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France Tourist Visa


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France Tourist Visa £195.00


All applicants are required to personally submit their Schengen visa application on their scheduled appointment date.

Applicants who plan to visit the Schengen Area solely for tourism purposes, such as leisure, recreation, or sightseeing, and will arrange their own accommodation (hotel, hostel, B&B, camping, etc.), should apply as tourists.


To be eligible for submitting a Schengen visa application, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Possess a valid travel document and a valid UK residence permit. If the applicant holds a short-stay visa for the UK (C-type visa), they must apply for a Schengen visa from their country of residence. (Refer to the example here for clarification.)
  2. Apply for a short-term Schengen visa to France for purposes such as tourism (including minors), private visits, business, study/conference/seminar, EEA/EU and Swiss national family members, or other short-stay purposes.

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Documents Required

The following list of documents is not exhaustive, and the customer may be asked to provide additional information or documents if requested by the Mission.

Both the standard and supporting documentation must be recent, meaning they should not be older than one month. These documents are mandatory for every Schengen visa application.

Customers are required to bring and present their original documents, but they only need to submit photocopies unless the requirements specify that an original document must be submitted.

Before gathering the necessary documents mentioned below, applicants are advised to carefully review the requirements outlined in the Overview section to ensure they meet the criteria for the chosen visa category.


  1. Visa application form (original)
  1. Original Passport and Photocopy

– The passport must be signed and have at least two blank pages for visa purposes.
– The passport must be valid for a minimum of 90 days (about 3 months) beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area.
– The passport must have been issued within the last 10 years on the day of departure from the Schengen Area.
– While an extended passport may still be valid, a passport that is older than 10 years on the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area is no longer acceptable. In such cases, the customer must first apply for a new passport.

  1. UK Residence Permit and Photocopy

The UK Residence Permit, whether endorsed in the passport or issued as a Biometrics card, must remain valid for at least one month beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area. If the customer is unable to apply for a C-type visitor visa from their country of residence due to having already left the residence country and residing consecutively in the UK for more than six months, it will be considered acceptable.

Supporting Documentation for Schengen Visa Application

Proof of Current Occupation

  1. Employer Letter (Original): A recent (less than one month old), signed and headed letter from your employer is required. This letter must include the company registration number in the UK, contact details, address, date of issue, position, and salary of employment. Additionally, you must include your last three pay slips.
  2. Student Letter (Original): A recent (less than one month old), signed letter from your UK school/college/university is necessary. This letter should be addressed to the Mission and include the name and position of the signee. It must confirm your enrollment, type of studies, completion date, number of lessons (hours) per week, and attendance record.
  3. Self-Employment Letter (Original): A recent (less than one month old), signed, and headed letter is required. This letter should be addressed to the Mission and include the name and position of the signee. It must confirm your self-employment status and, if applicable, state the annual salary drawn from the company. Depending on the circumstances, the letter can be obtained from the customer’s accountant, solicitor, bank manager, or Companies House (Certificate of Incorporation).

If the customer’s name is not mentioned on the Certificate of Incorporation, additional proof demonstrating the connection between the customer and the company should be provided.

  1. Unemployed/retired

To receive benefits, you must provide a recent original letter obtained from your local Job Centre or Pension Service.

Housewife/man (only applicable to spouses/partners): If you are sponsored by your spouse/registered partner, you need to provide the following documents:

  1. Marriage certificate (original + copy): If this document was issued outside the EU and is not in English or French, it should be translated by a certified translator in the UK.
  2. Spouse/registered partner’s passport (copy)
  3. Spouse/registered partner’s proof of occupation (as mentioned in B.1.a, b, or c)
  4. Spouse/registered partner’s proof of funds
  5. Spouse/registered partner’s cover letter (signed & dated) confirming sponsorship

Proof of funds:

  1. Latest 3 months UK current account bank statements showing the applicant’s name, address, and an end balance dated within the last month of the visa application submission date. The balance needs to show a minimum amount of £40.00 per day of stay in the Schengen Area, along with outstanding accommodation and travel fees.
  2. Travellers’ cheques covering the same amount as explained in a.
  3. Credit card(s) and credit card statement showing the cardholder’s name and address. The statement must include information about the monthly limit or the delivery cap.

