Visiting the Eiffel Tower is a big dream for all. Apart from being the world’s romantic capital, Paris is also famous for its Gothic castles, beaches, wine, cheese, and other cuisines. In fact, France, in general, has a lot in store for avid travellers. Now, get a France visa from Bangalore to take some time out from the hustle-bustle of the city to make memorable moments in France.

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Did you know?

Getting a France Schengen visa not only enables you to visit Paris or any other city in France, but it also entitles you to visit the neighbouring Schengen countries as well.

While a France Schengen visa may cost you up to INR 7680, you will get a 100% cashback on the complete France visa from Bangalore only Here!

Schengen France Visa Bangalore

France visa is typically a France Schengen visa which entitles you to visit the Schengen countries. Let’s understand the advantage of applying for a Schengen France visa from Bengaluru will bring you.

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Essential Information on Schengen Visa

France is one of the Schengen countries, which has an agreement to allow tourists to visit any of the Schengen countries with a single visa. Thus, the name Schengen visa. Typically, this visa allows you entry into any of the 26 countries. In fact, with a Schengen visa, you don’t need to take individual visas to these countries listed below. Hence, it saves both time and effort.

Schengen visa countries

A France Schengen visa is one that you can use for visiting France or other Schengen states. The only important factor is that France will be your entry port or you will be spending more days in this country.

When to apply for a France Schengen visa?

You can apply for a France Schengen visa when

  • France is your first point of entry to the Schengen zone and you will be spending an equal number of days in more than one country there.
  • You will be spending more number of days in France than in other Schengen states.
  • You are visiting only in France

With a France visa from Bangalore, you can visit the other Schengen countries too!

Earlier, we established that a Schengen visa although a single visa, it allows you entry into a total of 26 countries. Thus, by applying for a Schengen – France visa, you get to visit these 26 countries. For instance, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Italy, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, to name a few.

France Visa Application

The core elements of France visa application online are as follows;

  • processing time
  • the validity of the visa
  • stay period and number of entries

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France visa important points to remember

  • France Visa processing time is 7-10 working days. There could be a slight delay if there are holidays in between
  • The visa validity will be only until you depart from the last Schengen state. You must submit the travel itinerary. The visa officer will allot you a visa which will be valid only up to those specified days.
  • Stay period with a France Schengen visa will also be only until the last day of your tour.
  • France visa can be either single-entry or a multiple-entry visa. This depends on your demand in the application. You must specify which type of visa do you need. A multiple-entry Schengen visa allows you to re-enter the same visited country for as long as the visa is valid.

France Visa Fees

France Schengen visa fee for Indians is different for adults and minors (under the ages of 18). While children under the age of 6 get a visa fee waiver, children who are in between the ages of 6-12 years can avail a fifty per cent fee exemption. Needless to say, for applicants above the age of 12, the complete visa fee applies.

However, when you are applying for a French visa from Bangalore, the France visa price may go up to INR. 7680. Nevertheless, the visa fee will be lower for children and free of cost for children under the ages of six.

France Schengen Visa Cost

The France Schengen visa fee is the same for both tourist and business visa

France Visa forVisa FeeBlinkvisa ChargesSGST + CGSTTotalAvail Cashback
Adults (18-years and above)INR 6500INR 100018%INR 7680INR 7680
Minors (6-years and above)INR 3250INR 100018%INR 4430INR 4430

Note: For children below 6-years, the France visa fee is waived off. 

Important

Only at Blinkvisa, you will get a 100% cashback on the complete France visa cost. For instance, when you apply for France visa from Bangalore for two (spouse and self), you will receive a cashback of INR 15360.

France Visa from Bangalore

At Blinkvisa, we help you with the entire processing, right from fixing an appointment to the visa interview. Applying for a France visa for the first time may seem intimidating. However, at Blinkvisa, we ensure to walk you through the complete France visa application process to make it as simple as possible.

Note: First-time applicants must visit the nearest VFS Global to submit the duly filled France visa application form. They must provide their biometrics as well. 

Important

At Blinkvisa, we offer assistance with the France visa application form. We provide you with the complete list of France visa required documents upon registration.

Convert all your visa expenses into your travel expenses

In our endeavour to convert all your visa expenses into your travel expenses, we have introduced cashback on your visa fee. In fact, Blinkvisa is the first and only qualified visa agents providing this offer in India.

Using this cashback, you can get amazing discounts on travel-related expenses and activities. Nevertheless, you can book flight tickets at prices lower than the actual cost price.

Custom-made travel plan

Apart from this, you can also avail a complimentary travel itinerary to make the most of your trip. Often times, a travel itinerary or a well-planned travel plan is essential. And we understand its significance, thus, we handpick the best plan to meet your requirements and preferences.

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Important

Typically, furnishing flight itinerary is crucial for visa application. Needless to say, at Blinkvisa, we also offer a flight itinerary for France visa application. In fact, we can provide you with a travel itinerary for a visa application. Later, you may change or confirm the travel plan post your visa approval.

France Visa Requirements

France visa required documents are similar to any other Schengen visa. Nevertheless, only the primary applicant for a family needs to submit the financial details. It is crucial as the visa officials must be assured that the applicant can afford the travel expenses. Needless to say, it is a major factor influencing visa approval.

