France Visa Requirements - Documents, Eligibility & Fees

Indian passport holders who are willing to apply for a France visa can find the necessary visa information on this page. In the following, you can find France visa requirements which mainly include the visa documents and eligibility criteria. General guidelines to be followed at the time of submission of France visa documents are mentioned on the page. For further visa consultation, you can contact BTW Visa Executives.

 

Following is the general list of documents required for France visa for Indians.
  • Passport

      The submitted passport must meet the parameters given below

    • It must have minimun two blank pages for the visa stamp.
    • It must be valid for 6 months ahead of the span of stay.
    • It must be original and genuine.
    • It must not be torn, ripped, split, or damaged in any kind of way.

    One cannot cross international boundries without the passport. It is considered a criminal offense otherwise.

  • Old Passport

      If available, the old passport must also be provided meeting the given criteria

    • If any of the traveler has old passport, it must be submitted along with latest passport.
    • It must be original and in a good condition to access the required information.

    Without the old passport, you cannot get the visa stamp. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Photo

      The photographs must be provided as per the given photo specifications

    • It must be clicked on an all white background.
    • It must be of proper size with dimensions of 35x45 mm (length - 45mm, breadth - 35mm).
    • Two copies to be submitted with general photo guidelines.
    • It must have a matte finish.
    • It must cover face 80% of the frame.
    • It must be a recent photograph.
    • The expressions on the face must be neutral, there must not be any kind of smiling of frowning in the photograph.
    • Any kind of glasses must not be worn in the photograph.
    • The hair must be tied back so that the face is clearly visible.
    • The ears must be visible clearly.
    • It must not have any headgear worn apart from religious reasons.
    • It is to be taken care that your teeth do not show in the photograph.

    Recent pictures are mandatory as old pictures can cause the authorities to reject your application.

  • Air Ticket

      It is an important document and it should be submitted for the given reason

    • The air ticket has to be booked for the complete round trip.
    • It must be confirmed for the complete round trip.

    An air ticket shows your course of travel and confirms your return to the native country.

  • Travel Insurance

      The Travel Insurance issued has to meet the following criteria

    • Cover as per the stay in the Schengen countries area .
    • It must be circulated from the authorized insurance company only.
    • It is better if the insurance is valid for at least 3 to 10 ahead of the date of arrival to India.
    • It must cover the whole trip right from leaving India to returning to India.
    • It must mention the applicant's details as per the passport.

    You are not allowed to travel abroad without a travel insurance. Professional visa consultation is recommended.


This is a common list of documents. For specific purpose visa choose from following:

  • Tourist Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Study Visa
  • Work Visa
  • Visit Visa
  • For detailed information, Please go through France Visa - Definitive Guide

    Eligibility for getting France Visa:

    In order to be eligible to travel to the country on a visa, you will have to meet the following eligibility criteria.

    1. Be a genuine traveller-You must have a valid and good intention behind travelling to the country.

    2. Eligible to bear all expenses -You must possess sufficient funds to support yourself and any dependents throughout the stay.

    3. Reasons to return - You must have strong ties in your home country that will ensure that you will return after your stay.

    4. Be of good character - You must have a clean criminal track record and be of good character. You may have to provide PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) for the same.

    5. Be in good health -You must at least meet the minimum health requirements required by the authorities.

    Visa Fees for France Visa:

    Entry Purpose Stay Duration Validity Fees
    Multiple entry Normal Religious 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Multiple entry Normal Religious 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Multiple entry Normal Business 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Multiple entry Normal Study 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Multiple entry Normal Study 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Multiple entry Normal Work 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Multiple entry Normal Scientist 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Multiple entry Normal Work 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Multiple entry Normal Scientist 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Multiple entry Normal Dependant 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Term Multiple entry Normal Long Term 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Multiple entry Normal Dependant 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Term Multiple entry Normal Long Term 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Multiple entry Normal Business 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Multiple entry Normal Tourist 90 days 3 months 6551.0
    Multiple entry Normal Tourist 90 days 3 months 6551.0

    *Important Note:

    Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to ask for additional documents or personal appearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted, so It's recommonded to get the professional visa consultation. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a special visa interview may result in the rejection of your visa application .

    Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care. However, regulations and requirements are subject to change.

    To know all details like process, eligibility, fees etc. Please refer France Visa

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