Visa Requirements

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  • Original passport valid for at least Six months with minimum 2 blank pages. (face to face)
  • The passport should be issued less than 10 years ago.
  • Two photocopy of Passport photo page and address page of the applicant.
  • Photocopies of all valid US, U.K. and previous Schengen visas.
  • One application form & undertaking form with all columns filled in and 2 recent photographs in the size of 3.5 cms x 4.5 cms with white/light background.
  • All applicants should mention their mobile number on the visa application form.
  • Travel agents authorized by the embassy of france must mention the applicants mobile number on the visa application form and not their own mobile number or travel agency number.
  • Covering letter IN ORIGINAL signed by the applicant. For self-employed/businessman, going on tourist visa, covering letter preferably on company’s letterhead is required
  • Copy of CONFIRMED prepaid hotel reservation OR sponsorship certificate (attestation d’accueil & photo id proof of invitee along with copy of the documents shown to the French town hall (electricity bill, taxes etc.
  • IN ORIGINAL and Photocopy
  • Copy of ITINERARY prepared by the travel agency (for those going on tour)
  • Copy of income tax papers of last  three years, last THREE month bank statement & updated, last 3 months salary slips
  • Photocopy of OVERSEAS medical insurance policy + REPATRIATION, evacuation cover (equivalent to 30,000 euros)Please carry your original insurance for verification at the time of submission of visa application form. **
  • Copy of air ticket or PNR(booking printout).
  • All applicants except first time traveler (traveling first time to a Schengen country) while applying for a French visa will be required to fill visa insurance undertaking form in addition to the visa application form.
  • For minor travelling alone the visa application must include an authorization from both his/her parents to travel alone. The authorization has to be certified by an entitled Indian/Nepalese authority and enclose copy of the parents’ identity.


  • If the minor is travelling with an adult other than his/her parents, this adult has to be legally authorized by the minor’s parents to accompany him/her and take any measure that be needed in case of illness, accident, etc.


  • If the minor is accompanied by only one of his/her parents, the other one should give his/her legal authorization to let her/his child travelling with his/her spouse.


  • For any student under 18, applicants are requested by the French authorities to provide with either a photocopy of certificate from their school or university or any other document as a proof of their enrollment as a student or apprentice.


  • The photocopy of certificate from school or university or any other proof of professional or educative occupation is also requested whenever a young person over 18 is depending on his parents for his/her living expenses.
  • Domestic help at the private service of a foreign national or a French national, accompanying his employer to France for a short stay needs to hold a working permit, like any foreigner going to work, full time or part time, in France.
  • Submission of a contract established between the employee and the employer in accordance with the French Labour law, approved by the DDTEFP( Direction du travail, de l’emploiet de la formation professionnelle) center of the employer’s place of vacation is compulsory for application for a visa.
  • NOC for school, college or Employers is required as a mandatory document. NOC from spouse with a signature proof if any one of the couple is traveling for tourism purpose.
  • Marriage certificate is mandatory for all the applicants who are married if their spouse name is not endorsed in the passport. If someone is not having a marriage certificate (newly married couple) then an affidavit declaring the applicants to be married with their photos pasted on the same should be produced.


  • All child within the age of 18years should provide a copy of birth certificate as a mandatory document.
  • The documents must be arranged in the order given above.
  • *Attestation d’accueil (sponsorship certificate) can be obtained in any city from the local town hall in France.
  • **Please note that original insurance will be seen by the submission officer at the time of submission of visa application form. Online insurance should be certified by the insurance company. Also from 01 November 2007 onwards insurance should cover minimum 30 days even if applicant stay duration in France is less than 30 days.
  • Original passport which should be valid for 06 months from the date of arrival. (Old passport if any.) Passports which are issued within the previous 10 years should not exceed the validity of 10 years. It must have 2 blank pages.
  • Visa Application forms.
  • 2 photographs of 35 X 45 mm with white background and Matte finish, 80% face size.
  • A Covering letter from the company stating name and designation of the applicant and that of the signatory of managerial or executive level and giving brief sketch of applicant’s itinerary, name and address of the company to be visited.
  • An Invitation Letter from French company stating the details of the visit and company profile.
  • Confirmed Hotel Reservation for entire duration of Schengen.
  • Confirm Air ticket.
  • Overseas Travel Insurance
  • Income tax returns / Form 16 for last 3 years.
  • Last 6 months (original) updated Saving Bank Statements with sufficient balance and bank seal & sign.
  • Salary Slips for last 3 months – if employed
  • Business Registration of Indian Company

Note – 

  • For applicants who are working for more than 30 days up to 90 days, the host organization has to get a clearance from the DDTEFP (Direction Departementale du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Formation Professionnelle).
  • Applicants going to France for internship or training purpose or participating in workshops, a document named ‘convention de stage’, validated by the French Authority (DIRECCTE) needs to be provided.





Visa Fees: INR 5939/- pp

Visa Processing Time: 10 – 15 working days

Note – Applicants personally need to go for submission with prior appointment, if he/she is applying for first time to Schengen Country after 2nd November 2015.

It is applicable in case you are traveling to visit your friends/relatives. This visa is given for travel of less than 90 days.


  • « Since July 2013, French authorities have decided to facilitate travel to France for all Indian citizens who have studied in France. From then, all Indian citizens residing in India who have graduated from a French higher education institution subsequently applying for a tourist or business short stay visa for a trip to France, will be given a visa with a long period of validity – up to five years (subject to passport validity date) if the studies in France were at the Master or PhD levels”.
  • The French Embassy, New Delhi reserves the right to ask the applicant to produce original air ticket and insurance if required. Employed applicants to submit a letter from the employer with details of employment and leave.
  • Self-employed applicants to submit proof of business i.e. firm’s registration or partnership deed.
  • Unemployed applicants and students can submit their spouse’s / parent’s financial papers AND a letter of employment or business.
  • All faxes must be photocopied and in A4 size paper.
  • Copy of marriage certificate wherever necessary for e.g. if wife’s passport is in maiden name.
  • Each application must be supported by a copy of the requisite documents. If you have received a fax you must photocopy the same and attach it to your application.
  • No visa will be issued on additional pages.
  • Children must travel on their individual passports.


Note : applicant has to go personally for submission due to bio metric and finger print. It has been started from 02 Nov 2015 and if applicant have been done Bio metric/and finger print in 2016 after February  and the same has been traveled, then only we will submit on behalf  him/her self 



The requirements given are subject to change without notice.

  • The charges quoted above are provisional and subject to change without notice.
  • Documents of visa received before 5:30pm will be processed on the same calender day. All documents received after 05:30pm will be processed on the next working day.
  • It must be noted that grant or refusal of visa is at the sole discretion of the Embassy and IML Travel is neither involved in the process nor is liable or responsible in any manner.
  • The Embassy/ consulate also reserves the right to ask for further documentation / personal appearance at any time during the processing of the application.
  • We will not be liable for the Delay in processing by the Consulate/Embassy.
  • Visa fees/charges are non-refundable of the mostly countries. Whatsoever, the applicant accepts that IML Travel Services is not responsible for any delay in processing or granting or rejection of the visa application by the Embassy

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