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Visa Notes & Fees

Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum three months and minimum two blank pages for visa stamps.
Please note:
a) Passports issued beyond 10 years will not be accepted by the Embassy
b) Handwritten passports will not be accepted.
c) Passports with manual observation will be accepted provided that applicant must submit the copies of the pages on which the observation have been made.
d) Attach all your old passports (if any)

Schengen Visa Application Form : One visa application form back to back duly filled and signed on column 37 and 38
Please note : Applicant mobile number should be mentioned in visa form as Embassy / Consulate can contact the applicant at any point of time during visa processing

Photo Specification: Two recent passport size coloured photographs with glossy finish, 60% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm)
Please note: Photograph should not be more than 3 months old, scanned/stapled and should not be used in any of the previous visas

Covering Letter: Covering Letter from applicant on business letterhead mentioning name, designation, passport number, purpose and duration of visit in brief. The letter should be duly signed by authorized signatory with company stamp and addressed to – The Consulate General of France, Mumbai
Please Note : Covering Letter on Letterhead if applicant is Self Employed or on plain paper if Employed .

Financials
a) Personal I.T.R for last 3 yrs
b) Personal Bank Statement for last three months
c) Salary slip for the last three months

Proof of Occupation
Self Employed
a) Copy of Company Registration Certificate / Certificate of Incorporation is required
b) Brief Company Profile
Employed
a) Appointment Letter / Leave sanction letter and NOC from employer
Student
a) Student must submit a school certificate / identity card

If you are a Minor, you must also submit
a) If you are travelling with one parent / Alone - NOC is required from the other parent / both parents in the form of an affidavit.

Hotel Booking : Copy of Confirmed prepaid hotel reservation for the entire period of stay as per the tour itinerary OR Original sponsorship certificate (attestation d'accueil*)which can be obtained in any city from the local Town Hall in France.
Please Note: Hotel should match the ticket dates and maximum stay should be in France

Airline Reservation : Ticket Itinerary
Please Note: The travel itinerary should be after 12-15 days from the date of submission of application.

Medical : Original and copy of Medical travel Insurance for the stay duration amounting to 30,000 Euros.
Insurance should have the validity for at least 10-15 days more after the return to India
Please Note : Insurance to be done by the Authorized Insurance Companies

Passport Collection Process: With immediate effect Consulate has announced that representatives cannot collect the documents on behalf of applicant from France Visa Application Centre except in following conditions:
a) Immediate family member(that is Parents, Children, Spouse)
b) One member of a family group collecting the passports of the whole family.
c) A person collecting on behalf of Government officials if authorized on the Government letterhead or department.
If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents:
a) Original Government ID card
b) Original ICR
c) Original authorization letter from applicant
However, applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person & whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above, will get their passports back by courier at an additional cost of Rs. 300/- to the dispatch address mentioned in the courier form & Covering Letter which has to be submitted along with the visa application.

Please Note:
a) In case no specific address is mentioned on the Covering Letter and courier form, the passport will be sent to the address mentioned on the Visa Application Form.
b) Indian nationals can apply their applications in any of the visa application centres in India irrespective of the jurisdiction.
c) As applications are being accepted only through appointment, we advise you to send your application well in advance so that we can arrange for an appointment for timely processing of your visa.
d) On the day of the appointment of submission of documents at VFS, a letter mentioning the appointment date
e) Consulate will proceed with a temporary suspension of biometrics for all visa applicants and for all categories of visas (short- stay and long- stay)
f) If documents are missing for all the regular applications, then the application will not be accepted at the France Visa Application Center, Mumbai and it will take 7 -10 working days for the processing of the visa.

