CONTACT DETAILS

“Wockhardt Tower” 5th Floor, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai 400 051.
Tel : 022- 66694000
Fax : 022-66694066

Visa handled by VFS from the following address :
Trade Centre, 3rd Floor, G Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai 400051
Helpline No: 0120- 6641080 (GURGAON)

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TOURIST VISA

BUSINESS VISA

AIRPORT TRANSIT VISA

ORDINARY TRANSIT VISA

SUBMISSION / COLLECTION / FEES

OVERVIEW

Application can be submitted only three (3) months prior to the date of departure. ..Only passports issued within the previous ten (10) years will be accepted. ..Passport must have at least two blank pages. Passport should be valid for at least three (3) months longer than the intended stay. Handwritten passports are not accepted.

TOURIST VISA :
  • Passport valid for 3 months from the date of travel
  • 1 Form (visa form to be filled online)
  • 2 Photo 35mm x 45mm (Recently clicked; not more than 6 months old. Passport size, In white background with face nearly 65% of the photo area)
  • Overseas Mediclaim policy with 30000 Euro coverage Click here to see the list of approved agencies
  • Air tickets ( Not required if pax has travelled to the Schengen states in the last 1 year and has received a 90days stay visa; both the conditions should suffice together)
  • Hotel confirmation voucher directly from the hotel in France with the payment receipt (Mandatory)
  • Covering letter explaining the reason of travel with name & designation of the signatory and that of the person travelling. It should also mention passport delivery address after the visa is done.
  • Proof of income i.e. last 3 years I-T Challan or TDS Certificate & Latest 3 months updated bank statement.The last 5-6 days transactions should also reflect on it. If there are no transactions during the last days of application, then the bank closing balance on that day should reflect. ( Not required if pax has travelled to the Schengen states in the last 1 year and has received a 90days stay visa; both the conditions should suffice together)
  • Original refusal letter in case of any previous refusals
  • Students must submit bonafide certificate from school or college.
  • Pax need to submit the profession proof along with the application . If the pax is a businessman, he has to submit company registration papers, in case of partnership; his partnership deed needs to be submitted. Professionals like doctors, lawyers; CA etc need to submit their practice certificates & license copy and those into service will have to submit their letter of appointment. ( Not required if pax has travelled to the Schengen states in the last 1 year and has received a 90days stay visa; both the conditions should suffice together)
  • pax mobile number to be clearly mentioned on the visa form along with the e mail address. (landline number will not suffice)
BUSINESS VISA :
  • Passport valid for 3 months from the date of travel
  • 1 Form (visa form to be filled online)
  • 2 Photo 35mm x 45mm (Recently clicked; not more than 6 months old. Passport size, in white background with face nearly 65% of the photo area)
  • Overseas Mediclaim policy with 30000 Euro coverage Click here to see the list of approved agencies
  • Air tickets copy( Not required if pax has travelled to the Schengen states in the last 1 year and has received a 90days stay visa; both the conditions should suffice together)
  • Hotel confirmation voucher directly from the hotel in France (If Invitation does’nt say so) with the payment receipt (Mandatory)
  • Covering letter explaining the reason of travel with name & designation of the signatory and that of the person travelling. It should also mention passport delivery address after the visa is done.
  • Proof of income i.e. last 3 years I-T Challan or TDS Certificate & Latest 3 months latest bank statement.The last 5-6 days transactions should also reflect on it. If there are no transactions during the last days of application, then the bank closing balance on that day should reflect. ( Not required if pax has travelled to the Schengen states in the last 1 year and has received a 90days stay visa; both the conditions should suffice together)
  • Original refusal letter in case of any previous refusals
  • INVITATION FAX directly from France to be submitted along with the case..
  • pax mobile number to be clearly mentioned on the visa form along with the e mail address. (landline number will not suffice)
AIRPORT TRANSIT VISA :

“Is applicable in case you have to change flights without leaving the airport. “

  • Passport valid for 3 months from the date of travel
  • 1 Form (visa form to be filled online)
  • 2 Photo 35mm x 45mm (Recently clicked; not more than 6 months old. Passport size, in white background with face nearly 65% of the photo area)
  • Copy of onward visa
  • Air tickets copy
  • Original refusal letter in case of any previous refusals
  • pax mobile number to be clearly mentioned on the visa form. (landline number will not suffice)

Important!

1) From year 2002, Indian nationals going to any European Union country including UK and Ireland, or Switzerland, Canada and USA are exempted from airport transit visa if they hold a confirmed return ticket. However those going to Geneva in specific will require a short stay Schengen visa.

2) As some countries have visa upon arrival the same must be mentioned in the covering letter.

ORDINARY TRANSIT VISA :

“Is applicable in case you are transiting through France. This visa is valid for a maximum of 5 days stay. Seamen joining ships also require this visa.”

  • Passport valid for 3 months from the date of travel
  • 1 Form (visa form to be filled online)
  • 2 Photo 35mm x 45mm (Recently clicked; not more than 6 months old. Passport size, in white background with face nearly 65% of the photo area)
  • Overseas Mediclaim policy with 30000 Euro coverage Click here to see the list of approved agencies
  • Copy of onward visa
  • Air tickets copy
  • Hotel confirmation voucher directly from the hotel in France (If Invitation does’nt say so) with the payment receipt (Mandatory)
  • Proof of income i.e. last 3 years I-T Challan or TDS Certificate & Latest 3 months latest bank statement.The last 5-6 days transactions should also reflect on it. If there are no transactions during the last days of application, then the bank closing balance on that day should reflect.( Not required if pax has travelled to the Schengen states in the last 1 year and has received a 90days stay visa; both the conditions should suffice together)
  • Original refusal letter in case of any previous refusals
  • pax mobile number to be clearly mentioned on the visa form along with the e mail address. (landline number will not suffice)
SUBMISSION / COLLECTION / FEES

Sub : 0800 hrs to 1200 hrs.

Coll : 5 – 7 working days (By courier directly to the pax address)

Fees : Rs. 4225/- for an adult & Rs. 2465/- for a child between 6-12 years . VFS charges Rs. 1405/-, Rs. 60/- per application as cash handling charge to VFS & Rs. 300/- as courier charge per person

SPECIAL NOTES
1) Previous passport to be attached along with the new one. By chance the old passport is lost, supportive affidavit along with the FIR copy has to be attached.
2) For Minors travelling without either of the parents, NOC on Rs.100/- stamp paper duly notarised by the home department & with parents signature is a must.
3) If the stay in France is for more than 30days, then the host organization has to get a clearance from the DDTEFP department of the French ministry in France without which visas will not be issued from here.