Central African nationals wishing to travel to France or to a member state of the Schengen area must have a visa. They must also be able to present, at the border, the supporting documents relating to the purpose of the stay, means of subsistence and conditions of accommodation. The type of visa required to enter France depends both on the duration and the reasons for the stay envisaged. In all cases, the passport must have a sufficiently long period of validity to cover the stay in the Schengen area.
For some time now, it has been found that obtaining visas has become a lucrative business for the staff of this embassy. A network of forgers was formed with the blessing of former Ambassador Charles Malinas. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has conducted an internal audit aimed at the functioning of the French Embassy in Bangui.
According to our sources, the central administration of the Quai d’Orsay launched this investigation after being alerted, as early as summer 2016 – the date of the installation of the team of the new ambassador Christian Bader, previously in Malabo – The possible existence of questionable practices and in particular of a channel of false visas. Will this open inquiry make it possible to define the outlines of this shameful case for the country of human rights?
WHO WILL LIVE VERRA.