Get a visa

Depending on its duration and purpose, each stay matches a specific visa.
This table will help you identify the visa that matches your situation.

Short-stay or “Schengen” visas allow holders to move freely in countries in the Schengen Area for stays not exceeding 90 days per period of 6 months from your first entry to the Schengen Area. Schengen visas may be issued for one or several entries. This type of visa is generally issued for tourism, business travel, family visits.

Long-stay visas are issued for stays exceeding 3 months. The main reasons for issuing this
type of visa are study, work and family reunion.

Visa applications are examined by the Consular Section under which your usual residence falls. To find out the consular jurisdiction applicable to you, please click here.

You will find below all information on visas:
- Submitting your visa application
- Paying visa application processing fees
- The different types of visa
- Important information before submitting your application
- Useful Information
- General Presentation on Schengen Visa by EU

- Key announcements for Indian tourists headed for France
- Visa applications in India: waiver of geographical restrictions
- Visas within 48 hours as of 1/1/2015
- Short-stay visa waiver for Indian tourists visiting the French Island of Reunion
- Update for visa applicants from Nepal
- 5 year Visa to France for alumni of French higher education institutions
- List of approved insurance companies

Last modified on 22/05/2015

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