Tourist/Visitor Visa - France



Documents Required from Applicant :


  1. Original passport valid for a minimum period of three months after the expiry date of the visa and 1 old passport if applicable plus one copy of the first and last page of the current passport. The passport should have 2 blank pages
  2. One application form with all columns filled in, 2 signatures and contact number is mandatory and 2 recent photographs not older than 6 months. The photograph must measure 35 mm in width by 45 mm in length. The length of face must be 32 to 36 mm from bottom of chin to the top of the skull (Besides hair), that is, the face coverage has to be 60-70 % of the photo.
  3. Original covering letter
  4. Copy of confirmed hotel reservation OR Proof of Accommodation with invitation letter in original is compulsory if invited by friends or family member. Hotel booking should be for the whole stay in the Schengen area
  5. Copy of itinerary prepared by the travel agency (only for those going on tour)
  6. Copy of last 3 years IT Returns
  7. Copy of last 3 months personal bank statements (Updated)
  8. Copy of last 3 months salary slips
  9. Copy of overseas medical insurance policy + repatriation, evacuation cover (equivalent to 30000 euros)
  10. Copy of return air ticket or PNR (booking printout) and also internal tickets including stay in France if applicable
  11. Employed applicants to submit a letter from the employer with details of employment and leave (Leave sanction letter)
  12. A self-employed applicant to submit proof of business i.e. firm’s registration or partnership deed.
  13. Copy of refusal letter in case of any previous refusals from any country
  14. Unemployed applicants and students can submit their spouse / parents financial papers and a letter of employment or business.
  15. Copy of marriage certificate wherever necessary for eg. if wife’s passport is in maiden name
  16. Students must submit a school certificate / identity card
  17. Minors, if traveling with one parent / none of the parents, NOC is required from the other parent / both parents in the form of an affidavit on a stamp paper.
  18. Each application must be supported by a copy of the requisite documents. If you have received a fax you must photocopy the same and attach it to your application.
  19. You may be asked to show your original documents at the time of your interview. Therefore please carry your original documents with you.
  20. All photocopies must be in black and white and on A4 size paper
  21. Applicants going for honeymoon purpose need to submit a copy of their wedding card.
  22. No visa will be issued on additional pages
  23. Children must travel on their individual passports
  24. All photocopies must be in A4 size paper

The documents must be arranged in the order given above.

* Proof of Accommodation can be obtained in any city from the local town hall in France.