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French Schengen Visa

Visa type :- Short stay
Travel purpose :- Tourist visit

  • One identical ID photo less than 3 months old and meeting set standards – one of which must be attached to the application form Size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, with white background, taken within 3 months.
  • Short stay visa application form duly completed and signed by the applicant (or the legal guardian for children) in both places provided (fields 36 and 37 AND in the signature box at the bottom of the third page)
  • Passport, original :- A signed full national private passport or official travel document valid for at least more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with two blank visa pages with the mention “visa” to affix the visa sticker. Should be issued less than 10 years ago.
  • Passport, copy :- 1 Copies of the passport containing personal identity information including one copy containing the validity extension information, note on remarks page and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
  • Old passports, original :- If you are in possession of one or more previous passports, it is mandatory to bring it.
  • Old passports, copy :- Copies of the passport containing personal information, and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
  • British Residence permit, original :- Your British Residence permit (stamped in passport or in the form of an identity card) must also exceed by more than 3 months the validity of the requested visa.
  • British Residence permit, copy
  • Itinerary covering the whole stay in France and Schengen space, stating the dates and place of stay
  • Working certificate, original :-A less than 3 months old official up-to-date letter from your employer stating the position held within the company as well as the starting date.
  • Working certificate, copy
  • Last three months payslips,original
  • Last three months payslips, copy
  • Proof of financial means of support, original :- Recent statements for the last one months of your UK current account or traveller’s cheques only in Euros.
  • Proof of financial means of support, copy
  • Hotel booking, copy :- A reservation confirmation issued directly by the hotel clearly stating your full names, the dates of check-in and out, the hotel address and contact details. Hotel booking should cover the whole period of your stay. Note: For group applications, please ensure that all the applicant names are included in the booking.
  • Proof of travel, original :- A confirmed return ticket to France (plane, ferry, bus, etc.) or booking fully paid from your travel agent
  • Proof of travel, copy
  • Insurance, original
    1. The travel insurance should be:
      • Valid for Schengen area if you apply for short stay visa.
      • Valid for France if it’s required in the document list and you apply for long stay visa
      • Valid for DROM/CTOM according to your itinerary
    2. The insurance must cover medical fees and repatriation costs of a minimum 30,000 euros
    3. The insurance coverage should cover the whole period of your stay.
    4. If traveling for winter sports – should provide medical insurance valid for those activities.
  • Insurance, copy :- Only include the insurance terms and conditions pages mentioning all of the above information.

Visa type :- Short stay
Travel purpose :- Spouse of European Union Citizen

    • One identical ID photo less than 3 months old and meeting set standards – one of which must be attached to the application form Size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, with white background, taken within 3 months.
    • Short stay visa application form duly completed and signed by the applicant (or the legal guardian for children) in both places provided (fields 36 and 37 AND in the signature box at the bottom of the third page), original
    • Passport, original :- A signed full national private passport or official travel document valid for at least more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with two blank visa pages with the mention “visa” to affix the visa sticker. Should be issued less than 10 years ago.
    • Passport, copy :- 1 Copy of the passport containing personal identity information including one copy containing the validity extension information, note on remarks page and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
    • Old passports, original :- If you are in possession of one or more previous passports, it is mandatory to bring it.
    • Old passports, copy :- Copies of the passport containing personal information, and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
    • British Residence permit, original :- Your British Residence permit (stamped in passport or in the form of an identity card) must also exceed by more than 3 months the validity of the requested visa.
    • British Residence permit, copy
    • Civil marriage certificate, original
      • If your Marriage Certificate has been issued outside the European Union, it must be stamped by the Foreign Office of the issuing country, or its Embassy in the UK.
      • If the marriage was celebrated in the UK by a religious authority, the marriage certificate must be paired with an official registration at the General Register Office.
    • Civil marriage certificate, copy
    • Civil marriage certificate, official translation :- In French or English, this official translation must be certified as a true copy by the Embassy/ Consulate of the country where your marriage was celebrated or by the legalisation bureau of the Foreign Office in GB.
    • Valid passport of European citizen, original

