No one likes a slow & old process, not even you, especially when it comes to your Visa Process. That's why the New VFS process comes into the picture, which helps in getting a student visa very quickly and relieves you from the traditional process where you need tons of documents.

So, let's quickly jump to some important checklist to ensure before applying for the France VFS.

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Passport/Travel Document with at least 2 blank pages (face to face) and having a validity of
at least 3 months after intended stay + Old passport
Passport photocopy (first and last page)
Long stay visa application form correctly filled, dated and signed
2 passport-size photographs not older than 3 months. One must be attached to the
application form. Please visit for the photo
OFII attestation duly filled and signed (for more than 6 months studies)
Admission letter from the school mentioning the duration and the payable fees
Receipt of payment (50% at least or full amount of the tuition fees)
For French Government scholarship holder : attestation certifying the amount and duration of
the scholarship
Covering letter mentioning the purpose of the trip, duration, sponsors, motivation…
Curriculum Vitae
Original + Copy of latest degree / diploma
Expenses Statement + Proof of financial means : updated bank statement(s) with sufficient funds,
At least 615€/month (around 45 000 rupees) is required or 300€/month in case of free

For each sponsor :

Covering letter (mentioning social situation and financial elements)
ID proof
Last 3 months Bank statement
Last 3 years ITR
Last 3 months payslips or proof of professional situation
Accomodation proof for at least the first 3 months

If accomodation is provided without any charge by an individual :

Undertaking by the person to accommodate the applicant without any charge (affidavit and proof of
Copy of ID card
Copy of the property deed or lease agreement
Last income tax paper or copy of the family book (livret de famille)
Campus France letter with registration number (for long stay visa)
Travel insurance for the first three months
Air ticket booking
Copy of US, UK and Schengen Visas issued for the past 5 years (including immigration seals)
Additional documents could be requested by the Consulate

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