Apply ForVISA to France
The Consulate General of France, Bangalore 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.
France Visa application centre at Bangalore
The French Consulate, Bangalore is pleased to announce the opening of their Visa
Application Centre operated by VFS Global Services Private Limited in Bangalore
effective 3rd October 2011.
It is reminded that applications for Schengen Visa or France National visa can be submitted at VFS
Prestige Atrium, No 1, Central Street
Bangalore - 560001
Effective 2 May 2012, All first time travellers applying for their visa at the Consulate General of France Bangalore should appear for an interview at the Consulate the very next working day, after submitting visa application with mandatory documents at VFS.
Schengen visa has to be obtained from the Consulate of the country where the MAIN PURPOSE OF TRAVEL lies. Therefore, please check your travel plans before making your application to the French Consulate. In case of travel to multiple Schengen countries, please make your application to the Consulate of Schengen state where you will be staying for the maximum number of days.
Dear Applicants/Representatives/Travel Agents,
This is to bring to your notification that effective 2 January 2013,
All Long Term Visa Applications for France under the Jurisdiction of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are to be submitted at VFS Visa Application Center in Bangalore
Appointments would continue to be booked online.
SCHENGEN VISA COMMUNITY CHARTER
(Implemented as on 5th April 2010)
No more Transit (5 days) Visa: Short Stay Visa (max. 90 days) becomes the norm
Processing time: 3 calendar days, extendable to 15 days
if additional enquiries are needed
New Application Form (downloadable from our site)
Traveler’s passport must contain 2 empty pages
Passport must be less than 10 years
Special rate (35€) for children between 6 and 12
- The face must fill 70 to 80 % (top of head to chin) of (colour) photograph (i.e. 31,5 to 36mm for a 35x45 mm picture)
WHAT DOES NOT CHANGE?
List of required documents
Airport Transit Visa for Indian Nationals
Visa fees (except above category)
territorial competence strictly limited to residents Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
- PLEASE NOTE
- FIRST TIME TRAVELLERS TO SCHENGEN, PERSON WHO IS NOT TRAVELED LAST 24 MONTHS TO SCHENGEN, ONE WHO IS NOT UTILISED LAST SCHENGEN VISA NEEDS TO ATTEND INTERVIEW AT THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE BANGALORE.
- CURRENT AND OLD PASSPORT COPY FIRST AND LAST PAGE, ANY OLD SCHENGEN ,UK AND USA VISA COPIES ISSUED WITH IN LAST FIVE YEARS ARE MANDATORY DOCUMENTS