Visa Application Guidelines
Depending on the purpose of your travel to France, there are
different types of visas that will apply to the occasion.
Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or work and
reside in France permanently, you will have to apply for a
different France Schengen Visa, accordingly.
You can apply for the France Visa since 1997 when France, as a Member
of the European Union, also became a member state of the
Entry Restrictions in Response to Coronavirus
the Coronavirus outbreak, France and the rest of the EU and
Schengen Area members imposed an EU-wide entry ban on
third-country nationals in mid-March 2020. Entry restrictions
are frequently changing based on the COVID-19 situation in other
countries. Read “Travelling
to France Amid COVID-19 – Everything You Need to Know” to
get the latest updates regarding France
entry restrictions and other measures imposed by French
required documents for a France Visa Application:
Download the France Visa Application form, fill it
completely and with sincerity. You can also fill the France
Schengen Visa application form electronically and then print
a hard copy.
2 photos must be attached; the photo should be of passport
format – a recent whole-face capture with a light
background. Learn more about photo
requirements and specifications for a French Visa.
Your passport and copies of your previous visas – valid for
at least 3 months beyond the return date – are required.
Your passport must have at least two blank pages.
A copy of your return ticket reservation. It is not
recommended to purchase the ticket before obtaining the visa
– if not otherwise required.
Travel visa insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000 €
coverage within France and the entire Schengen area. In
order to apply for a French visa, the French
embassy/consulate requires a Schengen travel insurance
policy that is valid in all Schengen countries. French
embassy/consulate also requires the confirmation of coverage
letter as the proof of coverage to be submitted along with
other requested documents and France visa application.
A cover letter stating the purpose of a visit to France and
Flight ticket reservations. Find out how to get a flight
reservation for France Visa Application without paying
for the actual flight.
Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in France. Book
a hotel in France online!
Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth
certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration
card if applicable)
Means of subsistence – Proof of sufficient financial
means for the period of stay. As the European Commission
specifies, any foreigner seeking to enter France, since 19
June 2014, when applying for France visa must be able to
attest to the France Embassy or Consulate possessing the
daily money amount of 120€ if
holding no proof of prepaid accommodation. However, if the
applicant has a prepaid hotel, then this amount reduces to 65€/daily for
the period of covered hotel accommodation, while the rest
Also, in case the applicant proofs cheaper forms of
accommodation the amount decreases to 32.25€/
Please check more details via https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/france-visa/
Please note the organizing committee of the conference is not
authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the
Invitation Letter. Should your application be denied, the
organizing committee of the conference cannot change the
decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will the
organizing committee engage in discussion or correspondence with
the consulate or the visa center on behalf of the applicant.
The invitation letter will be issued upon request after the