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Unlocking France: The Complete Guide to France Visa for Indians

Last Update: 04-02-2024

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⚡Quick Summary

France Tourist Visa for Indians

Is a Visa Required for France Tourist Visa

Is a visa required for France?

Yes, all Indian passport holders require a visa to visit France.

France Tourist Visa Processing Time

France Tourist Visa Processing time India

15 to 21 Working Days

France Visa Fees for Indians

France Visa Fees for Indians

  1. VFS Appointment fees: Euro 19.25 (INR 1,825/-)
  2. Embassy fees:
  3. 0 to 6 years old: No fees.
  4. 6 to 12 years old: Euro 40 (INR 3,400/-)
  5. 12+ years: Euro 80 (INR 7,100/-)
How to Apply for a France Visa

How to apply for a France visa

  1. Apply through Teleport in under 2 minutes
  2. Apply through VFS Global website.
Documents Required for France Visa

Documents required for France visa

  1. Passport 
  2. Visa Application Form
  3. Passport-sized Photograph
  4. Cover Letter 
  5. Travel Medical Insurance - Euro 30,000
  6. Flight tickets and Hotel Bookings
  7. Bank Statement (last 3 months)
  8. Income tax return (last 2 years)

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. What Is A Schengen Visa For Indians?
  3. How To Get a French Visa as an Indian?
  4. What Documents Do I Need For A French Visa From India?
  5. France Visa Fees for Indians
  6. How To Check France Visa Status?
  7. Conclusion
  8. FAQs


Embarking on a journey to France is now simpler for Indians with the streamlined visa process. Whether choosing Teleport or VFS Global, the steps are clear. Teleport offers a hassle-free experience, handling everything from application to appointment. 

For those opting for VFS Global, the process is a bit complicated, with essential steps like document preparation, scheduling France visa appointment India, and fee payment. This guide covers the essential details, ensuring a smooth application for a memorable visit to France.

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What is a Schengen Visa for Indians?

The Schengen visa allows a 90-day stay within the Schengen Area and remains valid for 6 months. If you want multiple journeys to and from the Schengen Area, you have the option to request a Schengen Multiple Entry visa.

How To Get a French Visa as an Indian?

Apply for your France Visa for Indians with Teleport

Obtaining a France visa for Indians is now simplified with Teleport. Follow these straightforward steps for a smooth France tourist visa application:

Step 1: Start your application

Start Your French Visa application on Teleport’s Platform

Step 2: Complete Details and Pay for Your Visa:

Input your travel info, passport details, and choose full or partial payment on Teleport.

Step 3: Document Check and Preparation:

Your assigned manager will review and organise all necessary documents for your France visa.

Step 4: Book Your Appointment with Ease: Your Teleport relationship manager will set up an appointment with the VFS Centre for your France visa application.

Step 5: Visit VFS and Submit your documents

Attend your VFS appointment, submit biometrics, and decide whether to receive your passport via courier or pick it up personally.

✅ Your dedicated manager handles document checks, appointment scheduling, and logistics, ensuring a smooth experience. Teleport's relationship manager reviews your documents

Apply for your France Visa for Indians via VFS Global

Step 1: Start your application

Visit the FRANCE-VISAS website and choose "Start your visa application”.

Step 2: Prepare the required documents

Before starting the visa application process, take a few minutes to review all the steps.

Ensure you have the following ready:

Note: Documents in languages other than French or English may need translation into French.

Step 3: Create an Account

Now, with all necessary documents, start your visa application.

To begin, create an account on the visa application website.

Once your account is created, verify your email address and start completing the application form.

Step 4: Schedule your Appointment

After submitting your France visa application online, book an France visa appointment India at VFS Visa Application Centre for biometric data collection, including fingerprints and a photo.

Upon making the appointment, you'll receive a confirmation email along with your appointment letter.

For family or group applications, each member must schedule individual appointments.

Step 5: Pay your fees

If online payment of service fees is not an option, pay the service fees at the Visa Application Centre along with the visa fees during your appointment.

