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),
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 authorised 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 your stay.
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, Indonesia, Iraq,
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.