I'm having a hard time finding information about this online. I'm Canadian and I want to apply for a working holiday visa in France. They say that you can only apply up to three months in advance. I want to travel Asia for 4-5 months before arriving in France.

If I apply in June and ask for my visa to start in September but I actually end up arriving in France in November. Will they refuse my entry? Or will my visa only be valid for 10 months instead of the original year because I got there two months late?

Also, if anyone has any personal experience about how long it took them to receive an answer once they went through the application/ interview process, that would be great.

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    I disagree with the close vote here. A working holiday visa is edge case for both Travel and Expatriates. The fact that this question is really about applying for a w.h. visa during an existing walk-about kind of makes it more our edge than Expats... IMHO – CGCampbell Jan 21 '16 at 19:13
  • Did I post this incorrectly? I've never used this forum before. Let me know if I need to change something in order to get an answer. Thanks! – Vanessa Jan 21 '16 at 19:39
  • @Vanessa questions about long-term relocation are supposed to go in expatriates.stackexchange.com. There are often questions that could arguably belong in either place. Since your plans to apply for the visa are complicated by travel plans, there is a "travel" angle even though the working holiday visa itself is probably better suited to "expatriates." If you post this to expats, however, I doubt there will be anyone suggesting it should move to travel, so you might be better off posting it there. – phoog Jan 21 '16 at 19:53
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    I think this is fine here. – DJClayworth Jan 21 '16 at 21:48

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