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Appointment wait times

Wait times vary depending on the number of applicants and the season.

If you submit your application in Kathmandu, you must submit it a minimum of 15 days prior to your scheduled departure.

For long-stay visas, you must submit your application 1 month prior to your scheduled departure.

You can not submit your application more than 6 months prior to your scheduled departure.


Centre VFS Global à Ahmedabad

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Contact details

Address

Off C G Road
First Floor, Emerald House, Near Parimal Garden Cross
380006 Ahmedabad
Gujarat - INDIA

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Call center

(+91) 22 67 86 60 14
From Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Email

info.francein@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

Monday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Tuesday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Wednesday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Thursday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Friday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

Monday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Tuesday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Wednesday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Thursday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Friday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Bengaluru

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Contact details

Address

Gopalan Innovation Mall,
No 22, Bannerghatta Main Rd,
Sarakki Industrial Layout, 3rd Phase, J. P. Nagar,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076.

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Call center

(+91) 22 67 86 60 14
From Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m

Email

info.francein@vfshelpline.com

Website

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Kolkata

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Contact details

Address

Rene Tower, Building No. 1842, Rajdanga Main Road,
Landmark: Near Geetanjali Stadium
Kolkata 700107
West Bengal - INDIA

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Call center

(+91) 22 67 86 60 14
From Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Email

info.francein@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

monday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
thursday Closed
friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

monday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
thursday Closed
friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed
 

Centre VFS Global à Chandigarh

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Contact details

Address

Elante Offices, Entry from Gate No. 3,
Unit no. B 209, Second Floor,
Office Block B, Plot no. 178- 178A,
Industrial and Business Park, Phase - I
160002 Chandigarh (UT)
Pendjab et Haryana - INDIA

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Call center

(+91) 22 67 86 60 14
From Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Email

info.francein@vfshelpline.com

Site internet

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

monday Closed
tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
wednesday Closed
thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
friday Closed
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

monday Closed
tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
wednesday Closed
thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
friday Closed
saturday Closed
sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Kochi

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Contact details

Address

Coastal Chambers M G Road Ravipuram
1st Floor
Kochi 682015
Kerala - INDIA

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Call center

(+91) 22 67 86 60 14
From Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Email

info.francein@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

monday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

monday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Delhi

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Contact details

Address

Mezzanine Level, Baba Kharak Singh Marg
Shivaji Stadium Metro Station
Delhi 110001
Delhi - INDIA

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Call center

(+91) 22 67 86 60 14
From Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Email

info.francein@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

monday 09:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
tuesday 09:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
wednesday 09:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
thursday 09:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
friday 09:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

Passports received from the Embassy the previous day :
From Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Passports received the same day :
From Monday to Friday between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

 

VFS Global Centre in Goa

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Contact details

Address

Office No. 301,
Patto Plaza,
Panjim Gera Imperium 1,
3rd Floor
403001 Goa - INDIA

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Call center

(+91) 22 67 86 60 14
From Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Email

info.francein@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

monday Closed
tuesday Closed
wednesday Closed
thursday Closed
friday Closed
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

monday  
tuesday  
wednesday  
thursday  
friday  
saturday Closed
sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Hyderabad

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Contact details

Address

Srida Anushka Pride,
Road No. 12, Banjara Hills
-8-2-700, 3rd Floor
500 034 Hyderabad
Télangana - INDIA

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Call center

(+91) 22 67 86 60 14
From Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Email

info.francein@vfshelpline.com

Site internet

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

monday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

monday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Jaipur

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Contact details

Address

Subhash marg(Malan Ka Chauraha),
C Scheme
Mangalam Ambition Tower
302001 Jaipur
Rajasthan - INDIA

  Map

Call center

(+91) 22 67 86 60 14
From Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Email

info.francein@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

monday Closed
tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
wednesday Closed
thursday Closed
friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

monday Closed
tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
wednesday Closed
thursday Closed
friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Jalandhar

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Contact details

Address

3rd floor, Aman Plaza, Plot No 310,
Lajpat Nagar, Mahavir Marg
Nakodar Chowk,
(opposite to lovely autos)
144001 Jalandhar
Punjab - INDIA

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Call center

(+91) 22 67 86 60 14
From Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Email

info.francein@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

monday Closed
tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
wednesday Closed
thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
friday Closed
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

monday Closed
tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
wednesday Closed
thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
friday Closed
saturday Closed
sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Chennai

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Contact details

Address

No 74, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore
Fagun Towers, Third Floor
600 008 Chennai
Tamil Nadu - INDIA

  Map

Call center

(+91) 22 67 86 60 14
From Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m

Email

info.francein@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

monday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

monday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Mumbai (Bombay)

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Contact details

Address

Trade Centre,
First Floor, ‘G’ Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (East),
Mumbai 400 011
Maharashtra - India

