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Long stay Visitor Visa for UK Passport holders

As of the 1st of January 2021, british passport holders will need a Long Stay Visa if staying in France or a French Overseas territory for more than 90 days no matter what the reason for travel, be it Business/Tourism/Visiting Family or just staying in your second home in France.

Specific case of second homes owners in France:


  1. if you are spending between 3 to 6 months a year in France, you are not considered as a resident in France and cannot pretend to a ‘Carte de Séjour’ under the withdrawal agreement. You will have to apply for a temporary Long Stay visitor visa ‘VLS-T Visiteur’.

  2. if you spend more than 6 months a year in France, you are then considered as a French resident and must apply for a Long Stay visitor visa (visa de long séjour valant titre de séjour VLS-TS « visiteur »).

See the link here for more information:


Why Use Nexus?

  • Nexus Visas is an Agency that submits applications with TLS Contact for France Schengen Visas.

  • We have access to agency appointments – on-line!

  • We make your Appointment for a France Schengen Visa, send you a Confirmation + Application Pack+ Documents Checklist.

  • You complete the Application and send it back to us, with supporting documents.

  • We thoroughly check all your documents. Copy them and prepare them in the correct order for submission to the Embassy.

  • On the day of the Appointment we go in at 8am to submit your Application (you don’t go with us)

  • Once the Application has been authorised, we pay for it and text you confirmation.

  • Later on that day, between 2:30pm and 3:30pm you go in to TLS to do your Biometrics for your France Schengen Visa.

  • Because we have already submitted your documents, you will not have to queue  and your Biometrics should be done in under 10 minutes!

  • Two days later we go back to collect your Passport + Visa and return it to you.

You are kept updated on the progress of your visa application by text message to your mobile.

Let Nexus save you time and money..

  • You don’t have to wait for a Call Centre to answer!

  • You don’t have to stand in the queue (in cold weather!)

  • You don’t have to spend 2-3 hours going through the process!

  • You don’t have to go back to collect your Passport !

  • You don’t lose money for incomplete or incorrect documents!

  • We can get your visa in 4 days! (see notes above regarding processing times for certain nationalities.)

If you do it yourself!

This entire procedure could take you more than 3 hours! Plus another trip back to collect your visa !!

  • Their call centre is extremely busy and you could be on the phone for around 15-20 minutes to make an appointment.

  • They schedule appointments every half an hour – but they book around 50 people per slot. This means that even though you have a fixed appointment, you could still be in a queue with 49 other people for the same time slot!

So you have to get there a bit earlier than your appointment time. Once you get there you could be in a queue for around 20 minutes or more.

Once you get in you go through a number of processes i.e.


  • A security check,

  • Next you go to the Welcome Desk where they run a quick check on your passport and application form.

  • Then you go to the waiting area, where you wait your turn to submit your documents to a customer service representative.

  • The customer service representative then checks all your documents thoroughly.

  • Next you go to pay for your application – where once again you may have to queue.

  • Then you wait in another queue to do your Biometrics.

  • Two days later you go back to TLS to once again queue up to get your passport and visa back.

The entire process could take 2-3 hours!!

What do I do Next ????

To start the process, simply click on the link below. Complete our on-line booking request, click on submit to return the form to us..



Once the Appointment is made we will send you an email with an Appointment Confirmation + Application Pack + Document Checklist.

Nexus Visa Specialist

Prima Rosa

High Drive

New Malden



Tel: +442035987413

Mark: +447912124119


Visa Application Fees


1. Visa fees


The full amount due must be paid direct to Nexus Visas at least 2 days before your visa appointment date. On the day of the appointment Nexus Visas will pay the Consulate Fee and all the relevant fees direct to TLS Contact.


Please note: Payment of the visa fee and the service fee does not guarantee that a visa will be granted. The visa fee and the service fee are both non-refundable and non-transferable if the visa application is denied by the Consulate-General or if you decide to terminate/withdraw your application.





  • All fees due to the France Consulate and TLS, are calculated in Euros.

  • The France Consulate and TLS Fee may change as a result of currency fluctuation between GPB and Euro

  • The total visa fee is only calculated in GPB and is collectible in GBP.                                                                              

  • The Nexus Visa Fee will always be adjusted to meet these changes, however, the Total Fee Payable will always be   as advertised below.

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