Celebrate culture and heritage in one of Europe’s grandest republics. Home to fashion, exquisite wine and cuisine, France was the most visited country last year. Indian tourists were no exception to the French call. In 2017, the consulate at New Delhi issued close to 51,000 visas. So, if you haven’t got your France Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi yet, it is not a surprise.
There is no reason to panic though! In this article, we will tell you what all you have to do to get a France Schengen visa appointment and what you can do if you are unable to get one. If you wish, we can also book the France Schengen visa appointment on your behalf, you’ll just have to fill out the Schengen visa appointment form.
Once you get an appointment, read our article to know about all the required documentation.
How do I get a France Schengen Visa appointment in New Delhi- The Basics
You will need to visit the French consulate website in India to start applying for your visa and then book your appointment.
The link will redirect you to the page shown in the image above.
Clicking on “Get a Visa” will take you to the page as shown in the image above. It lists the visa application process.
After reading the instructions carefully, scroll down and click on the link under “Complete your application online” to start applying for your visa.
You will find further instructions on the visa application process on the next page. Click on “Access” to start applying for your France Schengen visa.
Fill in the form on the left-hand side for a new registration and click on “Create an account” to start your visa application process.
Visit this link to find out more information on the France Schengen visa application process for Indians.
What do I do when there are no appointment slots available for France Schengen visa?
If you are having trouble getting a France Schengen visa appointment date, try these options:
Apply in a different jurisdiction
Still haven’t heard back from the consulate about your France Schengen visa appointment? In this case, we recommend that don’t wait any longer and apply at the next closest jurisdiction. Applying at other nearby centers may help you secure the appointment earlier.
Change the main Schengen consulate you are applying to
The Schengen countries like France are usually booked out well in advance. In such cases, you can try your luck by applying to the consulate of smaller Schengen countries like Slovakia or Malta. There is a good possibility that you might secure an appointment with these consulates as they don’t have a large influx of visa applications.
When applying for a Schengen visa, you will have to show the officials tentative travel plans to for that country. Just follow this link to make the temporary flight and hotel bookings and we will help you make such bookings.
You can read more in our article on how to book an appointment when no appointment slot is available.
You can wait for a cancellation of a France Schengen visa appointment
We know that this option sounds risky since there are absolutely no guarantees about securing the Schengen visa. But it is worth having a crack at it! You will have to wait for someone to cancel their France Schengen visa appointment. Book the slot as soon as it opens up. Keep multiple browser tabs open for all consulates in your country and regularly refresh the tabs.
There have been many cases wherein patient customers have secured an appointment just by patiently waiting for a cancellation. We have a team dedicated to watching for any Schengen visa appointment cancellations and can help you secure a booking as soon as a slot opens up.
If you want us to do this for you can procure our services by filling our Schengen visa appointment form.
Do you want us to get you your France Schengen visa appointment?
We can help you get your France Schengen visa in the following countries:
Corporate employees and business professionals residing in India, US, and the UK, in need of a Schengen visa at short notice, have been procuring our services for a few years now. We usually arrange for Schengen visas for such customers within 7-15 days.
This option, however, is subject to the availability of slots in the consulate of your choice. We will also try to get you the appointment in all the nearest consulates. Click here to know more about getting a France Schengen visa appointment in 7 days here.
We are not the controlling authority when it comes to fixing the fees for an appointment, but we get in touch with the travel agents to get a price quote from them. This quote depends on the demand and availability at any given time. Click here for our Schengen visa appointment form.
Fill the above form. Initially, no payment is required from your end.
Within 8 hours of the form submission, we will send you an email regarding the availability of a slot and the consulate where it is available.
Once we receive your confirmation, we will send you the appointment details and reference number for the purpose of verification.
That’s all! You are now ready to attend the appointment and go to France!
FAQs on Schengen visa appointments
Read this section for any queries that remain unanswered.
Will I be able to book one appointment for my whole family?
No, you are required to book individual appointments for each member of your family.
Can you book the Schengen visa appointment for me?
Head on to our website and just fill our Schengen visa appointment form, to enlist our help in getting your Schengen visa appointment.
Where can I verify my appointment?
You can verify your appointment on the government website.
What is the appointment fee charged by you?
The appointment fee is fixed by the consulate. For the services we render, we charge INR 1000 above the quote mentioned by our agents.
Is the appointment fee refundable?
The fee is fully refundable if we are unable to get you the appointment. Once we have received confirmation from you, we will not be able to refund you.
Could my France Schengen visa application get rejected?
The most common reasons for rejection of visa applications include:
Travel insurance invalidity
No evidence of travel itinerary
How early can I apply for the France Schengen visa?
It is recommended that you apply for your Schengen visa at least 3 weeks before your intended date of travel to account for any processing delays.
Can I apply for a visa if my passport is more than 10 years old?
While applying, all applicants must have a passport that is less than 10 years old. We usually recommend applicants that they renew their passports before applying for a visa.
What details are required in order to book an appointment?
Your name, passport number, expiry date, and passport issue date are needed to book an appointment. For additional information that is required, we will correspond with you via email.
Is it mandatory to have a travel insurance for France Schengen visa?
Yes, the EU charter states that an applicant must provide proof of travel insurance that covers emergency expenses to a minimum of 30,000 Euros.
How long does it usually take to book a France Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi?
We usually take around 8 to 10 hours, as we will be checking with all nearby consulates for the availability of a slot as well.
Within how much time must I make the payment?
You will have 1 hour to complete the payment before our reseller puts the appointment up for auction for other customers in need of an appointment.
What is the accepted mode of payment for the appointment fee?
You can pay us through a direct bank transfer, PayuMoney, or Western Union.
Which all countries are covered under your Schengen visa appointment booking service?
We are currently in operation in UK, USA and India. We will be adding more countries to this list in the coming months.
Contact information for Embassy of France French consulate in Pondicherry
Address: Embassy of France
Tele: 011 4319 6100
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