Visa formalities

The first step to visit France would be to obtain a visa and the process is easy.

1. Please click on the link to the official website for visa application to France https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en_US/web/france-visas/welcome-page. Please make sure to apply for the correct category of visa and the finish the process with scheduling your appointment date and time for visa application submission.

2. On completing the visa application process online, please print the application form and complete the visa file with all the appropriate documentation to support your request. On the scheduled appointment date, the file needs to be submitted at VFS office (either in Bangalore or in Hyderabad), please note that biometrics would be asked for hence applicants may be required to be present in person and not represented by a travel agency.

3. The entire visa file is scrutinised at the Consulate General of France in Bangalore who is competent to deliver the visa.

4. Once the visa is processed, passports and necessary relevant documents are returned to VFS who in turn either hand over the passport to applicants coming to their office for collection or courier to applicants having made such a request.

Last modified on 30/12/2019

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