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Tourist Visa for Employed/ Self Employed or Unemployed

1. Valid Passport

  • A valid passport that has at least two blank pages
  • Passport’s expiry date cannot be within 3 months of the date of return
  • A UK residency permit along with a bio-metric card
  • When containing any stamps, old and new passport both are required

2. Passport Size Photograph

  • Need 2 color photographs with size 45 mm x 35 mm
  • With a white/pale or grey background
  • Cannot be older than a month
  • Should be without any accessories like caps, glasses, etc

3. Application Form

  • The applicant to carry his or her application form
  • Kindly fill the 37 columns including the declaration column
  • This needs to be signed by the applicant and/or the guardian

4. Letter of Employment

  • Carry work appointment letter
  • Pay slips (Last 3 months)
  • Appointment letter (not older than 30 days from visa application date)
  • Letter with details like working hours, pay scale, perks (if any), etc

5. Travel Insurance

  • Carry travel insurance documents
  • The period of stay has to be covered by insurance
  • Insurance from applicant’s bank as a proof of the bank account
  • Issued on bank’s letterhead and not older than 30 days from date of application
  • Original receipt with policy brochure needed for travel insurance taken through a post office

6. Travel Documents

  • Printouts of all valid travel tickets
  • For car travel driving license, registration certificate, car insurance, MOT, and ferry tickets (if any)
  • Driver’s details if the applicant is not the driver
  • A letter signed by the driver confirming the applicant as a passenger

7. Accommodation

  • Hotel booking confirmation (dates, applicants name, hotel address, etc)
  • In case of applicant’s accommodation being provided by a French resident, original “attestation accursed” from inviting party in France
  •  Obtain this from a local town hall or  a police station in France

8. Financial Requirements

  • 1 month original bank statement (name & address of the applicant)
  • Statement should not be older than 30 days from the application date
  • If older than 30 days - a printout of  bank account with updated balance
  • A minimum balance requirement - £55.00 per person / per day for each day to be spent in France
  • If unable to submit bank statement - a Euro travelers cheque of £60.00 per person / per day for each day to be spent in France.

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