Visa Documents Requirement

If you are looking for a dream destination, then France may well be the place for you. From stunning stretches of coastline to snow-capped peaks and somewhere between, sea, land, and city, there’s a French adventure for everyone to enjoy. So, whether you’re looking for the glittering lights of a big city or a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of busy modern life simply get a France tour package and set off to find what you are looking for. But please make a note in order to travel to France; all UK residents must apply for a France visa online.
Depending on the purpose of your travel to France, there are different France visa types. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study, or work and reside there permanently, you will have to apply for a different France Schengen Visa. The France visa is a part of the Schengen system of visas. The Schengen visa has made traveling within the 26 European countries easier than ever before. When you travel under a Schengen visa, once you’ve arrived in the country you will be able to travel to member countries freely without a systematic process of customs controls, passport checks, border points, and most importantly without the need of applying for another visa separately.
If you’re traveling to France and need to apply for a France Schengen visa, please find below the France visa requirements for UK citizens:

Documents required for France Visa Application:

  • Original Passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into France with a minimum of two blank pages
  • Copies of old passports or old visas (if available)
  • A duly completed and signed France visa application form
  • Two recent colored photographs as per France visa photo specifications - against white background taken in the last 3 months, 35 mm X 45 mm in size, matt finish, and 80% face coverage
  • Bank statement of last 6 months with sufficient balance; updated and attested
  • Income Tax Returns or Form 16 for the last 3 years
  • Confirm return flight ticket
  • Confirmed hotel reservation
  • Cover Letter – explaining clearly your purpose of the visit
  • Travel Insurance (minimum coverage of EUR 30,000)
  • Daywise travel itinerary explaining the trip

Additional visa requirements for France:

1. If you are employed -

  • Employment certificate
  • Leave permission from the employer
  • Leave sanctioned certificate
  • Last 3 months' salary slip
  • Bank statements for the last 6 months
  • Income Tax Return form or TDS certificate

2. If you are self-employed -

  • Copy of business license or Proof of business registration
  • Updated company bank statement for the last 6 months
  • Company income tax returns for the last 3 years
  • Visiting card

3. If you are a student -

  • Proof of enrolment
  • NOC from the educational institute where enrolled
  • School or College ID card

4. If you are a minor -

  • Birth certificate
  • France visa application signed by both the parents
  • Cover letter signed by both the parents
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the parents
  • ID proof of the parents

5. If you are retired -

  • Proof of retirement
  • Pension statement

6. If your visa is being sponsored -

  • Sponsorship letter
  • Sponsor ID proof
  • Updated bank statements

Additional documents required depending upon the type of visa and purpose of visit:
1. If you are visiting friends or family with a France visitor visa -

  • Letter of Invitation
  • Attestation d’accueil (a hospitality certificate issued by the French authorities of your host’s city of residence in France)
  • Passport or Resident Permit copy
  • Address proof of the host
  • Proof of relation with the host

2. If you are going on a honeymoon –

  • Marriage certificate
  • Engagement or Wedding invitation card
  • Wedding photographs

3. If you are applying for a France Business visa -

  • Invitation letter from the French company
  • Covering letter from the UK company
  • Personal bank statements
  • Personal income tax return for the last 3 years
  • Company bank statements
  • Proof of company registration
  • A copy of the admission card or entry pass if attending a training program, trade fair, conference, seminar, etc.

4. If you are applying for a France Work Visa –

  • CV or resume
  • Copies of academic certificates
  • Experience certificate from past employers
  • Appointment letter
  • Reference letter

5. If you are applying for a France Transit Visa –

  • A valid visa for the country you are traveling to
  • Flight ticket to your destination country

6. If you are applying for a France Student Visa –

  • Proof of admission to an accredited university or educational institute in France
  • Accommodation proof (letter from the hostel authorities or lease agreement if staying at a private residence)


  • Proof of civil status like a Marriage Certificate or a Death Certificate of the Spouse, etc., and supporting financial documents such as Fixed Deposits, Share Certificates, Property Investments, and any other Investments, etc. are optional and may be asked for.
  • Personal Appearance is mandatory at the Visa Application Center (VAC) for the biometrics and document submission.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding documents required

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