Tourist Visa for France
France is one of the most important Schengen countries. To visit France as Tourist visitors need a Schengen Visa. Schengen visa requirements for every Schengen country is different for each country in Schengen zone. France offers Schengen visa after the successful interview. This article includes all the information ,France tourist visa requirements, application and guidelines. France tourist visa from Pakistan complete information is also mentioned with complete information about France visa from Pakistan guidelines.
France Tourist visa requirements
France visit visa for Tourism has different documents requirements.
Short-stay visa application form duly filled and signed by the applicant. In case of minor(s), form should be signed by both parents.
The French visit visa form for tourism can be downloaded from the following link
Two (2) recent photographs of the applicant.
For France tourist visa an ordinary passport or other recognized travel document is required .The Passport or travel document must be valid for at least three months from the expiry date of the visa applied for. The document must have at least two empty pages.
Applicants for French tourist visa are required to bring all previous passports( if available) and passport copies of used pages on A4 size paper.
Photocopy of applicant’s citizenship card.In Pakistan CNIC (National Identity Card) copy is required.
Third country nationals residing in Other country of citizenship must provide supporting documents related to their legal stay in That country.In Pakistan Third country national residing in Pakistan must provide documents related to legal visa and stay in Pakistan.
Proof of family ties in country of residence and citizenship.In Pakistan applicants for visa to France must enclose photocopy of Family Registration Certificate issued by NADRA
For france visa is a underage children (under 18) is travelling with a single parent, a written consent of the other parent is required with photocopy of his citizenship card.
France visa Documents requirement For Salaried Person
Salaried individuals may include last 6 month salary bank statement, salary slips and reference from employer.The reference letter must include the information including stating name, designation, salary details, duration of employment, address and contact details of the employer, purpose and tenure of visit to the Schengen state(s).
France visa Documents requirement Student
If the applicant for Italian visa is a “student” then he must enclose original signed letter from the applicant’s school/college or University.
France visa Documents requirement Business Man
The business individuals can include their business bank statement for last six months, business card, and income tax proofs. For French visa all the business men must also enclose the proofs of business registration .
France visa Other Documents
A return Air Ticket with complete departure and arrival dates is required.
A Hotel Booking for the duration of the stay is required. Visa applications for France tourist visa are encouraged to include paid hotel bookings.
A valid schengen visa travel insurance of minimum 30000 Euros is required from designated Schengen Insurance company .The insurance must cover the full duration of your travel and stay in Schengen states. The schengen visa travel insurance must be properly stamped and verifiable through insurance company website.
Every visa applicant for Schengen visa must provide the proof of financial means available for his travel and stay in Schengen countries. The financial means may include his visa debit card , credit cards , personal bank statement and hotel membership cards.
The Embassy reserves its right to request additional documents.
Original documents not needed will be returned with passport but only if copies are provided by applicant as requested.
France Visa Photo specifications
France visit visa for tourism photos must have white background
The photo must be sharp,clear and must be printed on high quality paper with high resolution.
- The photo size for visa to France must be minimum 35-40 mm (approx. 1 1/2 inch) wide.
- The photo for France visa application must not be old than 6 month and must be taken from the front.
- The photo for visa to France must show the entire head and the top of the shoulders. The face must occupy 70-80 % of the photograph.
France visa Fee
In Pakistan The AEG Pakistan is responsible for appointment scheduling, documents , passport ,application submission and return of documents. Aeg Pakistan Charge services charges and the French visa fee is deposited in Embassy directly.
The visa fee chard is as Under:
|Applicant||Amount in EUR|
|Schengen Short stay Schengen visa C, less than 90 days||60.00 EUR|
|Children between the age of 6 and below 12 years old.||35.00 EUR|
|Children between below 6||00.00 EUR|
French visa Application Process and guidelines.
Once applicants documents are completed the next stage is to send the documents to the embassy. Different companies are responsible for visa process in different countries. France visa can be obtained after a successful visa Interview. France embassy also collects biometric information.
In Pakistan AEG Travel Services is responsible for documents collection and interview schedule for France Visa.AEG offices are opened from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. All the French visa applicants are required to book the appointment in advance from AEG Travel Services Offices and pay service charges at the designated Public Service Centers of AEG.
France Visa appointments Time frame and guidelines
The Embassy of France strongly advises to book an appointment well in advance before the travel plan.The applicants for French tourist visa can apply for appointment 3 months in advance but not less than 2 weeks.The standard time frame for French visa interview appointment is one month.
In summer French visa applicants are encouraged to get the appointment as early as possible as there are more applications than normal.
Applicants or their representative have to visit AEG office with required documentation and passport to book their appointment.
All the applicants must know that No appointment will be issued over telephone.
France visa Interview and visa approval
Once France visa interview is conducted. The successful applicants are granted France Schengen visa.