Two identical ID photos less than 3 months old and meeting set
standards – one of which must be attached to the application form (Size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, with white
background, taken within 3 months.- These cannot have been used for in previous visas)
Short stay visa application form duly completed and signed by
the applicant (or the legal guardian for children) in both places provided (fields 36 and 37 AND
in the signature box at the bottom of the third page), original
A full national private passport or official travel document valid for at least more than 3 months beyond the validity
of the requested visa, with two blank visa pages with the mention “visa” to affix the visa sticker.
Should be issued less than 10 years ago.
Old passports, original
If you are in possession of one or more previous passports, it is mandatory to bring it.
British Residence permit, original
Your British Residence permit (stamped in passport or in the form of an identity card) must also exceed by more than 3
months the validity of the requested visa.
Working certificate, original
A less than a month old official up-to-date letter from your employer stating the position held within the company
as well as the starting date.
Students should provide an up-to-date letter from your College/University
confirming course dates and the period of leave that has been authorized for your trip.
Last three months pay slips, original
Applicable only to those who are employed. If you do not get pay slips or are yet to receive pay slips due to being
newly appointed, please mention this in your working certificate.
Proof of financial means of support,
original Recent statement of your UK current account or traveller’s cheques. As a guideline, a minimum of €60,00 - i.e. £65
- per day spent in Schengen area per person is required.
Hotel booking, copy
A reservation confirmation issued directly by the hotel clearly stating your full names, the dates of check-in and out,
the hotel address and contact details. Hotel booking should cover the whole period of
Proof of travel, original
A confirmed return ticket to France (plane, ferry, bus, etc.) or booking fully paid from your travel agent
The travel insurance should be:
Please note that you must be available on your appointment date to visit the application
centre and provide your finger prints. Failure to do so will result in all charges
being forfeited and the visa being refused.
The following nationalities are usually processed within 15 working days:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Belarus, China (only for Public Affairs Passport holders), Myanmar,
Burundi, Republic of Congo, Democratic People's Republic Korea, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea,
Iran, Islamic Republic of, Jordan, Kazakhstan (only for service passport holders), Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,
Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic,
Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
The following nationalities are usually processed within 5 working days:
Morocco ,Sri Lanka and Tunisia.