Duration: 12 months (only 4 months for Russian nationals)
Cost of the visa: Application fees vary from one nationality to another:
The WHP is free for nationals of the following countries: Argentina, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, Japan, and Russia.
For Australian, Chilean, Hong Kong, Mexican, New Zealand, Taiwanese and Uruguayan nationals, there is a charge of 99 euros.
For citizens of Argentina, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, Japan, and Russia, the French WHP is free.
It varies from one embassy to another. Japanese or Argentinean nationals will be granted their visa within 5 days, but it can take up to 6 weeks for Hong Kong citizens.
To find out more, contact your local French consulate.