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How to Apply for France Visa

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Type of France Visa

Business/Work visa
A business visa is given to people who want to travel in the country for the business purpose and investment
Tourist visa
A tourist visa is given to people who want to visit the place as a tourist or as a visitor to a relative.
Work visa
A Schengen work visa is given to people who want to work as an employee in the country and work for the betterment of France.
Transit visa
Transit Schengen visa is given to people who travel to Schengen zone for a short period of time. There are two types of Schengen visa - Airport transit visa and transit visa. Airport visa visitors accommodate anywhere except for the transit area whereas transit visa visitors are allowed to reside in Schengen area for maximum 5 days.

Documents Required for France Visa

Documents Required for France Visa
  • Passport
  • Validity - Six months
  • A photocopy of duly filled visa application form
  • Two color photographs
  • Covering letter from the applicant stating the purpose and duration of the visit
  • Original confirmed return/onward air ticket
  • Proof of hotel reservation
  • Original and photocopy of Income Tax Returns and photocopy of pan card
  • Original and photocopy of Investment documents
Mandatory Tourist Visa Documents
  • All specified documents
  • Character certificate from local police of the home country
  • Salary slip for last 6 months
  • Income tax returns for last 3 years
  • Travel insurance
Mandatory Business Visa Documents
  • All specified documents
  • Business registration proof
  • Taxation proof
  • Copy of the invitation from the company
  • Conference/event registration details

FAQs about France Visa

Is there any age criterion to apply for France Tourist visa?
If you are under 18, your tourist visa will only be approved if a NOC from your parents is attached. Otherwise France visa has no age restriction.
Do students have a different visa requirement?
Students who are travelling to France for exams or study are required to show related documents along with details of the place they’ll be studying or giving their exams. Students need to carry NOC letter from parents, photo identity of parents / guardian, (Pan Card/Passport/Driving License) and student ID card
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What is the visa rule for the retired people?
They are needed to show the proof of retirement along with other documents. Book France Visa
Are the visa requirements different for different categories of visa?
Yes, requirements for work, study, business and tourist visa are different. Book France Visa
What if I don't receive my visa in the given time?
If you don't get your visa within the given time frame, it is suggested to track your visa on or get in touch with the visa experts who can communicate with the said authorities for France Visa status.
Does the visa fee vary for different categories or types of visa?
Yes, visa fee for single entry and multiple-entry in France is different. Book France Visa
Is biometric data mandatory for the travellers visiting France?
All Diplomatic and Consular Schengen Missions in India have introduced Visa Information System (VIS). Applicants applying for a Schengen visa will need to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and photograph). This biometric data will be valid for 5 years and the travellers who have already given their biometric once, will not need to come personally for biometric/submission for next 5 years. Children under age of 12 are exempted from this process.
Do I need to carry forex in France?
It is recommended to convert your country’s currency to Euro. You can buy foreign exchange from a reliable company like Thomas Cook.

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