Thursday 27 February 2014, IRIMC hosted Mr.Pierre-André
Lhôte, the Attaché for Scientific, Technical,
and University Cooperation of the French Embassy.
One of the topics mentioned in the proclaimed meeting by Dr. Seyedan was
facilitating the process of France visa appointment for Iranian healthcare
professionals who aim to participate in congresses and short-term educational
courses held in France. It was welcomed by Mr. Lhôte and he expressed his willingness to promote it.
On Sunday 4 May 2014, another meeting was held between Mr. Lhôte & Dr. Naghavi, the Director of IRIMC International Affairs due to
set a protocol for cooperation between IRIMC department of International
Affairs and the Scientific Section of the French Embassy which is as follows:
The scientific section can facilitate the procedures of appointments for visa.
The visa section for the French embassy remains responsible for the final
decision of the visa.
A request of appointment must be sent at least five weeks before the departure.
About three weeks are needed to get an appointment and about two weeks are
needed for the administrative procedure of visa (short term duration).
IRIMC should send the passport copies of visa applicants as well as the
documents that verify a congress or related event would be held on France.
The scientific section would inform IRIMC about the appointments for visa
Iranian health care professionals should meet all of the following criteria
They should be registered by IRIMC
They should aim to participate in congresses & short-term educational
courses held in France
The should be well aware that this procedure does not include their companions
And they should thoroughly follow the process of issuing visa which is
described as follows :
All necessary documents for granting a visa should be submitted to the French
IRIMC would just refer the documents needed for getting appointment to
An assessment of this procedure will be done after six months.
procedure started from first of October 2014
more information please contact us:
Shima Naghavi, Director of International Affairs