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Important Notice :

All applicants applying for Long Term Visa at the Embassy of France, should now submit their applications at VFS Center between 0900HRS to 1600HRS.

In lieu of Good Friday, Visa Application Center New Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh and Jaipur will be open on 14 April, 2017.

Attention Visa applicants

Visa applicants are hereby informed that duly completed applications may be submitted three months onward prior to the confirmed travel date. As applications peak during the months of April through July, it is advisable to apply well in advance. This will help towards the smooth organization of your trip to France.

Premium Service Lounge (Optional)

The VFS Premium Service Lounge facility is available at the Joint Visa Application Centre in Mumbai. The Premium Lounge Service includes:

  • Separate lounge with personalized service by dedicated staff
  • Refreshments
  • Faster submission of applications at the visa application centre
  • Courier return of passport
  • SMS alert on the status of your application
  • Photo booth and photo copying service of your documents
Important note: Your visa application will be processed and decided by The French Embassy, New Delhi. Use of the Premium Service Lounge does not affect the processing time of your application. All applicants will be required to follow the instructions on applying for a visa, which can be found on the ‘Home Page’ on this website.

What does it cost?

Revised Premium Lounge fees Effective from 01 November 2016
The Premium Service Lounge facility costs Rs. 2000 (inclusive of taxes) per application. This charge is in addition to the visa application fee.

How do I book?

New Visa Application Procedure at the Embassy of France in New Delhi

All applicants residing in India can now apply at any France Visa Application Centre in India (Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Pondicherry, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa, Hyderabad and Cochin) effective 30 October 2014.

The Embassy of France, New Delhi is pleased to introduce a new facility to meet the ever-increasing demand for French Visa among Indians. It is our constant effort to provide greater comfort and convenience to our visa applicants, applicants can also apply at the below mentioned France Visa Application Centers:

  • France Visa Application Center in Chandigarh
  • France Visa Application Center in Jaipur
  • France Visa Application Center in Jalandhar

SCHENGEN visa has to be obtained from the Consulate of the country where the MAIN PURPOSE OF TRAVEL lies., Switzerland has also joined the Schengen treaty making it a total of 25.

The list of Schengen countries are as follows:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Note: In case of travel to multiple Schengen countries, please make your application to the Embassy where you will be staying for the maximum number of days.

Submission of Visa application can be done by the following:

1) Applicant himself.
2) Travel Agents.

Please note that for any submission of passport/s to VFS, an applicant/representative has to necessarily carry a copy of the identification (passport or a driving license or PAN card or voter-identity card).The photocopy of the identification will have to be attached to the file at the time of its submission. In case a representative is coming to submit the application or collection of passport he needs to carry a photo id of himself and a proof establishing his relationship with the applicant and an authority letter from the applicant. In case the representative is from company the authority letter should be on company letter head and the representative should also be holding photo ID card issued by company

In case the passport is submitted by a travel agency in addition to the above-mentioned procedure, complete address of the travel agency, the name of the managing director, his phone, mobile numbers and e-mail address would also have to be provided.

Collection of Passport

The Embassy of France has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s) from VFS Visa Application Centre. With effect from 08 December 2014, third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:

  • Immediate Family Member (i.e. Parents, Children, Siblings)
  • One member of a group collecting for the entire group

Source: www.vfs-france.co.in