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Notice to visa applicants

Submitting a visa application at the France Visa Application Centre (VAC) is not compulsory. The Embassy of France recommends visa applicants to apply at the France VAC. Applicants wishing to submit a visa application directly at the Embassy may schedule an appointment with the Embassy on this page.
According to their appointments, applicants will hand over visa applications directly to the France Embassy, along with the correct visa fee to be paid preferably in cash in local currency (Sri Lankan Rupees).

Appointment Scheduling

Please note that this online booking will allow you to submit a visa application directly at the France Embassy once a week, on Tuesday (upon remaining availabilities and except if the considering Tuesday is a holiday). The deadline to schedule an appointment for the coming Tuesday is Monday, 00:00.


  You book online on Wednesday 5, you will be offered to schedule an appointment at the French Embassy on Tuesday 11, if a slot is still available;
  You book online on Monday 10, 11am, you will be offered to schedule an appointment at the French Embassy Tuesday 11, if a slot is still available;
  You book online on Monday 10, 1pm, you will be offered to schedule an appointment at the French Embassy on Tuesday 18, if a slot is still available.

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Important instructions:

  As part of the visa application procedure effective from 2nd November 2015, applicants need to provide Biometric fingerprint data along with a digital photograph. If applicant has temporary injuries on fingers, they are advised to wait until the injuries have healed before booking the appointment. Henna on fingertips may also mean we are unable to get a clear scanned image and should be removed or allowed to fade before the appointment date.
  Before booking the appointment, applicant should carefully read the visa application process and other information available on the website.
  Only one appointment can be booked per passport.
  Application will not be accepted at the VAC if the passport number does not match with the one used for booking the appointment.
  If the applicant has missed the appointment on the scheduled day, the appointment system will not allow rescheduling or cancelling and applicant will be required to book a new appointment after 24 hours.
  Appointments can be rescheduled or cancelled only for a limited period and number of times.
  Applicant needs to carry a printout of the appointment letter on the scheduled date and time in order for the appointment to be entertained.
  Applicants are advised to arrive at the visa application center 10 minutes prior to the appointment time. Appointment time is the time when applicant will be allowed entry into the VAC and does not necessarily mean that applicant will be served at the same time. Applicant will be served as per the token provided at the VAC. Please factor in waiting times at the VAC when booking the appointment.
  Applicants are not allowed to be accompanied inside the VAC. The only exceptions to this are those accompanying children under 18 years-of-age or applicants who need special assistance for health reasons or disability.
  If applicant is a part of a family or group, each member of the family or group must make an individual appointment. For example, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children you must make 4 individual appointments.
  Group applications:  Travel agencies/group applicants are requested to send the details of the group, including but not limited to, the applicant name, passport no, expiry date of passport, travel dates (onward and return), purpose of journey of the group etc. in a tabular format along with the group coordinator name and contact details to at least 30 working days before the group departure date. VFS will co-ordinate with the group coordinator and facilitate for group submission of visa applications at the VAC.

Important Notice

By consequence, the personal appearance of the applicants becomes optional for a *subsequent application and they will have the possibility to be represented by a third party with an authorized letter.

  • *Children under the age of 12
  • *The applicants those who had a previous Schengen Visa issued after 02 November   2015 (with VIS tag in the visa sticker) .

Note: Please choose “Sri Lanka” as  “Residing Country” if you are a citizen of Maldiveswho wishes to book  an appointment.  

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