France Business Visa

1. Applicant’s Original Passport

Applicant must carry a valid passport with 2 blank pages which should not expire within 3 months of the intended return from the Schengen territory. The applicant should also include a UK residency permit with the passport or on the new biometric card. In case the applicant has an old passport also full of stamps then provide that too along with the new passport.

2. Passport Size Photograph

2 color photographs in the size of 45 mm, x 35 mm is a must. The photograph must be in a white/pale or grey background. The photograph must not be older than 1 month and while getting it clicked, the applicant should not be wearing any accessories like glasses, cap, etc.

3. Application Form

The application form contains 37 columns. All of them should be carefully filled. The last column of the declaration should be filled by the applicant or guardian along with signatures. The application form will be considered invalid if there is any error in it. 

4. Covering Letter from the company

Covering letter from a company mentioning the applicant’s name and designation. There must also be signatory from managerial or executive level giving a brief sketch of the applicant’s itinerary, name, address, and email of the company.

5. Invitation Letter

The applicant also has to provide an invitation letter from a registered French company.

6. Bank Statement of Applicant and Company

Bank statements of at least 6 months is a must.

7. Travel Insurance

An applicant must also carry the travel insurance that covers the period of the intended stay in the France or Schengen area. The insurance cover is to be provided by the applicant’s bank as proof of his account with them. This confirmation should be on the bank’s original letterhead and must not be older than 30 days of your application. If travel insurance is taken out by the post office, then it should be attached to the original receipt as well as the policy brochure.

8. Travel Documents

1. Applicant must provide his / her ticket by flight, train or bus in the form of a printout or e-ticket.

2. If an applicant is traveling by car, then he has to provide the following papers such as registration certificate, car insurance along with the driving license, MOT and ferry. If the applicant is traveling as a passenger then all the documents which are discussed above have to be provided for the driver. In this case, the driver should also provide a confirming letter that states that the applicant is traveling with him or her in the passenger seat.

9. Accommodation

1. Proof of accommodation must be provided which is received by either fax or e-mail. The confirmation must state the name of the applicant, intended dates of stay, address and contact details.

2. If the applicant’s accommodation is sponsored by a French resident (family or friend) than an original “Attestation accursed” must be provided by the sponsor, covering the entire period of the applicant’s stay. This same can also be obtained from any Townhall or police station in France. 

10. Financial Requirements

1. The applicant must show the original bank statement of one month with his or her name and address. There must also be a balance of at least £55.00 per person / per day for each day that the applicant is intended to stay in France. The bank statement must not be older than 30 days from the date of the application. If the bank statement is older than 30 days then the applicant can also show the printout of his bank account with an up-to-date balance.

2. If the applicant is not able to submit the bank statement then the applicant can provide the EURO traveler of £60.00 per person / per day for each day that he is supposed to stay in France.

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