New step to facilitate French visa issuance as Schengen Area implements biometrics in India
To facilitate travel throughout the Schengen Area and help issue long-term visas more easily, France, in line with all the countries of the Schengen Area, will issue biometric visas to Indian citizens with effect from 2nd November 2015.
In this context, the French Embassy in India will offer a large number of 3- or 5-year circulation visas to frequent visitors of France.
Eight new VFS centres have been opened across India, bringing up their number to a total of 14 (Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Mumbai, Puducherry, and Pune), to ensure the best possible proximity to the applicants.
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