Visitor Visa from India to France

Visitor Visa from India to France Description

  • Short stay Schengen visa
    • The Schengen short-stay visa is issued to travelers who want to visit France for tourism, business, family visitation or any other short term purpose.
    • The applicant's reason for travel must be clearly stated on the visa stamped in the applicant's visa.
    • Application forms should be filled correctly and with all honesty.
    • You can also fill the France Schengen Visa application form electronically and then print a hard-copy.
    • Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the return date.
    • When you submit your application, your fingerprints will be taken and these will remain valid for 5 years. 
    • Some applicants such as children under the age of 12 do not need to have their fingerprints taken.
    • Travelers on this visa are expected to have at least €14 to spend per day.
    • Applicants are expected to be physically present for submission of the signed application form to the appropriate embassy in India.
    • For accommodation, you can book hotels online.
    • There should be an invitation letter from the applicant's family or friends in France with their address and phone number in case the applicant would be hosted by them.
    • For business applicants, they are to submit an invitation letter from the French company they will be visiting and a detailed address accompanied by the dates of their visit.
    • A letter from your employer in India stating awareness and allowance of your business travel for the duration of your time in the country.
    • If there were previous trade relations between the two companies, proof of such events must be provided
    • The employer or the partner company must state coverage of the applicant’s expenses for the duration of stay in France on the letter of invitation.
    • You are required to provide the original copies of all documents with clear double-sided photocopies at the embassy. You should NOT staple the documents together.
    • If you are self-employed, you should submit proof of business certification such as the Business License and the company's certified bank account statements for the last three months.
    • There should be a detailed itinerary of the applicant's travel and a return ticket to India at the end of the applicant's stay. 
    • Minors traveling on a short-stay visa are expected to have their birth certificate and a signed letter of consent from their parents.
    • They should also have copies of their parents' or guardians' IDs or passports.

Visitor 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: 90 days
Processing Time: 5-30 days
Cost: €60.00

2/50-E Shantipath Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110021 India


(+91) (11) 2419 6100

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