Required documents for short stay visa for tourism, business or family visit (ordinary passport)

Important Notes

Due to an increase in the application number, the current waiting period to get an appointment with the visa section of this Embassy is 3 weeks. As it takes 1 week from the appllication date to process the visas, applicants are invited to take an appointment as soon as possible and to fix their plan accordingly.

The waiting period for a visa will be at least of seven (7) calendar days, there is no possible exception. The Embassy of France in Bangladesh is closed on Fridays, Saturdays and some national holidays. Please check here. In case documents presented by the applicant need to b verified the processing time rises to approximately 4 weeks.

The Embassy of France is only able to accept visa applications from residents in Bangladesh. Visa applications from non-residents, including Bangladeshi nationals, who are settled in another country can only be processed if applicants can prove that they have an urgent and unforeseen need to travel to France whilst visiting Bangladesh.

Each application file must be presented in two sets : one set of originals + one set of (only A4 size) photocopies. The document has to be presented according to the order of the list on the website. All documents must be translated in French or in English The Embassy will, in no circumstance, make any photocopies and files can no longer be completed at a later stage.}

All the files presented will be carefully examined by the Visa Section. However, we wish to emphasize the fact that if you do not produce all the requested documents (original with their photocopies), the visa will be denied.

Therefore, reapplying will mean the rescheduling of an appointment and full repayment of the visa fee. No exception will be made.)]


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR ALL TYPES OF VISAS

  • One (1) application form : fill out all headings, front and back, using capital letters. You have to date and sign the application. Your application shall not be processed in case of error or omission. The form can be uploaded from here. Only this application form can be used.
  • Two (2) recent colored photographs (full face, no dark glasses, no head covering, plain white background only, size: 35 x 45 mm). (see the requirements)
  • Valid passport (the validity of the passport has to exceed the end of the proposed trip by at least three months. Make sure the passport has at least two blank pages left for visa purpose).
  • Clear photocopy of your passport : data page (identification page) + pages with visas.
  • Statement of personnal bank account for the past three months.
  • Travel Health Insurance valid for the length of stay and for all Schengen countries which covers medical expenses at minimum fo 30,000 euros and repatriation together with details of the coverage. (list of the authorized companies).
  • Flight reservation with confirmed dates (round trip ticket). Open tickets are not accepted. JUST BOOK your trip but DO NOT PURCHASE your tickets until the visa has been approved
  • For Non-Bangladeshi nationals, Bangladeshi residence permit and re-entry visa into Bangladesh to be valid after the expiry date of the Schengen visa
  • Application handling fee of 5,263 BDT (the amount will not be refunded in any circumstances)
    • Please note that fee is 3,070 BDT for children from 6 to 12 and free of charge for children under 6.
    • The visa fee, which is only collectible in TAKA, may change as a result of currency fluctuation, therefore the Taka amount you are requested to pay may differ from those quoted above
  • A copy of this page

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS VISA

  • Original invitation letter from the company to be visited in France which indicates :
    • the purpose of the visit
    • the dates of the visit
    • whether the Company in the Schengen area is covering travel expenses and/or accommodation
  • Cover letter/introduction letter from the company or organization in Bangladesh explaining necessity to travel, even if the applicant is the owner of the company. The letter must state :
    • the purpose and duration of the visit.
    • the date of beginning of the employment.
    • the amount of the annual salary.
  • Company bank statements for the last three months;
  • Certificate of Incorporation of the company in Bangladesh and/or Memorandum and Articles of Association (if applicable);
  • Trade license;
  • Evidence of former and current transactions in Bangladesh and/or abroad (e.g. bills of lading, receipts, contracts, L/C);
  • Proof of personal living conditions : marriage certificate, children’s birth certificate(s) (if applicable);
  • In case of taking part in a trade fair :
    • Hotel reservation with hotel address
    • Exhibitor Pass, in case you have a stall.
  • Proof of accommodation (for the whole length of your stay) :
    • hotel bookings for all the countries to be visited ;

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR TOURISM VISA

  • Tour plan (itinerary) for the entire travel with mention of names and addresses of all the hotels or places you plan to stay.
  • Proof of accommodation (for the whole length of your stay) :
    • hotel bookings for all the countries to be visited ;
    • If you are staying with family or friend(s) you must present a certificate of board and lodging "Attestation d’Accueil" which has to be obtained by your relatives or friends at the city hall "Mairie". The original needs to be stamped by this Embassy to be valid and should be presented upon arrival in France.
  • Proof of personal living conditions : marriage certificate, children’s birth certificate(s) (if applicable).
  • Certificate of Incorporation of the company in Bangladesh and/or Memorandum and Articles of Association (if applicable).
  • Trade license (if applicable).
  • Letter from your employer mentioning the beginning of your employment and your annual salary (if applicable).
  • Leave letter of employer (with physical address and telephone number) stating the dates/duration of leave and the function/profession of the applicant in the company (if applicable).
  • Salary slips for the last three months (if applicable).
  • For students, a letter from the school or the university confirming the permission to leave

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR VISITOR VISA (FAMILY / FRIENDS)

  • Tour plan (itinerary) for the entire travel with mention of names and addresses of all the hotels or places you plan to stay.
  • Proof of accommodation (for the whole length of your stay) :
    • hotel bookings for all the countries to be visited ;
    • If you are staying with family or friend(s) you must present a certificate of board and lodging "Attestation d’Accueil" which has to be obtained by your relatives or friends at the city hall "Mairie". The original needs to be stamped by this Embassy to be valid and should be presented upon arrival in France.
  • If your are sponsored during your stay in the Schengen area :
    • Copy of sponsor’s passport/ID card and residence permit (if applicable)
    • Proof of employment of the sponsor with salary slips for the last three months
    • Proof of relationship with the host (if applicable)
  • Letter from your employer mentioning the beginning of your employment and your annual salary with salary slips for the last three months (if applicable)
  • Leave letter of employer (with physical address and telephone number) stating the dates/duration of leave and the function/profession of the applicant in the company (if applicable).
  • Salary slips for the last three months (if applicable).
  • For students, a letter from the school or the university confirming the permission to leave
  • Proof of personal living conditions : marriage certificate, children’s birth certificate(s) (if applicable).
  • Certificate of Incorporation of the company in Bangladesh and/or Memorandum and Articles of Association (if applicable).
  • Trade license (if applicable).

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR A MINOR

  • a written authorization of the parents or the guardian under whose custody the minor is.
  • Birth certificate of the minor.
  • Copy of parents’s ID.
  • the parents or guardian should be present at the Embassy when minor is applying for visa

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR AIRPORT TRANSIT VISA

A transit visa is applicable for the persons who are just transiting the Schengen territory and who will not leave the transit area of the airport (However, if you wish to stay in a hotel overnight outside the transit area, or if your arrival and departure are from two different airports you will need a regular tourist visa).

  • Valid visas for all other countries of destination after leaving the Schengen territory
  • Confirmed flight reservation
  • No travel Health Insurance is required.
REMINDER : THE EMBASSY OF FRANCE ISSUE BIOMETRIC VISAS. AS THE FINGERPRINTS MUST BE COLLECTED, EACH APPLICANT SHOULD APPLY IN PERSON. TRAVEL AGENTS OR OTHER AGENTS OR OTHER INDIVIDUALS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO REPRESENT THE APPLICANT.

Dernière modification : 16/02/2016

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