As per the latest update, please note that with effect from 02nd November 2015, Biometric (fingerprints & digital photo) has become a mandatory requirement for All Schengen Country Visas. Which means that all travelers applying for a Schengen visa will now have to come personally to the respective Embassy/VFS centre for biometric and application submission.
This biometric data will be valid for 5 years and the travelers, who have already given their biometric once, will not need to come personally for biometric/submission for next 5 years.
Following travellers are exempted from biometric
• Children under 12 years of age
• Persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible
• Sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, Heads of State and members of the national Governments (with their official delegations and spouses) if they travel for official purposes.
In this regards, there are very important points that you would need to understand and inform to all your clients as well:-
All visa norms and procedure would remain the same as they are now.Role of Unicorn Tourism Shall continue providing the visa documentation support, DD making, meet & assist, guidance to the clients appearing for biometric. Applicant just needs to appear personally for biometric and rest all will be taken care of by Unicorn Tourism only.
Unicorn Tourism shall also be making over the counter collection on applicant's behalf.
Unicorn Tourism shall be taking the appointment for all Schengen countries on behalf of the applicants.
In case of any shortcoming in visa form or documents, the applicants would be asked to take a fresh appointment and visit again. Hence, we recommend taking Unicorn Tourism expert service to avoid any such hassle or re-visit for visa submission.
Once the biometric is done, it will remain valid for next 5 years and the applicants will not need to come again for their next travel to Schengen countries. Hence, for all such travellers ,,,,,,,,Unicorn Tourism will be submitting and collecting their visas like before.
We strongly recommend you to take ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Unicorn Tourism services for documentation, meet & assist fees arrangements, guidance and collection for all your Schengen travellers for smooth processing of their visas.
While for travelers who have already undertaken biometrics... Unicorn Tourism shall be submitting & collecting their visas without biometrics for next 5 years.
Hence, you may continue sending your Schengen visa applications to Unicorn Tourism and our expert team will review them, guide you and will take care of all processes.
In case the applicant goes directly without screening of their documents by Unicorn Tourism team and later at the time of submission if there is any mismatch/shortcoming/gap in the documentation, then there will be no submission and the entire process needs to be started afresh right from appointment taking. Hence, we strongly recommend you to take Unicorn Tourism expert services for appointment, documentation, fee management, meet and assist and collection for a hassle free visa processing for Schengen countries.
* * * * *We can submit all over India ppts in Mumbai.
W.E. F. 2nd FEB 2015, All the passports will be send by courier to the applicant address Or applicant company address as mentioned in the covering letter. All applicant have to mentioned the courier address on there covering letter. All applicants residing in India can apply at France Visa Application Centre in Mumbai !!!
As per All the Scghengen consulates in Mumbai, henceforth no handwritten passport will be accepted for visa submission. Please note that the Consulate will accept the medical insurance listed by the Consulate.
With Immediate Effect Passports which are issued more than 10 years ago, cannot be accepted any more, the pax will have to take a fresh passport.
Business Visa : PLS NOTE WE NEED TO SUBMIT AT VFS
Valid passport for 3 months from the date of return, One form, Two colour photos 35mm by 45mm white background 60% of the face should be seen, Original Covering letter from Indian company on company letter head in detail, Copy of Invitation letter from France in detail, Personal Income tax papers for last 3 years, Personal Bank Statement of last 6 months, Salary Slips for last 3 months, Listed Overseas medical insurance as per the Air tkt List of Insurance is mentioned below, Return Air ticket and Indian company registration copy, Hotel Booking.
Pax is traveling for business purpose more than 30 days then we required (DDTEFP) letter from France and If Pax is traveling for Training Or to attend the workshop then we required [ APT ] letter from France.
Tourist Visa :
Valid passport for 3 months from the date of return, Two colour photos 35mm by 45mm white background 60% of the face should be seen, Covering letter from pax on company letter head If working then covering letter on plain letter & Leave letter from Indian company, Confirmed Hotel confirmation as per the air tkt, Personal IT paper for last 3 years, Personal bank statement for last 6 months, If working then Salary Slips for last 3 months, Listed Overseas medical insurance as per the Air tkt List of Insurance is mentioned below, Return Air ticket.
If the pax is sponsored by somebody from France for a tourist visa then the consulate require original sponsorship letter [Attestation Di Accuel].
(ATTESTATION DE ACCUICEL)
W.E.F : 2nd November 2015, all applicants have to come personal for submission & biometrics at vfs with prior appointment. Pls note we will take the appointment for submission & assist the applicant at vfs .
Visa Time Taken : 5 to 6 working days
Visa Fee : Rs. 4,445/- Cash + Rs. 1,480/- VFS Charges
VFS Courier charges : Rs. 150/-
Visa Sub. Time : As per appointment timing
Visa Coll. Time : W.E.F. 2nd Feb 2015, All the passports will be send by courier to the applicant's address Or
W.E.F.05th April 2010, The consulate will accept New visa application , the new visa application is available on given website of the France VFS www.vfs-france.co.in