France is one of those countries which no traveller will keep off of his list. This is a must-visit destination for all kinds of travellers whether you’re looking for adventure, food, wines, sightseeing, history, architecture, and much more. Right from Bordeaux to Rocamadour to the French Alps, there is a lot to see and do. Moreover, the best thing about France is that it is one of the Schengen countries. Meaning, once you apply for France visa, post the approval, you’re allowed to visit many more countries other than France mentioned in your travel itinerary.

Schengen Agreement was created in 1985 and a total of 26 countries are currently in this agreement. The visa allows you to travel among these 26 countries freely and without any restriction.

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Getting a France visa is easy when you apply for a visa through Blinkvisa. We apply for France visa on your behalf so you don’t have to worry about spending too much time on researching about the type of visa required, documents, or schedule an appointment.

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Brief on How to Apply for France Visa

Applying for a France Schengen visa can be a daunting task at first if you’re not aware of the process. Thankfully, Blinkvisa makes it easy for you by providing you with close assistance with your visa application. We entirely help you with required documents, visa appointment, itinerary and travel plans.

You can also get entire document pick-up and delivery service for your documents if you’re from Bangalore. Read more on how to apply for France visa from Bangalore.

Before you start filling the form, you must first understand the requirements for your visa. As already stated, France has a Schengen visa that means once you get it, you are free to travel to 26 European countries.
But first, you must figure out from which embassy or consulate you need the visa from. Or do you really need to apply for France visa?
You can apply for France visa only if you meet one of the below conditions:
  1. When you are only going to visit France and no other Schengen country
  2. If you will visit multiple Schengen countries but spend the majority of the time in France
  3. When you will spend an equal amount of time in every country you visit, but France will be your first entry point in the Schengen Area

Choosing the Correct Visa Type

Schengen France visa has many visa types and choosing the correct one is extremely important. In the case, you apply for a wrong one, during your interview the interviewer may find out that you needed a different visa, and it may get rejected. That’s why we recommend going through an expert visa agency who will guide you towards the proper selection of visa.

The following types of Schengen Visas are available for you to choose from:

Tourist Visa

As you may have guessed, this visa allows you to explore the country as a tourist. You are not allowed to conduct any business activity or any paid work activity. The visa is valid for 6 months and you are free to travel any time throughout these six months, however, you are not allowed to stay for more than 90 days throughout any 180 day period.

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Business Visa

A business visa allows you to conduct business activities like seminars, conferences, meetings, or investments.

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Visit Visa

You can apply for this visa if your friends or family invited you over. These relatives or friends must be nationals of France (Citizens or Residents.

Medical Visa

You can apply for a medical visa if you’re in need of medical attention. This visa is usually applied when you need a treatment which may or may not be possible in your home country.

Long Stay National Visa

Tourist, Business, Visit, and Medical visas are all short stay where you can stay for a maximum of 90 days. If you need to stay for more than 90 days, you can apply for Long Stay visa but you will have to provide a valid and convincing reason for your stay extension for such time.

This can be used to extend the tourist visa, pursue education, professional activity, or join family members.

You can read more about the types of Schengen visas in detail here.

Cost/Fee for Schengen France visa

Since the recent change has happened on 2 Feb 2020, Schengen visa fees have decided to be increased from 60 to 80 Euros for adults and 35 to 40 Euros for children. One thing you’ll love about Blinkvisa is our confidence in our visa experts. When you apply for a visa through Blinkvisa, you only have to pay INR 1000 to get your visa processes started.

Cashback on the fee

Guess what? Blinkvisa provides you with the entire amount you pay, right back into your wallet. The entire amount of INR 7680 including the Blinkvisa charges is credited into your Blinkwallet and you can use this amount to get discounts up to 15% on your flights, hotels, and activity bookings.

Visa TypeBlinkvisa FeesTax (18%)TotalCashback
Short Stay Visa (Tourist/Business/Visit Visa)INR 1000INR 180INR 7680INR 7680
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Blinkvisa can assist you to get your visa processed from anywhere in the world. We can even apply for a visa on your behalf if you’re from Bangalore. All you have to allow us to visit you collect your documents, or you can visit us at our office location with your documents and get your doubts cleared by our agents.

Applying for France visa

Process of applying for a visa from Blinkvisa is extremely simple. You can understand the flow easily using this process flow:

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Getting into detail about the above process

Process of applying for a visa from Blinkvisa is extremely simple. You can understand the flow easily using this process flow:
  1. Visit Blinkvisa
  2. Select the visa type required and fill up some basic information like name and contact details
  3. Make the initial payment of INR 1000 and immediately receive the cashback of INR 7680 in your wallet
  4. You will receive a call from our visa experts who will suggest the visa you will need based on your requirements, as well as the document requirements.
  5. We shall fix the appointment as per your schedule
  6. Attend the interview and biometrics
  7. Get your visa delivered to your home.
You will not have to worry about anything as our experts will be in constant touch with you throughout your process.

Get your Travel plan Easily

Everything is ready and all that needs is the itinerary of your travel, or you may already have your thoughts on what to do once you visit. But our visa experts can even provide a detailed recommendation based on the best time to travel, as per season, passes you need to have, places you should visit at least once, and much more. You can get a personalized itinerary developed here:

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can I apply for France visa myself?

You will have to find the appropriate embassy/consulate/VAC as per your stay in the Schengen Area. You will also have to find our the proper visa type required as well as documents. That’s why we recommend you to go through and expert visa service provider as they will be able to tell you the proper procedure.

2. What documents do I need to apply for France visa?

There are various mandatory documents required like passport, photo, cover letter, bank statement, itinerary. In addition, there are some additional documents required depending on your current employment status, your nationality, as well as the purpose of the visit. You can find more in detail on France visa requirements.

3. Do you provide pick-up and drop service for documents and passport?

We provide pick-up and drop services for your documents if you are from Bangalore. If you reside in any other state or country, we can completely assist you in getting the visa done in minimum time. You can find more on France visa from Bangalore here.

4. Is the visa fee refundable?

When you apply for a visa through Blinkvisa, you will get the entire visa fee credited back into your Blinkwallet as cashback. You can use this amount to book flights, hotels, and activities as well. However, the fee is not encashable.