Get a visa
Visa applicants are hereby informed that duly completed applications may be submitted three months onward prior to the confirmed travel date. As applications peak during the months of April through July, it is advisable to apply well in advance. This will help towards the smooth organisation of your trip to France.
Depending on its duration and purpose, each stay matches a specific visa.
This table will help you identify the visa that matches your situation.
Short-stay or “Schengen” visas allow holders to move freely in countries in the Schengen Area for stays not exceeding 90 days per period of 6 months from your first entry to the Schengen Area. Schengen visas may be issued for one or several entries. This type of visa is generally issued for tourism, business travel, family visits.
Long-stay visas are issued for stays exceeding 3 months. The main reasons for issuing this type of visa are study, work and family reunion.
- Submitting your visa application
- Paying visa application processing fees
- The different types of visa
- Important information before submitting your application
- Useful Information
- Changes in Schengen visa application process from 2nd November 2015
- Visa Information System leaflet
- General Presentation on Schengen Visa by EU
- Visa section email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visas: apply in advance!
- Schengen states implement biometrics in India
- Key announcements for Indian tourists headed for France
- Visa applications in India: waiver of geographical restrictions
- Visas within 48 hours as of 1/1/2015
- Short-stay visa waiver for Indian tourists visiting the French Island of Reunion
- Update for visa applicants from Nepal
- 5 year Visa to France for alumni of French higher education institutions
- List of approved insurance companies