Visa Charges:

Entry Type Visa Fee VFS Fee Remark Location
Age 6-12 2333.00 933.00 For applicants applying from Mumbai- Fees payable in cash.
VFS charges : Rs. 933+ Cash Handling charges : Rs. 60.
Mumbai
Below 6 0.00 933.00 For applicants applying from Mumbai- Fees payable in cash.
VFS charges : Rs. 933+ Cash Handling charges : Rs. 60.
Mumbai
Normal 4000.00 933.00 For applicants applying from Mumbai- Fees payable in cash.
VFS charges : Rs. 933 + Cash Handling charges : Rs. 60.
Mumbai

Although due care has been taken in compiling the contents of this website, RS Travel and Tours accepts no liability in respect of any errors or omissions contained or referred to in it.

Visa Notes & Fees

Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum three months and minimum two blank pages for visa stamps.
Please note:
a) Passports issued beyond 10 years will not be accepted by the Embassy
b) Handwritten passports will not be accepted.
c) Passports with manual observation will be accepted provided that applicant must submit the copies of the pages on which the observation have been made.
d) Attach all your old passports (if any)

Schengen Visa Application Form : One visa application form back to back duly filled and signed on column 37 and 38
Please note : Applicant mobile number should be mentioned in visa form as Embassy / Consulate can contact the applicant at any point of time during visa processing

Photo Specification: Two recent passport size coloured photographs with glossy finish, 60% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm)
Please note: Photograph should not be more than 3 months old, scanned/stapled and should not be used in any of the previous visas

Covering Letter : Covering Letter from applicant on company's letterhead stating his name, designation, passport number, the signatory of managerial or executive level giving brief sketch of applicant's itinerary, name, address and email of the company to be visited. The letter should be addressed to– The Consulate General of France, Mumbai

Invitation Letter: Copy of Invitation Letter from French host / inviting Company on its letter head stating the purpose of travel and duration of stay and should be duly signed with signatory's name and designation.

Financials
a) Company's and Personal I.T.R for last 3 yrs
b) Company and Personal Bank Statement for last three months
c) Salary slip for the last three months

Proof of Occupation
a) Copy of Company Registration Certificate / Certificate of Incorporation is required
b) Brief Company Profile

Proof of Accommodation : Confirmed Hotel Reservation.

Airline Reservation : Ticket Itinerary
Please Note: The travel itinerary should be after 12-15 days from the date of submission of application.

Medical : Copy of Medical travel Insurance for the stay duration amounting to 30,000 Euros
Insurance should have the validity for at least 10-15 days more after the return to India.
Please Note : Insurance to be done by the Authorized Insurance Companies

Passport Collection Process: With immediate effect Embassy has announced that representatives cannot collect the documents on behalf of applicant from France Visa Application Centres except in following conditions:
a) Immediate family member(that is Parents, Children, Spouse)
b) One member of a family group collecting the passports of the whole family.
c) A person collecting on behalf of Government officials if authorized on the Government letterhead or department.
If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents:
a) Original Government ID card
b) Original ICR
c) Original authorization letter from applicant
However, applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person & whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above, will get their passports back by courier at an additional cost of Rs. 300/- to the dispatch address mentioned in the courier form & Covering Letter which has to be submitted along with the visa application.

Please Note:
a) In case no specific address is mentioned on the Covering Letter and courier form, the passport will be sent to the address mentioned on the Visa Application Form.
b) Indian nationals can apply their applications in any of the visa application centres in India irrespective of the jurisdiction.
c) As applications are being accepted only through appointment, we advise you to send your application well in advance so that we can arrange for an appointment for timely processing of your visa.
d) On the day of the appointment of submission of documents at VFS, a letter mentioning the appointment date
e) Consulate will proceed with a temporary suspension of biometrics for all visa applicants and for all categories of visas (short- stay and long- stay)
f) If documents are missing for all the regular applications, then the application will not be accepted at the France Visa Application Center, Mumbai. And it will take 7 -10 working days for the processing of the visa.

Visa Charges:

Entry Type Visa Fee VFS Fee Remark Location
Normal 4000.00 933.00 For applicants applying from Mumbai- Fees payable in cash.
VFS charges : Rs. 933 + Cash Handling charges : Rs. 60.
Mumbai

Although due care has been taken in compiling the contents of this website, RS Travel and Tours accepts no liability in respect of any errors or omissions contained or referred to in it.