When you think of France, the first thing that comes to the mind is “Eiffel Tower”, right? France is the symbol of love and romance. Also, it is famous for beautiful landscapes. Most of the people dream of visiting France at least once a lifetime. So, the process of booking appointments has made online too. People can book their France visa appointment just by sitting at their homes.

If you are here to know about how to schedule France visa appointment, then you have reached the right article. Here we are going to discuss each and every important thing about appointment for obtaining  France Visa.

France Visa Appointment

France visa Appointment is a bit long process. You cannot directly apply for appointment to visit France. Before starting with the visa appointment procedure, there are few steps which we need to follow and keep in mind. These are as follows:

Step 1: Seek information on your situation

This helps you to gather information on your situation and check if you need a visa or not. If there is need of getting visa then check your visa requirements, supporting documents and the required visa fees through visa wizard.

If you visited the Schengen area within the past 6 months, then use Visa Calculator tool to determine the number of days remaining for your authorized stay.

Step 2: Fill the Visa Application form

You need to fill the visa application form by providing all the required documents.

Step 3: Book your France Visa Appointment 

The application forms for visas are accepted at the Fresh Visa Application Centre through prior appointments. You need to book an appointment to submit the application form in VFS GLOBAL visa application centre or through France- Visas (The official website for France).

Step 4: Submit your application form

You must submit your application form by person i,e. offline method by visiting your nearest visa application centre.

Step 5: Track your application form

You can track the application form online. You will be notified when your passport is ready from the nearest visa centre where you applied for the France Visa appointment. In some cases, the passports are also sent by postal services.

also read

France visa from India

Tourist visa for France

Schengen visa 

VFS Global centers in India

The applicants residing in India and wish to visit France must go any of the nearby VFS Global centres in India. The centres are located in:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Kolkata
  • Chandigarh
  • Goa
  • Delhi
  • Jaipur
  • Hyderabad
  • Jalandhar
  • Chennai
  • Kochi
  • Mumbai
  • Puducherry
  • Pune
  • Kathmandu

How to book a France Visa Appointment?

There are two methods to book France Visa Appointment. Let’s discuss both the methods step by step for clear understanding:

Through France- Visas (The Official Website for France)

  1. Visit the official website of France.
  2. Select “step 3: Book your Appointment” option.
  3. Click on the link “Country of application page”.
  4. Select your continent “Asia”.
  5. Then select your location “India”, if you are applying for France Visa Appointment from India.
  6. After this, you will be redirected to a new page. Scroll down and click on “whom should I contact?”
  7. Various VFS Centres will be displayed on the screen. You have to visit the nearest centre to book France Visa Appointment.
  8. Choose the VFS centre as per your convenience and click on “Book an Appointment”.
  9. You will be redirected to the official website of VFS GLOBAL Visa Application Centre.


As we discussed earlier, to book France visa appointment, it is compulsory to fill a visa application form online. It is available on the official website of France (the link is mentioned above).  To book France Visa Appointment follow the steps mentioned below:

Visit the official website of VFS Global.

  1. If you have already filled the France visa application form, choose the second option and click on “I accept- Book an appointment now in India”.
  2. Create an account with your email ID and a strong password.
  3. Enter all your required details and pay the fees.

In this way, your France Visa Appointment will be booked just by following these simple steps.

How to track the validity of France visa appointment?

If you have already booked the France Visa Appointment and want to track its validity, then you can do this in just few minutes.

Step 1: Visit the official website of VFS Global.

Step 2: Select the last option i,e. 4th.

Step 3: Click on “Validate Appointment”.

Step 4: Enter your ARN Number and Passport which is provided in the appointment letter. Click on “Submit”

In this way, you can track the validity of France Visa Appointment.

How to reschedule the France Visa Appointment?

If you want to reschedule your France visa appointment, you can reschedule it twice and up to only two working days prior to your scheduled date.  Further if you wish to change the date then it will be considered as a fresh appointment along with new service charge.

Follow the steps mentioned below to reschedule the France Visa Appointment:

Step 1: Visit the official website of VFS Global.

Step 2: Scroll down till the end until you see the option to reschedule the appointment. Click on the link “Click here”.

Step 3: Sign in with your email and correct password.

In this way, you will be redirected to a new page and there you will be able to reschedule the France visa appointment.


  1. Can I cancel my France Visa Appointment?

Yes, you can cancel your France Visa Appointment but the service charges will not be applicable. You can cancel France Visa Appointment  2 working days before the scheduled date.

  1. Are there any terms and conditions for France Visa Appointment?

Yes. The services charges are non- refundable if:

  • You miss the appointment on the scheduled date.
  • Application is incomplete and non- accepted.
  • You decided not to proceed with the application form
  • You cancel your appointment.

So, this was all about France Visa Appointment. If this article seems helpful to you, please mention in the comment section.