OR

  • valid national identity card
  • Valid passport of European citizen, copy

Visa type :- Short stay
Travel purpose :- Private

  • One identical ID photo less than 3 months old and meeting set standards – one of which must be attached to the application form Size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, with white background, taken within 3 months.
  • Short stay visa application form duly completed and signed by the applicant (or the legal guardian for children) in both places provided (fields 36 and 37 AND in the signature box at the bottom of the third page), original :- All details on the application form must be correct. Any error on the form will make it invalid.
  • Passport, original :- A signed full national private passport or official travel document valid for at least more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with two blank visa pages with the mention “visa” to affix the visa sticker. Should be issued less than 10 years ago.
  • Passport, copy :- 2 Copies of the passport containing personal identity information including one copy containing the validity extension information, note on remarks page and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
  • Old passports, original :- If you are in possession of one or more previous passports, it is mandatory to bring it.
  • Old passports, copy :- Copies of the passport containing personal information, and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
  • British Residence permit, original Your British Residence permit (stamped in passport or in the form of an identity card) must also exceed by more than 3 months the validity of the requested visa.
  • British Residence permit, copy
  • Working certificate, original :- A less than 3 months old official up-to-date letter from your employer stating the position held within the company as well as the starting date.
  • Working certificate, copy
  • Last three months payslips, original
  • Last three months payslips, copy
  • Proof of financial means of support, original :- Recent statements for the last three months of your UK current account or traveller’s cheques only in Euros
  • Proof of financial means of support, copy
  • Lodging attestation, original :- Issued by the local town hall of host person residence covering the whole period of the stay. If need be, copy of an hotel booking, house property license or lease contract in France.
  • Lodging attestation, copy
  • Proof of travel, original :- A confirmed return ticket to France (plane, ferry, bus, etc.) or booking fully paid from your travel agent.
  • Proof of travel, copy
  • Insurance, original :-
    1. The travel insurance should be:
      • Valid for Schengen area if you apply for short stay visa.
      • Valid for France if it’s required in the document list and you apply for long stay visa
      • Valid for DROM/CTOM according to your itinerary
    2. The insurance must cover medical fees and repatriation costs of a minimum 30,000 euros
    3. The insurance coverage should cover the whole period of your stay.
    4. If traveling for winter sports – should provide medical insurance valid for those activities.
  • Insurance, copy :-Only include the insurance terms and conditions pages mentioning all of the above information.

Visa type :- Short stay
Travel purpose :- Foreign child of EU citizen or his/her spouse

    • Two identical ID photos less than 3 months old and meeting set standards – two of which must be attached to the application form Size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, with white background, taken within 3 months.
    • Short stay visa application form duly completed and signed by the applicant (or the legal guardian for children) in both places provided (fields 36 and 37 AND in the signature box at the bottom of the third page), original
    • Passport, original :- A signed full national private passport or official travel document valid for at least more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with two blank visa pages with the mention “visa” to affix the visa sticker. Should be issued less than 10 years ago.
    • Passport, copy :- 2 Copies of the passport containing personal identity information including one copy containing the validity extension information, note on remarks page and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
    • Old passports, original :- If you are in possession of one or more previous passports, it is mandatory to bring it.
    • Old passports, copy :- Copies of the passport containing personal information, and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
    • British Residence permit, original :- Your British Residence permit (stamped in passport or in the form of an identity card) must also exceed by more than 3 months the validity of the requested visa.
    • British Residence permit, copy
    • Birth certificate original, stating both parents’ names, original
    • Birth certificate, copy
    • Birth certificate, official translation :- If need be, an official translation in French or English, certified as a true copy by the visa applicant’s Embassy/Consulate.
    • Parents’ valid passports or certified copies if the parents are residing abroad, original
    • Parents’ valid passports or certified copies if the parents are residing abroad, copy
    • Proof of Guardianship :- If applicant is a minor (below 18 years old) and wish to apply for a visa with a legal guardian. The proof of guardianship must be signed by both parents and must be certified by legal authorities.
    • Parental authorisation to travel form completed and signed by the parents or legal guardian authorising the child to travel and appointing the person responsible for him, original :- If under the age of 18 and travelling to France without the parents or with one parent.
    • Parental authorisation, copy
    • Valid passport of European citizen, original