France visa from Bangalore documents required checklist

  • Original Passport, which has a validity of at least 6 months and at least two blank pages
  • Duly filled and signed France visa application form
  • Two latest passport-sized photographs of the dimensions 35 mm x 45 mm
  • A personal covering letter explaining the entire travel plan (Sample Personal cover letter for Italy Schengen visa)
  • Copy of updated Bank Statements for the last 3 months with attestation (Online printout is not accepted)
  • IT Return proof / Form 16 for last 3 years
  • Confirmed Flight Tickets (mandatory)
  • Hotel Reservations (mandatory)
  • Travel Insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000 with validity in Schengen states.

Additional requirements for France business visa

  • A cover letter issued by the company you are representing sealed and signed by the authoritative personnel
  • An invitation letter from the host company stating the purpose and duration of your visit.

Note: The passport photo must have a matte or semi-matte finish with 80% face coverage. Also, it must be taken against a white background without borders. 

schengen visa requirements

Important

Getting an appointment can be tricky but we can assure an appointment at the earliest possible date. At Blinkvisa, we offer assistance with the filling of your France visa application form and also with a visa appointment.

Additional documents for France visa

Apart from the above-mentioned documents, a few additional documents may be required. However, these may vary based on the profile of the applicant.

If you are employed
  • Original leave sanction certificate
  • Salary slip of the last three months.
For self-employed
  • Business Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed/GST certificate/IT returns
  • Company’s updated bank statement of the last three months
  • IT returns of the company for the last three years
If retired
  • Original pension pay order certificate
  • bank statement for the last six months if you are retired from a private company
For students
  • Copy of student ID card issued from the respective institution
  • Bonafide certificates if any
For minors
  • Copy of the birth certificate
  • NOC drafted on a stamp paper worth INR 100 issued by the parents or the non-accompanying parent
  • Copy of the parent(s) ID proof

If visiting a friend or relative

  • An invitation letter
  • Inviter’s ID passport or PR
  • Address proof in the form of Electricity bill, Utility bill, etc.

Visiting under sponsorship

The applicant needs to show proof of sponsorship and other documents. It is to ensure the Embassy that the visitor can take care of the travel expenses.

Here is the list of documents for visiting under sponsorship.

  • Sponsorship letter
  • Sponsor’s national ID proof like Passport, PAN card or Resident permit
  • Updated bank statement of last 3 months
  • Income tax returns for the last 3 years.

Did you know?

Applying for a France Schengen visa differs for first-time travellers and subsequent travellers visiting for a second time or otherwise. 

How to Apply for a France Schengen Visa?

The first-time applicants of any Schengen visa countries must provide their biometrics and attend a personal interview. In fact, it is the major requisite not just for France visa but also for other Schengen countries.

Note: The biometrics submitted once would be valid for 59 months. And, during this period, you can apply for online visas for other Schengen countries without the need for biometrics. 

Steps involved in applying for a France Schengen visa from Bangalore

  • Visit Blinkvisa and pay an initial amount of INR 1000 to book an appointment. You may also walk-in to our office.
  • An executive will come to your place and collect your passports and copies of your documents. They are necessary for the visa expert to fill up the application form on your behalf.
  • Once the visa expert fills in the application form, the same will be emailed to you for verification. You must verify the details and immediately inform them if there is any change required.
  • When you have verified the application, the executive will return the passports and documents to you at your earliest convenience.
  • The documents and the application form would be arranged properly.
  • We will also fix the visa appointment for you.
  • Then all you need to do is visit VFS Global for the interview and pay the visa fee (INR 6500) there.

What happens during the Schengen visa interview?

The France Schengen visa interview is conducted at the VFS Global, Bangalore.

  • You need to have an appointment for each applicant for the visa interview.
  • Reach the VFS Global at least 30 minutes before the appointment time so that you reach on time and can relax a while.
  • An executive will receive you and collect the documents. There, the documents verification happens and once it is done, you can move on to the biometrics counter.
  • At the biometrics counter, give the fingerprints of all the 10 fingers for all applicants above the ages of 12.

Address of VFS Global, Bangalore

VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd,
Global Tech Park, No 11 First Floor O’ Shaughnessy Road,
Langford Town, Bangalore 560025
Location Map

Counter Timings: 08:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 15:00 (Monday – Friday)

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Important points to remember

  • Getting an appoint for the Schengen visa interview is tough especially if there are more than one applicants. However, at Blinkvisa, we can possibly arrange for the interview of all applicants on the same day.
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will get a visa. It is subject to individual merits, financial security and confirmation of the travel plans.
  • If you have ever had a US visa issued to you, then getting an approval for a France visa is easy or rather increases the chances of approval.
  • Additionally, Britain is not part of the Schengen area so you need a separate visa to visit there.
  • Most importantly, you should not change the travel plans and dates of the trip. Changing the plans can cause you trouble and can also make the visa invalid. So plan well ahead and stick to the plans for a trouble-free trip.

France visa FAQs

1. Which are the countries I can visit with a France Schengen visa?

You can visit any of the 26 Schengen countries. However, when applying for a France visa, you must furnish reasons for visiting these countries.

2. I have changed my mind, is my France visa fee refundable?

At Blinkvisa, you receive a 100% cashback on your France visa fee even before visiting the VFS which is as good as a refund. Nevertheless, the cashback is credited as Blinkcash in your Blinkwallet account. However, after paying the visa fee at VFS Global, there is no refund.

3. When should I apply for a France visa from Bangaluru?

Ideally, it takes at least 10 working days to process your France visa. Thus, we recommend you to apply at least thirty days before your intended travel date considering the visa appointment schedule.

4. I do not wish to visit the other Schengen countries. Do I still need to apply for France Schengen visa?

Typically, a France visa is a Schengen visa. Thus, even though you do not wish to visit the other Schengen countries, you must apply for a France Schengen visa.