Visa Information


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FINLAND    FRANCE    FRENCH POLYNESIA
 
FRANCE
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
 
 Visa Requirements
Business

1.Original passport valid for at least six months

2.One application form with all columns filled in and 2 recent photographs in the size of 3.5 cms x 4.5 cms with white / light background.

3.Covering letter from the COMPANY mentioning name and designation of the applicant and that of the signatory of managerial or executive level giving brief sketch of applicant's itinerary, name, address and email of the company to be visited

4.Copy of INVITATION LETTER from French company

5.Copy of income tax papers of last three year, last six month bank statement, last 3 months salary slips

6. Photocopy of OVERSEAS medical insurance policy + REPATRIATION, evacuation cover (equivalent to 30,000 euros).

7. Copy of air ticket or PNR (booking printout).

8.Confirmed prepaid hotel reservation.

Important!
•Frequent flyers can apply for a one-year visa (longer validity) with an overseas medical insurance policy of one year. The passport must be valid accordingly.
•For applicants going on training, the host organization has to get a clearance from the DDTEFP department of the French ministry in France and photocopy of the DDTEFP has to be attached with the covering letter from the host.

•Employed applicants to submit a letter from the employer with details of employment and leave.
•Self employed applicants to submit proof of business i.e. firm's registration or partnership deed.

•No visa will be issued on additional pages.

TIME TAKEN: 10 TO 15 working days

Tourist

1.Original passport valid for at least six months

2.One application form with all columns filled in and 2 recent photographs in the size of 3.5 cms x 4.5 cms with white / light background.

3.Covering letter IN ORIGINAL signed by the applicant. For self employed/ businessman, going on tourist visa, covering letter preferably on company's letterhead is required

4.Copy of CONFIRMED prepaid hotel reservation OR sponsorship certificate (attestation d'accueil*) IN ORIGINAL

5.Copy of ITINERARY prepared by the travel agency (for those going on tour)

6.Copy of income tax papers of last three year, last THREE month bank statement, last 3 months salary slips

7.Photocopy of OVERSEAS medical insurance policy + REPATRIATION, evacuation cover (equivalent to 30,000 euros).

8.Copy of air ticket or PNR (booking printout).

9.For minor travelling alone the visa application must include an authorization from both his/her parents to travel alone. The authorization has to be certified by an entitled Indian authority and enclose copy of the parents' identity.

If the minor is travelling with an adult other than his/her parents, this adult has to be legally authorized by the minor's parents to accompany him/her and take any measure that be needed in case of illness, accident,etc.

If the minor is accompanied by only one of his/her parents, the other one should give his/her legal authorization to let her/his child travelling with his/her spouse.

10.For any student under 18, applicants are requested by the French authorities to provide with either a photocopy of certificate from their school or university or any other document as a proof of their enrollment as a student or apprentice.

11.The photocopy of certificate from school or university or any other proof of professional or educative occupation is also requested whenever a young person over 18 is depending on his parents for his/her living expenses

12.Domestic help at the private service of a foreign national or a French national, accompanying his employer to France for a short stay needs to hold a working permit, like any foreigner going to work, full time or part time, in France.

Submission of a contract established between the employee and the employer in accordance with the French Labour law, approved by the DDTEFP( Direction du travail, de l’emploiet de la formation professionnelle) center of the employer’s place of vacation is compulsory for application for a visa.
The documents must be arranged in the order given above.

Important!

•Employed applicants to submit a letter from the employer with details of employment and leave.
•Self employed applicants to submit proof of business i.e. firm's registration or partnership deed.
•Unemployed applicants and students can submit their spouse's / parent's financial papers AND a letter of employment or business.
•Copy of marriage certificate wherever necessary for e.g. if wife's passport is in maiden name.
•No visa will be issued on additional pages.
•Children must travel on their individual passports

TIME TAKEN: 10 TO 15 working days