Step 6: Visit the Visa Application Centre

Submit your fully completed visa application form and documents in person at one of the designated Visa Application Centers unless directed otherwise.

Step 7: Track your application

Monitor your application's status on the France-visas website under the "Track your Application" section.

Or, if you submitted your application at a VFS visa application centre, use the VFS online application tracking tool. Provide the following details:

  1. The reference number issued to you while making the payment at the VFS centre.
  2. Your last name.

Step 8: Get Your Visa

Once a decision is reached on your visa application, collect your documents and passport from the Visa Application Centre. Alternatively, if you chose a courier service during your application submission, your documents will be returned through the selected courier.

What Documents Do I Need for a French Visa From India?

Mandatory Documents

Original Passport

  • Two blank pages
  • Valid for three months beyond your trip’s end
  • Issued within the last ten years.
  • Include scanned copies of the first and last passport pages, as well as previous passport pages with travel history.

Passport-Sized Photos

  • Dimensions: 35mm by 45mm
  • Face covering 80% of the frame
  • White background
  • Taken within the last six months

Schengen Visa Application Form

Sign the application form and bring it to your appointment.

Flight Bookings

Confirmation of round-trip bookings, including internal transfers within Schengen States (flight itinerary, train itinerary, or car rental details).

Hotel Bookings

Proof of hotel bookings for your entire stay in France.

Cover Letter

Stating the purpose and travel dates of your trip, and including your passport number.

Travel Medical Insurance

Carry the appointment letter containing your name, appointment date, time, and location to enter the visa centre.

3 Months Bank Statement Copy

  • Recommended budget of 50 to 150 Euros per person per day of the trip.
  • The statement should be no more than 15 days old on the appointment day.

Income Tax Return

Personal Income Tax Returns for the previous financial year

Supporting Documents

If Employed

  • Include the Income Tax Department Return or Form 16
  • Leave NOC from the Employer
  • Provide the last three months' salary slips

If Self-Employed

  • GST certificate
  • Company registration proof
  • Company bank statement
  • Company ITR.

If Retired

Proof of retirement and regular income from property or business ownership.

If your trip is Sponsored

  • Sponsor's bank statement of the last 3 months
  • Sponsorship letter stating the amount and relationship

If a Minor

  • Birth Certificate
  • Consent Letter from Parents (Necessary if the child is travelling unaccompanied by both parents or a single parent.)

If Married

  • Marriage certificate copy
  • Rental/property agreement, or Aadhar card.

If Divorced

Divorce Papers

France Visa Fees for Indians

Fee TypeAmount

VFS Appointment Fees

Euro 32 (2,909/-)

Embassy Fees (0-6 years)

No Fee

Embassy Fees (6-12 years)

Euro 40 (3,400/-)

Embassy Fees (12+ years)

Euro 80 (7,100/-)

How To Check France Visa Status?

Track Your France Visa Application Status with Teleport

If you've chosen Teleport for your France visa application, keeping track of your status is effortless. Receive real-time updates via WhatsApp, email, or directly on the Teleport Dashboard.

  1. Access the Teleport Dashboard.
  2. Locate 'Your Applications'.
  3. Click on your submitted application to view its current status

Check Your France Visa Application Status through VFS Global

Follow the below steps to track your France visa application status on the VFS Global website:

  1. Visit the VFS online application tracking tool.
  2. Choose the country where you submitted the application.
  3. Input the application reference number provided during payment at the VFS centre.
  4. Provide your last name.


In conclusion, securing your France visa has never been easier. With Teleport, the process is streamlined for Indians. Teleport ensures a hassle-free experience, handling everything from application to appointment, while VFS Global offers a direct application route. Ensure all required documents are ready, including passport, photos, and financial proof. Track your application status effortlessly through Teleport or VFS Global online tools. 

Remember, it's crucial to stick to the visa duration to avoid complications. Plan your stay, follow the process diligently, and soon you'll be on your way to exploring the beauty of France. 

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or need assistance. Our dedicated team is ready to provide guidance and support.

Call us at 073148 52914 or reach out to us on WhatsApp.

Safe travels!