OR

  • Valid national identity card
  • Valid passport of European citizen, copy
  • Official proof of relationship (birth certificate), original :- under 18 whose parents are separated/ divorced : court order (or official document to that effect) establishing sole custody.
  • Official proof of relationship (birth certificate), copy

Visa type :- Short stay
Travel purpose :- Financially dependent ascendant of E.U. citizen

    • One identical ID photo less than 3 months old and meeting set standards – one of which must be attached to the application form Size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, with white background, taken within 3 months.
    • Short stay visa application form duly completed and signed by the applicant (or the legal guardian for children) in both places provided (fields 36 and 37 AND in the signature box at the bottom of the third page), original :- All details on the application form must be correct. Any error on the form will make it invalid.
    • Passport, original :- A signed full national private passport or official travel document valid for at least more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with two blank visa pages with the mention “visa” to affix the visa sticker. Should be issued less than 10 years ago.
    • Passport, copy :- 2 Copies of the passport containing personal identity information including one copy containing the validity extension information, note on remarks page and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
    • Old passports, original :- If you are in possession of one or more previous passports, it is mandatory to bring it.
    • Old passports, copy :- Copies of the passport containing personal information, and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
    • British Residence permit, original Your British Residence permit (stamped in passport or in the form of an identity card) must also exceed by more than 3 months the validity of the requested visa.
    • British Residence permit, copy
    • Valid passport of European citizen, original

OR

  • Valid national identity card
  • Valid passport of European citizen, copy
  • Official proof of relationship (birth certificate), original
  • Official proof of relationship (birth certificate), copy
  • A sworn statement from your EU family member stating that you are his/ her dependant, original :- (For 21 years old child) or if need be, a document to that effect from your Embassy.
  • A sworn statement, copy

Visa type :- Short stay
Travel purpose :- Professional Training

  • One identical ID photo less than 3 months old and meeting set standards – one of which must be attached to the application form Size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, with white background, taken within 3 months.
  • Short stay visa application form duly completed and signed by the applicant (or the legal guardian for children) in both places provided (fields 36 and 37 AND in the signature box at the bottom of the third page), original
  • Passport, original :- A signed full national private passport or official travel document valid for at least more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with two blank visa pages with the mention “visa” to affix the visa sticker. Should be issued less than 10 years ago.
  • Passport, copy :- 2 Copies of the passport containing personal identity information including one copy containing the validity extension information, note on remarks page and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
  • Old passports, original :- If you are in possession of one or more previous passports, it is mandatory to bring it.
  • Old passports, copy :- Copies of the passport containing personal information, and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
  • British Residence permit, original :- Your British Residence permit (stamped in passport or in the form of an identity card) must also exceed by more than 3 months the validity of the requested visa.
  • British Residence permit, copy
  • Working certificate, original :- A less than 3 months old official up-to-date letter from your employer stating the position held within the company as well as the starting date.
  • Working certificate, copy
  • Accommodation proof, original :- property deeds, rental agreement, host agreement letter…
  • Accommodation proof, copy
  • Proof of insurance including medical cover and repatriation for the duration of the requested visa in France.
  • Proof of insurance, copy
  • Proof of financial means of support, original
  • Proof of financial means of support, copy
  • Proof of income, original :- Proof of means of support equivalent to 1343,77€ per month (as of the 1st of January 2010), or evidence of EU or Government financial sponsorship.
  • Proof of income, copy
  • Training agreement, original :- Your training agreement duly completed by the approved host and stamped by the DIRECCTE (French Department of Trade & Employment)
  • Training agreement, copy

