4 working days
Consulate General Of France 
Wockhardt Towers, 5th Floor, 
Bandra Kurla Complex , 
Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
Tel no : 022- 66694000   Fax no: 022- 66694066

All Schengen visa application centers will be closed from 26th to 30th October due to upcoming Biometric process from 02 Nov 2015. 
Kindly inform all concern about the same and plan their travels accordingly

Biometrics process for all Schengen countries
As from 2 November 2015, Indian citizens requesting a Schengen visa will have to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and digital photography). This concerns the applications for the short-term Schengen visas (max. 90 days in 180 days). (Find notice attached)
Important information about the process
·         All applicant will have to schedule appointment with VFS first, submit the application & perform the Biometrics on the date of appointment. Once the submission & Biometrics is done the passport will be dispatched to the registered address mentioned on the covering letter of the company.

·         For subsequent applications within next 5 years the biometric data will be copied from the previous visa application included in the VISA, which means if an applicant receives a visa after 2/11/2015 via Biometrics he will not be required again to undergo Biometrics process for next 5 years.

·         Apart from that, there will be no change in current procedures such as visa fee or forms. However, the applicants should be aware that due to provisions of biometric data, which might cause at the beginning some disruptions, the first visit to their respective Schengen State Consulate after 2 November 2015 might take a little bit longer.

·         Exemptions from the obligation of fingerprinting are provided for the following categories of applicants only:

·         Children under 12, - Persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible

·         Sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, Heads of State and members of the national Governments (with their official delegations and spouses) if they travel for official purposes.

W.E.F . 01st July 2013 , The consulate in Mumbai will proceed Visa with an Temporary suspension of Biometrics {finger Prints } till further notice ..
This temporary suspension applies for all visa categories {short stay , long stay }.

Visa Application Pax will need to Give Updated Bank Statement till Date and will also need to carry Original Documents at the time of Interview. 
We request you to please fix an appointment on the Website Or Phone through VFS in the name of the passenger Only... Pls take the appointment for submission in the Name of the Pax only !!!

If the appointment is fixed in Travel Agency name and the visa application is not submitted by any reason on the day of submission then the Consulate will Black list that agent with immediate effect as the appointment will get No\Showed...

As per the French Consulate Mumbai the above will be effect from 16.02.2011 , If you have taken any appointment for the coming dates, request you to please inform us immediately and in future please follow the request as written by us .. 

With Immediate Effect Passports which are issued more than 10 years ago, cannot be accepted any more, the pax will have to take a fresh passport.
Valid passport, One form, Two photograph white background 35 x 45 80% of the face should be seen, Covering letter, Invitation letter, salary slip Income tax papers, Updated Bank statements for last 6 months, Overseas mediclaim policy, Return ticket.

Pax wants business visa for more than 30 days then (DDTEFP) letter Require (Similar to work permit)


Tourist Visa  :   
Valid passport, One form, Two photograph white background 35 x 45 80% of the face should be seen, Covering letter, Income tax papers, Updated Bank statements for last 6 months, Salary slip, Overseas mediclaim policy, Return ticket, Foreign exchange or International credit card, or onward Visa. Hotel Confirmation directly fax from the hotel in France to us.
If the pax is sponsored by somebody from France for a tourist visa then the consulate require original sponsorship letter

Visa Time Taken                            :           05 to 06 working days


Visa Fee                                          :           Rs. 4,550/- Cash + Rs. 1,515/- VFS Charges 


VFS convenience                            :          Rs. 150/-


VFS Courier charges                      :          Rs. 300/-


Visa Sub. Time                               :           As per appointment timing

Service Charge: Rs 1500/- per application +18% GST
Visa Sub. Time                               :           By Prior Appointment
Visa Coll. Time                               :           05:00 PM to 06:00 PM

Pls. note we need to take an appointment for visa submission through VFS on website

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