Visa Center Bangladesh

FRANCE Tourist Visa

Basic information

France Visa Processing Manuals.


Do you intend to visit France? If you are a Bangladeshi national, you may need to obtain a Schengen visa before visiting France. This article will walk you through the process of acquiring a Schengen visa for travel to France. So, let's get started!

1. Entering France with a Schengen Visa:
You can travel to any of the 26 Schengen countries, including France, by getting a Schengen visa. It is crucial to note that you must enter and exit France through the state for which you have applied for the visa. This means that if you apply for a France Schengen visa, you must enter and exit France.


2. Submitting the Schengen Visa Application:
To obtain a Schengen visa for France, you must apply at the embassy of your primary destination. In the case of France, Schengen visas are handled via the French Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The visa applications are received by the Embassy of France in Dhaka on behalf of France. 


3. Application Procedure:
France visa applications can be submitted using the France immigration web portal. You must first register on the France immigration application portal. After creating an account, you must carefully fill out all of your information on the visa application portal. Fill in your information with accuracy. Any incorrect information can result in a visa rejection. When you have finished filling out all of the information, you must upload all of your scanned documents. If any of your documents are not in English, translate them all into English.


4. Submit at the Embassy:
To submit your visa application at the embassy, you must book an appointment in advance. Appointments can be scheduled via the France embassy's online portal link. Remember to bring all required documents and your passport for in-person submission at the embassy.


5. Short-Term Visa Applications:
For Bangladeshi citizens planning to visit France for a period of up to three months, they are required to apply for short-term Schengen visas. The visa applications for France are processed through The Embassy of France in Dhaka. It is advisable to visit the embassy's official website or contact them directly for detailed information regarding the application process.


6. Long-Term Visa Applications:
In the case of long-term visa applications for France, Bangladeshi citizens are required to submit their applications at the France Visa Application Centre in Dhaka. The France Visa Application Centre facilitates the in-person submission of visa files. Therefore, applicants need to visit the center personally to submit their documents and obtain a long-term France visa from Bangladesh. The application procedure is the same as a short-term visa.


7. Visa Decision:
As soon as the visa decision is made you will notify through email. You can collect your passport by in-person from the embassy.


8. Conclusion:
It is critical to understand the visa application process as a Bangladeshi citizen before planning a trip to France. You can ensure a smooth and successful visa application by following the advice offered by the France Embassy in Dhaka. Remember to gather all necessary documents, make an appointment, and go to the relevant embassy or visa application center. In this manner, you can obtain a Schengen visa for France and begin your unforgettable trip to this lovely European country.

As soon as visa decisions are made, passports can be collected directly from the embassy in person.

Embassy of the Republic of France

Madani Avenue, Baridhara Diplometic Enclave,
Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh.
Phone: +88 02 5566 8600, +88 02 5881 3811-14
General Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.


Eligibility to Apply for Visa

Basic Eligibility

Any Bangladeshi Nationals are Eligible to Apply for France Tourist Visa (having a valid MRP / E-Passport with at least 6 months validity) subject to provide some required Documents.
Also Applicant should,
• be a genuine visitor
• have enough funds to support his/her stay and leave

Processing Time

15 to 18 working days

Documents Requirements

A valid passport that is original and at least six months validity is essential. Moreover, the passport must have at least two blank pages.
Note: Old passport is required (if any)
Cover Letter
A personal letter from the applicant covering personal details, the purpose of the visit, and outlining who will be responsible for the full costs of the trip. The accommodation details also need to include. The letter should be addressed to The Visa Officer, FRANCE Embassy, Dhaka.
Photo Specification
A recent (6-month-old) two-color photo with a white background is necessary. Photos format should be in ICAO standard (3.5 cm x 4 cm). The photograph should be printed on matt/semi-matt paper, and without border.
Applicants / Sponsors Proof of Occupation and Identity
*Office ID Card/Visiting Card
*Company Letter Pad : A letter from your employer on company letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, the purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job (if you are a job holder).
*Salary slips for the last 6 months
*Valid Passport, NID, Photo, and Birth certificate.
Purpose of travel/stay
Booking confirmation of an organised trip with detailed program, letter from applicant describing the planned trip.
Reservation of a return ticket or travel itinerary.
Applicants / Sponsors Financial Documents
*Personal Bank Statement of the last 6 months & Bank Solvency certificate.
*TIN certificate
*Income Tax certificate (Last 2 years), Tax Return (ITR)
Travel Insurance
Insurance must be valid for the whole Schengen area. The Insurance must cover the repatriation costs up to 30,000 Euros. The Insurance must fully cover the whole period of stay within the Schengen area.
*The conditions must be stated either on the insurance document or on a separate confirmation letter.
Flight and hotel reservation
Valid round trip Air Ticket confirmation and Hotel confirmation for the whole duration of the stay, or other documents proving accommodation is required.
NOC from the applicant’s company authority on the company’s letterhead stating the applicant’s name, designation, passport number, purpose, and duration of the visa.
**The NOC letter is highly important for your Schengen visa application.(Pay slips should be included in it.
Invitation Letter (If Any)
An original copy of Invitation letter from company/ Organization or Friends and Family with evidence.