Visa type :- Short stay
Travel purpose :- Tourist visit

  • One identical ID photo less than 3 months old and meeting set standards – one of which must be attached to the application form Size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, with white background, taken within 3 months.
  • Short stay visa application form duly completed and signed by the applicant (or the legal guardian for children) in both places provided (fields 36 and 37 AND in the signature box at the bottom of the third page), original All details on the application form must be correct. Any error on the form will make it invalid.
  • Passport, original A signed full national private passport or official travel document valid for at least more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with two blank visa pages with the mention “visa” to affix the visa sticker. Should be issued less than 10 years ago and without any damage.
  • Passport, copy 2 Copies of the passport containing personal identity information including one copy containing the validity extension information, note on remarks page and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
  • Old passports, original :- If you are in possession of one or more previous passports, it is mandatory to bring it.
  • Old passports, copy :- Copies of the passport containing personal information, and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
  • British Residence permit, original :- Your British Residence permit (stamped in passport or in the form of an identity card) must also exceed by more than 3 months the validity of the requested visa.
  • British Residence permit, copy
  • A less than 3 months old letter specifying your professional activity, starting date, revenues from your solicitor, original Or from your accountant / Bank Manager / local Chamber of Commerce and VAT certificate
  • A less than 3 months old letter from your solicitor, copy
  • Proof of financial means of support, original Recent statements for the last three months of your UK current account or traveller’s cheques only in Euros
  • Proof of financial means of support, copy
  • Hotel booking, copy A reservation confirmation issued directly by the hotel clearly stating your full names, the dates of check-in and out, the hotel address and contact details. Hotel booking should cover the whole period of your stay. Note: For group applications, please ensure that all the applicant names are included in the booking.
  • Proof of travel, original A confirmed return ticket to France (plane, ferry, bus, etc.) or booking fully paid from your travel agent
  • Proof of travel, copy
  • Insurance, original
  • Insurance, copy Only include the insurance terms and conditions pages mentioning all of the above information.

Visa type :- Short stay
Travel purpose :- Tourist visit

  • One identical ID photo less than 3 months old and meeting set standards – one of which must be attached to the application form Size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, with white background, taken within 3 months.
  • Short stay visa application form duly completed and signed by the applicant (or the legal guardian for children) in both places provided (fields 36 and 37 AND in the signature box at the bottom of the third page), original All details on the application form must be correct. Any error on the form will make it invalid.
  • Passport, original A signed full national private passport or official travel document valid for at least more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with two blank visa pages with the mention “visa” to affix the visa sticker. Should be issued less than 10 years ago and without any damage.
  • Passport, copy 2 Copies of the passport containing personal identity information including one copy containing the validity extension information, note on remarks page and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
  • Old passports, original :- If you are in possession of one or more previous passports, it is mandatory to bring it.
  • Old passports, copy :- Copies of the passport containing personal information, and all the pages which contains Schengen visas.
  • British Residence permit, original :- Your British Residence permit (stamped in passport or in the form of an identity card) must also exceed by more than 3 months the validity of the requested visa.
  • British Residence permit, copy
  • Itinerary covering the whole stay in France and Schengen space, stating the dates and place of stay
  • Letter from the British school, college or university, original A less than 3 months old official up-to-date letter from your school, college or university stating the type of studies, details of course, attendance record and holiday dates.
  • Letter from the British school, college or university, copy
  • Proof of financial means of support, original Recent statements for the last three months of your UK current account or traveller’s cheques only in Euros
  • Proof of financial means of support, copy
  • Hotel booking, copy A reservation confirmation issued directly by the hotel clearly stating your full names, the dates of check-in and out, the hotel address and contact details. Hotel booking should cover the whole period of your stay. Note: For group applications, please ensure that all the applicant names are included in the booking.
  • Proof of travel, original A confirmed return ticket to France (plane, ferry, bus, etc.) or booking fully paid from your travel agent
  • Proof of travel, copy
  • Insurance, original
  • Insurance, copy Only include the insurance terms and conditions pages mentioning all of the above information.

