Student Visa from India to France

Student Visa from India to France Description

  • Long stay visa
    • The National long-stay visa is issued to foreigners who intend to stay in France longer than 90 or 180 days for reasons such as work or study.
    • The purpose of the travel is always boldly stated on the traveler's visa e.g. an Indian going to France for work will have their visa specified as a work visa 
    • The France work visa is issued to those who intend to work in the country. 
    • To be eligible to apply for this visa, you must have been employed by a company in France and meet all the France visa requirements.
    • You are to attach proof of your academic qualification such as grade’s transcription and certificates.
    • Applicants should also bring proof of their proficiency in speaking and writing French.
    • The applicant's employment contract which has been signed by the employer would be requested at the embassy.
    • A cover letter explaining the purpose of your visit to the Schengen country is also required.
    • Note that the embassy might request for more documents than the aforementioned.
    • There should be a signed note from the hiring company stating their intended sponsorship of the employed applicant. 
    • Students who have intentions to study in France are issued a long term student visa.  
    • Students applying to study in France must be over 18 years of age.
    • Note that you will be issued a short-stay visa for a training course not exceeding three months.
    • For a training course exceeding three or six months, you will be issued a temporary long-stay visa and a residence permit.
    • For training or a course exceeding six months, you will be issued a long-stay visa which is equivalent to a residence permit.
    • For the residence permit, applicants would be subject to further formalities on your arrival in France.
    • Foreigners on the temporary long-stay visa can take up part-time jobs in France.   
    • A certificate of recent scholarly achievement (if any) is required.
    • A certificate of bank balance is to be submitted.
    • Applicants need to pay for at least 2 terms of 10 weeks each for an academic year to get the certificate issued and sent of them by the University.

Student Visa from India to France Requirements

  • A complete visa application form (Applicants must complete the right form i.e either the visa form for short stays or the other for long stays).
  • An original passport valid for at a minimum of 3 months and issued within the last 10 years.
  • Two passport-sized photos taken within the last three months and of size 45mm x 35mm.
  • Copies of the applicant's previous visas.
  • A valid travel medical insurance with a coverage of £30,000.
  • Proof of financial means to sustain self in France
  • Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France. 
  • Complete travel itinerary.
  • Certificate of criminal records.
  • Proof of paid visa fee.
  • A cover letter stating the purpose of your visit to France.
  • Proof of civil status in India.  
Validity: 180 days
Processing Time: 5-30 days
Cost: €99.00

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