyone know if it’s possible to renew the working holiday visa in Canada, aka return to Canada and do a renewal through VFS Global? I’m having trouble finding information about this and it’s impossible to book an appointment at the prefecture right now.

Any info would be very helpful, thanks 🙂

Mica
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Hi Alison, I was wondering if you got an update about this as I am in the same situation. I was on a working holiday then came back a few years later in Vancouver. I’ve been trying to find information about renewal as well and there’s none. I’ve contacted the consulate and they gave me a solid no but the VFS agent in Vancouver said I can renew it over again as long as I’m qualified..

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