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France Schengen Visa Rules, Fees and Requirements for Indian Citizens

Introduction

If you are going to apply for France Schengen Visa from India, read this absolute guide to go through all the requirements and fees for the Indian citizens.

Embassies and Consulate-Generals of France in India

You can submit your France Visa applications in the following diplomatic missions in India:

Embassy of France in New Delhi, Consulate General of France in Bangalore, and Consulate General of France in Mumbai, Consulate General of France in Kolkata, and Consulate General of France in Pondicherry.

Types of France Visas

You can apply for the following types of France Schengen Visa in India:

France Schengen Visa – Tourism

If you are planning to explore the natural and man-made wonders of France, then you will apply for the France Tourism Schengen Visa. If granted, France Tourism Schengen Visa allows its possessor to roam freely in France or any other part of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days.

France Schengen Visa – Medical

If you want to get yourself or any of your siblings treated from France, then you will submit France Medical Schengen Visa application. If granted, France Medical Schengen Visa allows the applicant to remain in France for a period not exceeding than 90 days.

France Schengen Visa – Business

If you want to attend a business meeting in France or want to visit the European country for business purposes, you will submit the France Business Schengen Visa application. Like Tourism and Medical Schengen Visas, France Business Schengen Visa allows itinerant to remain in France legally for a period of 90 days.

France Schengen Visa Requirements for Indian Citizens

For acquiring a France Visa from India, an applicant is required to complete the following set of documents:

A valid travel document or passport. The passport must:

Not been issued period exceeding the ten-year limit.

Passport must contain two empty pages to mark your arrival and departure dates.

A France visa application form. The form must be fully signed and dated.

Document proving that you’re a legal Indian resident.

A passport size photograph.

Bank statement showing transactions of the previous six months.

Roundtrip Flight Reservation for France Visa: Your France Visa application must be accompanied by a roundtrip flight reservation or any other proof of transportation.

flight-reservation-for-visa

Travel health insurance detailing that travel insurance for Schengen Visa offering coverage of 30000 euros of 50000 dollars has been availed and attached. It should cover the cost of repatriation even after death.

Hotel Bookings for Visa Application detailing that you have already paid for accommodation facilities in France.

hotel-booking

Means of subsistence detailing that the applicant has enough financial means to carry himself with ease [i-e without any financial pressure]. The applicant can prove his/her financial stability by attaching any of the following documents:

Credit card

Three-month-old bank statement

Payslips

Employment letter

Traveler’s cheques

For stays up to 5 days

The overall amount is 269.60€ /person and 212.81 /two and more persons.

For stays 6-10 days

The daily amount is 44.93€ /person and 26.33€ /two and more persons.

For stays 11-20 days

The overall amount is 51.64€/person and 25.82€/ two and more persons, plus the daily amount is 36.67€/person and 22.21€/ two and more persons.

For stays over 20 days

The overall amount is 206.58€/person and 118.79€/ two and more persons, plus the daily amount is 27.89€/person and 17,04/ two and more persons.

A sponsorship letter from the citizen of the host nation in which he/she expresses willingness to sponsor the itinerant during the course of the stay in the Schengen Area.

Evidence pertaining to prepaid transport

You will attach a roundtrip flight reservation or proof of transportation

Documentation of socio-professional standing

If you are employed, then you will attach a company reference letter in your application. It must entail info about previously withdrawn salary, joining date, job title, and the vacation period.

If you are self-employed, then you will attach income tax returns, bank statements, and incorporation certificates.

If you are retired, then attach copies of the previous three months.

If you are a student, attach an enrollment certificate issued by France college, school, or varsity.

Besides original documents, you will also submit copies of all the documents.

For tourism:

  • Hotel Bookings
  • Flight Itinerary

For business:

  • Roundtrip Flight Itinerary or One-way flight itinerary.
  • A business invitation from a company or person operating from France.

For the study (less than 90 days):

  • Flight Itinerary
  • Enrollment Letter from France school.

For the study (more than 90 days):

  • Enrollment certificate from a school located in France.

Where to apply for France Visa in India

You can submit your France Schengen Visa applications in the following diplomatic missions in India:

Embassy of France in New Delhi, Consulate General of France in Kolkata, Consulate General of France in Mumbai, Consulate General of France in Bangalore, and Consulate General of France in Pondicherry.

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