Proof of travel (airplane, train, boat, coach, (hired) car):

  1. Confirmed return travel tickets: These should mention the customer’s name and travel dates to and from the Schengen Area. Please note that flight tickets should be issued by airlines only and not by travel agencies.
  2. When traveling by car: car registration, car insurance, return travel tickets (ferry or Eurotunnel) mentioning the car’s registration number and driver’s driving license. If the customer is not the driver, a driver’s cover letter (signed & dated)

Proof of Accommodation

To provide proof of accommodation, a confirmed reservation from a hotel, hostel, camping site, or any other lodging establishment is required. This reservation should clearly state the customer’s name, travel dates, and the address details of the accommodation.

In the event that the customer’s name is not mentioned on the reservation, an additional joint travel confirmation letter is necessary. This letter must be signed and dated by the person whose name appears on the reservation. Along with this letter, a photocopy of the same person’s passport or ID card, including the passport signature page if the signature is not on the passport’s bio page, must also be provided.

In the case of a group reservation, a list containing the names of all group members is required. Alternatively, the names of the group members can be mentioned on the travel ticket.

Travel Insurance

A comprehensive travel insurance policy, covering all risks and medical emergencies, is mandatory. The insurance document must clearly display the customer’s name. It should be valid throughout the entire Schengen Area and cover the entire duration of the applicant’s intended stay in the Schengen Area. The minimum coverage for medical emergencies and repatriation, including a clause for such cases, must be at least €30,000.

Please ensure that all the necessary documentation is provided in a timely manner to facilitate the visa application process.

Photo Specification

Please ensure that you include a recent color photograph of yourself, taken within the last six months, adhering to the following specifications:

  1. Background: The photograph should be taken against a plain light background, preferably white or off-white. This will ensure that your features are clearly distinguishable and stand out against the background.
  2. Clarity: The photograph must be of high quality, with your face in sharp focus. This will enable us to accurately verify your identity.
  3. Facial expression: Please maintain a non-smiling expression in the photograph. Additionally, avoid wearing sunglasses, hats, caps, or any head covering, unless it is worn due to religious beliefs or ethnic background.
  4. Printing: The photograph should be printed on regular photographic paper, as obtained from a camera print. This will ensure that the image is clear and of suitable quality.
  5. Attachment: Please securely attach (glue) the photograph to the Visa Application Form.

In the event that the submitted photographs fail to meet these requirements, the visa application will be considered incomplete. In such cases, the applicant will be requested to obtain new photographs from the photo booth available at the visa application center.

Application Forms

To apply for a visa, applicants must complete an online visa application form known as the Visa Application Form (VAF). It is important to note that the application form cannot be filled out by hand.

To begin the application process, each applicant must duly complete and print the online Schengen visa application form by following these steps:

  1. Click on the Schengen Visa Application form link provided in PDF format.
  2. Fill out the online visa application form accurately, ensuring that the information matches the details on your passport.
  3. Go to the Menu bar and select “File.”
  4. Choose the “Print” option and confirm the printing process.

Once the online Schengen visa application form has been printed, the applicant must proceed with the remaining steps:

  1. Sign the completed visa application form in the designated places, specifically the first signature at number 37 and the second signature right below the disclaimer at the end of the VAF.
  2. On the day of your appointment, bring the signed visa application form along with the necessary supporting documents.

It is important to emphasize that hand-filled applications will no longer be accepted at the visa application center. Therefore, it is crucial to schedule an appointment and adhere to the online application process.


You may access and download all the relevant forms from this location.

Sample Visa Form Word: Sample vis -Schengen-WORD.docx

Sample Visa Form PDF: Sample vis -Schengen-WORD.pdf

Application form: Visa Application Form pdf

Processing Time

Customers are advised to submit their Schengen visa applications up to six months before their intended travel date to the Schengen Area.

Please take note of the following:

The processing time for applications starts only upon the Embassy receiving the required documents.

To ensure a smooth process, applications must be submitted at least 15 calendar days before the intended travel date (as mentioned above) and can be submitted up to six months in advance. Failure to adhere to these deadlines may result in the Embassy deeming your application inadmissible. In such cases, your visa application will not be processed, and your passport will be promptly returned to you.

On average, the visa processing time is 15 calendar days. However, in certain instances where additional scrutiny of the application is necessary and/or when it is referred to the German Immigration Service, this period may be extended up to the requirement.

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To proceed with your visa application, please fill out the attached sample form (PDF, Word) completely. If you are unsure about any information, leave it blank. Once you have completed the form, please return it to us along with your passport, BRP card/UK residency, and copies of any previous Schengen visas that you have held.


Please forward the documents through email: sales@globalvisaagent.co.uk


A consultation call will be scheduled after we have received this information to further discuss the application.


After sending the documents you can call us at +442035001580.


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