Temporary suspension of bio metrics for all visa applications in French consulate (Mumbai):
Applicants who are applying for France visa in all categories like France business Visa, France Tourist Visa, France Visitor Visa, France Visit Visa, France Student Visa, France immigrant Visa(short stay or long stay) now need not to visit French consulate in Mumbai unless summoned for an interview (i.e. unless otherwise called for). This suspension announced as temporarily for all France business Visa, France Tourist Visa, France Visitor Visa, France Visit Visa, France Student Visa, France immigrant Visa application forms to France. Applicants now have to apply in advance to secure appointment with VFS for submission of their file at visa application center.
Bio metric service is withheld by french consulate till further notice. Applicants now have to apply online for submission of their French visa. And applicants need not to visit French consulate in Mumbai unless otherwise called for.
From the consulate desk:
Catherine Oden, Director Atout France India sharing her view on this temporarily suspension, mentioned that “This temporarily suspension is a concrete step in developing the bilateral ties that already existing between India & France”. And she is expecting a positive outcome out of this policy, which will bring in more tourist from India to France. Further to this she would like to motivate all Indian travel industry partners to enhance their positioning of France as a preferred tourist and business destinations to their clients.
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