Temporary suspension of biometrics - no appointments needed to submit the visa applications at VFS
IMPORTANT NOTICE :
From 1st July 2013 onwards, the French Consulate in Mumbai proceeds with a temporary suspension of biometrics for visa applications applying to all visa applicants and to all categories of visas (short-stay and long-stay).
The applicant does not have to come to the French Consulate, unless being called for an interview. The passports can be collected at VFS or sent back to the applicant by VFS Global.
As a consequence, appointment system at VFS Global has been removed for applicants who fall under the jurisdiction of the Consulate of France in Mumbai.
1. For individual applications : applications for short or long term visa for France can be submitted directly by the applicant himself or a representative at the France Visa Application Center in Mumbai without prior appointment during regular submission timings from 0800 hrs to 1200hrs (Monday to Friday, except holidays observed by the Consulate general of France in Mumbai).
2. For groups : Every month few days are reserved for group applications (group considered as 6 applications and above) ; Travel agents who want to submit more than 6 files have to enquire about the next group day contacting VFS Global directly (firstname.lastname@example.org - Tel : 022 67866014)
Reminder : group applications have to be submitted at the France Visa Application Center at least 10 calendar days prior to the group day.
3. Kindly note that, subsequent to the Group Days at the Consulate General of France in Mumbai, France Visa Application Centre in Mumbai VFS will not be accepting any applications on the below dates :
• 13 September 2013
• 30 September 2013
• 15 October 2013
• 31 October 2013
• 15 November 2013
• 29 November 2013
• 13 December 2013
• 31 December 2013
France Visa Application Centre, 2nd Floor, Aurum House,
Dadyseth Lane, Lane next to Babulnath Temple Entrance
Babulnath, Mumbai – 400 007