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Call center

022 6786 6014
From Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m

Email

info.francein@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

monday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

monday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

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Contact details

Address

Good Shepherd Square
N° 33, East Cost Road
Elaipillaichavady
Pudupalayam Village
605005 Puducherry
Puducherry - INDE

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Call center

(+91) 22 67 86 60 14
From Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Email

info.francein@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

monday 8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
tuesday 8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
wednesday 8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
thursday 8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
friday 8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

 
monday 8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
tuesday 8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
wednesday 8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
thursday 8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
friday 8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Pune (Poona)

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Contact details

Address

F core, Marvel edge, Viman Nagar
4th Floor
411014 Pune
Maharashtra - INDIA

  Map

Call center

(+91) 22 67 86 60 14
From Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m

Email

info.francein@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

monday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
tuesday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
wednesday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
thursday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
friday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

monday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
tuesday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
wednesday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
thursday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
friday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
saturday Closed
sunday Closed
 

VFS Global Centre in Kathmandu (Nepal)

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Contact details

Address

Mahalaxmisthan Marga, Lagankhel, Lalitpur
Academy of Culinary Arts Building, Ground Floor
Kathmandu
NEPAL

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Call center

(+977) 180 00 91 01 21
(+977) 98 24 92 78 43
From Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Email

info.frnp@vfshelpline.com

Website

 

  Opening times

Submitting applications (appointment only)

monday 9:00am - 1:00pm
tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
wednesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm
friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
saturday Closed
sunday Closed

Collecting passports (without appointment)

monday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
tuesday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
wednesday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
thursday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
friday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
saturday Closed
sunday Closed
 

Public holidays and closed days

Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Public holidays in 2020 :

  • Wednesday January 1: New Year's Day
  • Tuesday March 10: Holi
  • Friday April 10: Good Friday
  • Monday April 13: Easter
  • Friday May 1: Labor Day
  • Friday May 8: Allied victory in 1945
  • Monday June 1: Whit Monday
  • Tuesday July 14: National holiday
  • Tuesday August 11: Krishna Festival
  • Friday October 2: Mahatma Gandhi's birthday
  • Wednesday November 11: Armistice 1918
  • Friday December 25: Christmas

Appointment information

Preparing the required documents and making an appointment at the window

When you are scheduling an appointment i.e. via the call centre or on the VFS India website, you will be asked to immediately provide an email address where you can receive the appointment confirmation letter. You will be asked to show this letter when you visit the VFS Global Centre. You must print the letter out before visiting the Centre along with your other visa application documents.

Application in person

Visa applicants must submit their visa application in person at a VFS Centre after scheduling an appointment. Please remember to bring the following:

  • Printout of the appointment conformation letter);
  • The file containing all the required documents presented in the same order as on the checllist ;
  • Visa processing fees.

If your visa application is incomplete (i.e. documents are missing ), you may choose not to submit your application until you have all the required documents and come back to the Centre at a later date after scheduling a fresh appointment. You will not have to pay any processing fees if you decide not to submit your application at this time. However, if you do decide to submit your incomplete application, you will be asked to sign a document acknowledging that your application is incomplete and that certain documents are missing. Submitting a complete application does not guarantee that the consular authorities will issue you a visa.

Biometrics

Your photograph and fingerprints will be taken in the biometric booth.Applicants with temporary injuries on their fingers are advised to wait until their injuries have healed before scheduling an appointment. Henna on fingertips may also result in an unclear scanned image and should hence be removed or allowed to fade before the applicant's appointment date. Children under 12 years of age are not required to provide biometric data, their application must be submitted by the child’s parent/legal guardian. The ISO/IEC format photograph of the child will be scanned. After visiting the biometric booth, you may leave the Visa Application Centre.


Security information

Following a request from French consular authorities:

  • Only visa applicants are authorised to enter the Visa Application Centre. No companions are permitted to enter unless express prior authorisation has been obtained by emailing our HELP service.
  • All persons entering the VFS Visa Application Centre will be subject to security checks.

For security reasons, the following items can not be brought into the Centre:

  • Any battery-powered device or electronic device such as a camera, video camera, MP3 player, CD player, cassette player (or any other portable music player), computer or tablet;
  • Any bag except  for a clear plastic file containing the required application documents or a small hand bag;
  • Any sealed package or envelope;
  • Any inflammable items e.g. lighter, matches. etc.
  • Any sharp objects e.g. knife, scissors. etc.
  • Any weapons or explosives.

The above list is not exhaustive. Other items may also be prohibited by the Centre’s security officers. The Visa Application Centre can not store/keep any prohibited items. Consequently, visa applicants must make sure they comply with the rules before visiting the Centre.


Collecting your passport and tracking your application

After submitting your application at the Centre on appointed date, you can track the progress of your application on the VFS website (for India and Nepal).

Only visa applicants or persons authorized by them can collect passports. Third parties are not allowed to collect them

Passports can be delivered to your home or office by courier on the payment of an additional fee of 300 INR.