How to get French Visa from Pakistan

First thing you need to know before applying is what type of use meets your purpose. That depends on you purpose of visiting France actually. Business visa is required for business purposes while tourist visa is required for short stay. Then comes the procedure.


Procedure includes filling in an application, that can be acquired from French embassy or downloaded from web and then submitting it with all the required documents. All of your documents along with visa application form must be submitted at the French embassy in Islamabad. The procedure goes like this:

  • Application form
  • Documents and supporting documents
  • Visa fee
  • Acknowledgement of visa application
  • Collection of other relevant data
  • Processing of application
  • Decision on whether visa is granted or not
  • In case your visa is issued, your passport will have a sticker on it otherwise not.
  • In case of refusal you may appeal and get your case reviewed.


Following documents are required:

  • Duly and accurately filled, signed visa application form
  • Passport that is valid for at least three months beyond its expiry date
  • Photographs, maximum 3, meeting the official standards
  • Salary slips or bank statements that show you have a sound financial status
  • Evidence that supports the reason of your stay at France
  • Visa office may ask for additional documents

Your documents will not be returned to you so make sure you submit copies only and not original documents.

Fee requirements:

For short stay and business visa total fee is 6530 rupees including service charges. Long stay visa fee is 99 Euros.

Contact details:

Contact details and office timings are as follow:

  • Call Centre # 111-786-111
  • Fax No. : 92-51-226-6474
  • Website :
  • Email:
  • Visa Office Timings
  • Working Days: Monday to Saturday

If you are planning to travel for tourism, business, study, employment, or family reunion, among other reasons, you will need to determine the sort of visa that is required.

The Criteria

  1. To learn about the particular criteria for your visa category, you should check with the French embassy or consulate in Pakistan via their official website. Before applying, ensure that you meet all of the requirements.
  2. Make Sure to Fill Out the Visa Application Form Fully and Accurately. The French embassy or consulate website will typically have this form.
  3. Gather all the required paperwork that is specific to your visa type. Common items requested by embassies and consulates include a passport, two passport-sized photos, a travel itinerary, evidence of lodging, evidence of funds, proof of insurance, and any other documents requested by the relevant authorities.
  4. Call the embassy or consulate to set up a time to apply for a visa. Appointments are required to apply for visas at many embassies and consulates.
  5.  It is imperative that you bring all of the necessary paperwork, including your application, to your scheduled appointment. Should one be required, come prepared for an interview.
  6. For the visa application, you must pay a cost. The amount of the cost differs for each type of visa that you are seeking.
  7. The time it takes to complete a French visa can vary, so please be patient. Depending on the provider, you might be able to check on the progress of your application online.
  8. Your passport will already have a visa attached to it when you pick it up from the visa application facility or embassy/consulate after your application is approved.

Applying for a residence permit in France upon arrival may be necessary if you are applying for a long-term visa (e.g., a work or study visa). Pay close attention to any extra procedures that may be demanded by the French government.

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