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 to get a France Schengen visa appointment in Delhi?
Setting up the France Schengen visa appointment from Delhi can be done from the official website of VFS France Delhi. Let us briefly explain the process:
Applying for France Schengen Visa
Visit the French consulate website in India and fill up the online application form.
For this, you will need to register yourself. Click on ‘Get a Visa’ as displayed in the image below:
Next click on “Complete visa application online” to register yourself. You need to fill your name and email for the registration as shown below:
After the registration is successful, you can proceed to fill up the Schengen France visa application form neatly, accurately, and as per instructions given.
You have to fill up several details like personal, previous travel and then submit all the required documents online.
Note: You need the hard copy of documents later on when visiting the embassy for France Schengen visa appointment in Delhi or any city in India.
Set France Schengen Visa appointment in Delhi
After you fill-up the entire information and submit your documents, you will need to set up the appointment as per your requirement and appointment availability as there is only limited number of appointments which can be handled in a day by France VFS Delhi.
Once this is done, you need to take the hard copies of all required documents along with duly filled application form with you.
Getting the France Schengen Visa Appointment in Delhi – Easy Way
As you can see, you may need to research and spend a lot of time on the visa; that’s why we recommend going through an expert visa service provider. Travel Visa Bookings can assist you at every point with all the requirements, documentation, setting up the appointment, and even make personalized packages for you.
To know more you can visit France Schengen visa for Indians.
What to do when there are no appointment slots available for France Schengen visa?
If you are having trouble getting a France Schengen visa appointment in Delhi, 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 centres 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
What is VFS France Delhi?
Visa Facilitation Service is an outsourced company which provides visa services as well as diplomatic missions worldwide. They are most popular and used for non-discretionary visa and passport services for the governments of various countries.
How to get VFS France Appointment?
You have to visit VFS France section on its website and fill up the online application form; submit the documents and set up your appointment date as per convenience and availability.
Will I be able to book one France Schengen visa appointment for my whole family?
No, you are required to book individual appointments for each member of your family.
Can you book the France Schengen visa appointment for me in New Delhi?
Yes. You can head over 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 France Schengen Visa appointment?
You can verify your appointment on the government website.
What is the France Schengen Visa 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 France Schengen Visa appointment fee refundable?
If the appointment was not set, your fee will be refunded to you; but when we receive the confirmation from you, the refund won’t be possible.
What are the main reasons for France Schengen visa getting rejected?
The most common reasons for rejection of visa applications include:
- No or improper travel itinerary
- No or invalid Travel Insurance
- Discrepancy in documents
- Previous travel records (if you exceeded your stay last time or committed a crime)
- No or doubtful living expense proof
How early can I apply for the France Schengen visa in New Delhi?
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 France Schengen 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 a France Schengen visa 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 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 for France Schengen visa appointment?
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 the UK, USA, and India. We will be adding more countries to this list in the coming months.
Where is France VFS Delhi located?
Address: Mezzanine Level Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Baba Kharak Singh Rd, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Contact information for Embassy of France French consulate in Pondicherry
Address: Embassy of France
Tele: 011 4319 6100