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Fees:

Passport Nationality French Embassy’s Visa Fees TLS Service Fees TLS Premium Fees Our Service Fees Total Fees
British / EU Spouse No Visa Fees* £22 £28 £75.00 £125.00
Other Applicants £50 £22 £28 £75.00 £175.00

For British / EU Spouse.

Payment for £125 by cash or cheque or Banktransfer  to ‘European Bound Ltd’.

For other nationals .

Payment for £175 by cash or cheque or Banktransfer  to ‘European Bound Ltd’.

Processing Times:

For nationals of the following countries, the French Embassy visa processing times takes between 2-3 weeks. This is regardless of your residency status in the UK; i.e. Indefinite Leave to Remain, Spouse / Dependent of a UK / EU / EEA National, etc.

Afghanistan Colombia Kuwait Oman Somalia
Algeria Congo (Zaire) North Korea Pakistan Sudan
Bangladesh Egypt Lebanon Palestine Surnam
Belarussian Indonesia Libya Syria
Belize Iran Myanmar Qatar Vietnam
Burma Iraq Nigeria Rwanda Yemen
Burundi Jordan Niger Saudi Arabia Zimbabwe

Bank Account details are as follows:

  • Company Name :European Bound Ltd.
  • Account name – MR S RAI
  • Account number – 32193922,
  • Sort code – 40-23 – 13,
  • Bank – HSBC

GETTING VISA FOR FRANCE

Before getting the details regarding visa for France, it will be appropriate to know about Schengen because the France visa is also termed as Schengen visa. The Schengen visa is issued to the persons who are interested in visiting the countries within the Schengen area. There are 26 countries within the Schengen area that have come to an understanding to allow unrestricted movement of their citizens within the area as a single country. This agreement is known as Schengen agreement. Out of the 26 countries, 22 belong to EU while the rest 4 are from EFTA. Majority of EU countries are covered within Schengen area except UK. Some countries such as Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein and Switzerland, which are not part of EU, are also covered within Schengen area and hence enjoy the benefits of free movement within the area.

Who require Schengen visa?

All the non-Schengen countries, with some exceptions, are required to have Schengen visa for travelling to the Schengen area. There are some countries which are yet to come within the jurisdiction of the agreement, are exempted from visa requirement for visiting the Schengen area.

Types of Schengen visa

There are three types of Schengen visa:

  1. Uniform Schengen Visa permits the holder of the visa to transit or stay in one of the Schengen area country for a maximum period of 90 days from the date of entry.
  2. Limited Territorial Validity Visa permits the holder of the visa to travel only to the specific Schengen state which has issued the visa.
  3. National Visa is issued to the individuals who are required to study, work or reside permanently in any of the Schengen countries.

The non-Schengen area countries where you can travel with Schengen visa

Following is the list of countries where you can travel with Schengen visa even if the countries are not covered within Schengen agreement:

Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Columbia, Croatia, Gibraltar, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia and Turkey.

However some conditions apply which needs to be queried further.

Schengen visa or short stay visa are issued to the individuals for freely visiting the countries within the Schengen area. The stays must be limited to 90 days for each period of six months from the date of your first entry to the Schengen area. The types of visa for France within this category are family visa, tourist visa and business visa.

For stay beyond three months, long stay visa is issued. Such visa is issued for the following purposes: family reunion, study and work.

Important Information

  • All documents must accompany their translation in English or French
  • Submission of all the required documents is mandatory. More documents may be asked for submission if need is felt by the authority.
  • The applicant has to appear in person at the visa section.
  • Minors under the age of 18 years have to submit their birth certificate.
  • Dependent young adults have to submit proof of family ties, socio-professional status and supporting documents showing the income of the parents who will be bearing the expenses of the individuals.