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VISA to France
India and Nepal
Welcome to the web-site for France Visa Application Centres in India and Nepal

This site provides information on procedures applicable to all Indian residents who wish to apply for a visa to travel to France.

Schengen Common Information

For Prospective Applicants
If you wish to apply for a temporary visa to France, kindly read the information on this site carefully. If you follow the guidelines listed on this site, you will be able to submit your documents accurately. This will reduce the chances of your application being rejected due to inadequate or faulty submission of documents.

If You Have Already Applied
If you have already applied for a Visa you can Track Your Application using our visa Application tracker service.

Note : “The Embassy of France in India was informed on 25 October 2014 of a list fixing the territorial competence for issuing visas in various countries or geographical areas through a decree dated 8 October 2014.The Embassy of France in New Delhi and our Consulates General in India will now be able to process visa applications from all parts of India.”

Approved list of Indian travel insurance companies of the consular posts of Schengen states 
Providing travel medical insurances for Schengen visa procedure  -
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Travel Insurance

You can now buy on the spot Travel Insurance from a reputed Insurance company covering services like loss of Baggage, medical emergency, cashless hospitalization, etc. from the French Visa Application Centre*.

Currently, the above service is available at select locations (Delhi / Mumbai / Kolkata)

Dear Applicants/Representatives/Travel Agents,

For Consulate General of France, Mumbai-

For groups:
The groups (at least 10 applications at one time) can be submitted by travel agencies to VFS Global on any working day. All these Group applications will be forwarded by VFS Global to Consulate as per the regular submissions and the Consulate will process them at the earliest. Also, if 2 or more documents are missing in any single application of the group, that application will NOT be accepted at France Visa Application Centre Mumbai.

For all the regular applications, if three or more documents are missing, the application will not be accepted at the France Visa Application Centre, Mumbai. All the documents need to be in the same order as mentioned in the Requisite Documents list.

All the documents need to be in the same order as mentioned in the Requisite Documents list.

This is to bring to your notification that effective 2 January 2013,

All long term and short term Visa fees collected on behalf of the French Consulate Pondicherry at France Visa Application Centers in Chennai and Pondicherry will be accepted as cash only.

Dear Applicants/Representatives/Travel Agents,

This is to bring to your notification that effective 3 December 2012,

All Long Term Visa Applications for France under the Jurisdiction of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala are to be submitted at VFS Global Visa Application Centers in Chennai and Puducherry only.

Appointments would continue to be booked online.

All long term applicants have to be in person during submission at VFS Global France Visa Application Centers.

All applicants having appointment for long term Visa at the French consulate in Pondicherry till the month of November 2012 will be received by the consulate and Applicants with appointment from the month of December 2012 will be received at VFS Global France Visa Application Centers at Chennai or Pondicherry

Effective Monday, 03 October 2011, the Consulate General of France in Bangalore will commence accepting visa applications through VFS Global services

All applicants are requested to note that with effect from 03 October 2011, applicants residing in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh need to apply for visas at the VFS Global office in Bangalore.

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  20 January 2014
Visa Application Center closure...
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France in Delhi
  4 April 2014
The France Visa Application Centre, Delhi will be closed on 10 April 2014 ...
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France in Kolkata
  03 March 2015
Overseas Medical Insurance must be bought from one of the stated Indian insurance companies...
  30 October 2014
All applicants residing in India and Bhutan...
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France in Mumbai
  14 March 2015
Kindly note that the France Visa Application Centre in Goa will remain closed...
  3 December 2014
All applicants residing in India can now apply...
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France in Puducherry
  31 March 2014:
France Visa Application Centre in Chennai and Puducherry
Published on 31 March 2014
  31 October 2013:
French Consulate in Pondicherry represents Lativia
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