France Tourist Visa (Schengen visa)

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France Tourist Visa (Schengen visa)

France is the ultimate tourist destination for many Indians with over 83.5 million tourists visiting France every year. If you want to visit France, then you need to get a France tourist visa known as "France Schengen visa" or short stay visa which along with France allows you to visit all the other Schengen countries . So one visa to visit all the best countries of Europe. 

In India, VFSGlobal handles all your visa needs and is now partnered with VFS to provide visa services, get your visa application form filled and processed including biometric collection right from your home.

In addition to that, you can convert your visa expense into travel expense with blinkvisa visa . How ? Apply for any visa with us and get 100% cashback of your visa fee which can be used to book your flight, hotel, activities & travel insurance at cost price with no markup on our home page. We have discounts upto 30% on hotel & insurance and atleast INR 400 discount of flights. 

Read this blog to know everything about the visa fee, documents required, processing time and how to apply for your visa without fear of rejection. Over 10% of France visa is rejected so be careful when applying for one. 

 Also, it is important to have an appointment with VFS to submit your visa application. If you need help in getting your appoinment, then get in touch with us and we can help you get your appointment immediately. 


It is a sticker visa endorsed in your passport which allows you entry into France along with 26 other Schengen countries for the duration and period mentioned in your visa copy. 
You are allowed to submit your application form with the France consulate only if 
  • If you intend to stay the maximum number of days in France
  • If your spending equal number of days in France along with other Schengen states but France is your first point of entry

So be sure of which schengen consulate you should apply in before you submit your documents to avoid visa rejection

At the Immigration :
You need to present the following documents at immigration

Additionally you may be asked to provide proof of funds and other details about your travel.

The visa fee when you apply with VFS is INR 7090 . If you want to get your visa from your home including bio metrics, we can help you get one at an additional cost of INR 3500. 

The processing time is anywhere between 7 to 20 days and it depends mainly on which city you are applying from, if you apply in Bangalore or Mumbai where the france has it's consulate general, you can get the visa sooner since VFS need not courier your documents.

Your maximum stay period will not be 90 days, but will depend on the days you have requested with proof of accommodation and return ticket. The embassy may add 2 to 3 days buffer meaning if you duration of travel is 10 days then your visa may be approved for only 15 days. 

The validity period will be the the dates mentioned in your visa application form. If you are travelling between 20th july and 30 th July. then your visa validity will be for example 18th july to 3rd of august. 

Visa Information

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Processing Time

(Working days)

7 - 10 Days

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Stay period

(Continuous days)

Max 89 Days

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Up to 6 Months

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Type of Entry


Documents required for France Tourist Visa (Schengen visa)

Other than the above documents, Some additional documents are required based on your profile.

  • Original Leave sanctioned certificate with company seal and signature
  • Last 3 months salary slip

  • Business Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed/GST certificate/IT returns
  • Company's updated bank statement of last 3 months
  • Company's IT returns for 3 years

  • Proof of Pension such as pension pay order certificate
  • if retired from a private firm, then last 6 months bank statement

  • School / College / Institute ID Card
  • Bonafide certificates

  • Birth Certificate
  • NOC from the parents / non-accompanying parent on Rs 100/- stamp paper
  • ID proof of parent-like passport or PAN card

  • Invitation letter
  • Inviter's ID passport or PR    
  • Address proof like any Electricity bill, any Utility bill, etc.

  • 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.

How to apply for France Tourist Visa (Schengen visa)

If want to apply from the comfort of your home then it is nowhere easier than with

We have a Simplified process :

  1. Click on the " Book Appointment" button on the right.
  2. Provide us with your basic information such as name, email & number of applicants.
  3. Complete the initial payment of just INR 500 & get a full cashback of INR 7,090 into your wallet.
  4. Use your BlinkWallet to purchase your flight, hotel, activities and other needs for your France trip. 
  5. Once your visa is approved, Embassy will intimate you via SMS and Email, You can either pick up the passport from the embassy or you can opt for courier services.

At blinkVisa we excel at two things, taking the pain out of applying for visa & ensuring that your trip is not ruined by unforeseen visa rejections.

How do we do it?

Our assistance begins right from the time you submit your request. Our internal agent will look at each application and create the list of documents you need to submit to successfully get a visa. Then our customer support will call you and give you a brief of all the documents that need to be sent. Should you accept our proposal, A visa expert will be assigned to visit your place at your convenient time. 

The expert will handle all the process and solve all your queries.Your document is then submitted to the verification team who will scrutinise each and every document to ensure that it meets the requirements as per schengen rules.

Once we receive an ok from our team, we will take it to VFSGlobal with your presence for further processing.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Your visa valdity depends on what is mentioned on your sticker under the column valid through. The date mentioned in your visa is the date upto which you can stay in Europe.

The short stay visa and takes the form of a sticker affixed to your passport. The definition of “short stay” is a stay of "90 days in any 180 days period". This means that the total duration of stay is of a maximum of 90 days in any period of 180 days. The precise length of validity of your Schengen Visa is indicated on the visa sticker under the heading “Duration of visit”. With a single-entry visa, you can enter the Schengen area only once. This is indicated on the visa sticker under the heading "Number of entries" by "1". A two-entry or a multiple-entry visa allows for two or several entries during the validity of the Schengen Visa. This is indicated on the visa sticker by "02" or "MULT" under the heading "Number of entries".

No, not necessarily all Schengen Visas will be granted for 90 days. You can stay for the number of days mentioned in the "days" column in your visa sticker. You need to mention the duration you need your visa for in the application from

 You are free to contest your visa application but this will take time. Instead look over your rejection letter and figure out why your visa was rejected and fix the issues and submit your visa application again. 
Cover letter is a letter which summaries your intent to travel to a country that is part of the Schengen area. In your cover letter you should explain:
* The purpose of your trip
* When and where you intend to travel
* How your trip is going to be funded
* Day-by-Day itinerary for your trip
* Duration of the trip

You cannot extend your France short-stay while in France except in special circumstances, and exceeding your permitted period of stay is considered an act of illegality or criminality. Instead, you must return to your home country within the permitted period of stay and apply for another France Visa if necessary.

A short-stay France Visa allows you to enter and stay in a France territory for a maximum period of 90 days within a period of six months.

We recommed that you apply around 1 month before your intended date of travel. Otherwise it can be too late or too early in which case you will not get your visa. We recommend you apply within 15 days of your travel. 

Typically, it takes anywhere from 10 to 15 days to process in the France Embassy/Consulate. The processing time also depends on if you have the consulate general of France in your city.For example there is a france embassy in Bengaluru. So the visa process will be faster typically around 3 working days to be approved. 

Applicants can check the status online using the France VFS Reference number and Date of Birth. Kindly visit the Track Your Application section of the VFS France website.

Yes. Appointment is mandatory when applying for any Schengen visa. Get in touch with us and we can help you get your appointment sooner.

Yes. Every member of the family needs an individual appointment.

Schengen Visa must be applied from the Embassy / Consulate of the country where you will be staying for the maximum number of days. If your stay has an equal number of days in each country then you must apply to the Embassy / Consulate of the country which would serve as the first port of entry. 

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