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New Visa Application Procedure at the Consulate General of France in Bangalore

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

Appointments can be taken online at http://www.vfs-france.co.in/ or by telephoning the France Visa Call Centre (phone number: +91 022 67866014). The appointment facility is available 24/7 while the phone-in facility is available 0800-1700 hours Monday-Friday.

Applications could also be submitted with prior appointment at the Consulate General of France in Bangalore at the following address:

Consulate General of France in Bangalore

No 21, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore 560052

Tel: +91 80 22141200

Effective 2 May 2012, all first time travelers 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.

Important Notice:

List of Indian Travel Insurance Companies providing Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa Procedure

The Schengen States Consular Representations have approved the following list of Indian Travel Insurance Companies providing Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa procedure:

List of Travel Insurance Companies

Consular Representations of Schengen States also approved specific travel medical insurance policy schemes for corporate and group travels of individual travel insurance companies on this list with 70 years of age as upper limit of appropriate coverage.

Visa Applicants are advised to note that other travel medical insurances issued by Indian Insurance Companies are not accepted for Schengen Visa procedure. However, visa applicants may seek to obtain insurance in any other country where claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen State

NOTE
Visa applicants for a Schengen visa for one or two entries shall prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance to cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment or death, during their stay(s) on the territory of the Schengen States.

Visa applicants for a uniform visa for more than two entries (multiple entries) shall prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance covering the period of their first intended visit. In addition, such applicants shall sign the statement, set out in the application form, declaring that they are aware of the need to be in possession of travel medical insurance for subsequent stays.

The insurance shall be valid throughout the territory of the Schengen States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30 000.

Applicants shall, in principle, take out insurance in their country of residence. Where this is not possible, they shall seek to obtain insurance in any other country. When assessing whether the insurance cover is adequate, consulates shall ascertain whether claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen State.

IMPORTANT NEWS!!!!

Dear Applicants/Representatives/Travel Agents,

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

All Short Term and 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)

WHAT'S NEW?

  • 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 old

  • Special rate (35€) for children between 6 and 12

  • The face must fill 70 to 80 % (top of head to chin) of (color) 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