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France Tourist Visa for Business Trip Guideline for Pakistan:

France Short Stay Visit Visa – Business Trip:
Pakistan nationals who wish to visit France and other Member States of the Schengen Area for a maximum period of 90 days for tourism, shopping, business trip, and visiting a relative or friend can apply for Schengen visa for France from Pakistan.

Your port of entry must be in France. You can submit your application form, and supporting documents and pay the processing fee at any of 10 locations of AEG Travel Services which handles the visa applications for French embassy in Pakistan. You can apply 3 months in advance of your departure date to visit France. You may be required to submit additional documents. Depending on the purpose of your travel to France, there are different types of visas that will apply to the occasion. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study, business trip or work and reside there permanently, you will have to apply for a different France Schengen Visa, accordingly.

What is French Business Trip Visa?
You are replying to invitations and requests from your partners in France. You want to attend or participate in trade fairs, seminars or conferences related to your professional activity. In other words it is a Schengen visitor visa.

YOUR VISA:
You will be issued a short-stay visa valid for the Schengen area or a French non-European territory depending on your destination. It will allow you to visit France for the duration of your visit, which must not exceed 90 days.

YOUR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:
To obtain your visa, you must demonstrate or prove the link between your professional activity and the purpose of your trip. The required supporting documents related to your personal and professional situation are indicated in the visa wizard.

EXAMPLE OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:
The request letter, the summons or the invitation from your correspondent in France accurately describing the activity, the purpose, the duration and the location of the meeting, seminar or conference;
Failing this, admission cards to trade fairs or conferences;
Failing this, a commitment by the inviting organisation or company to cover all the visitor’s costs during his/her stay. || Source ||

WHERE SHOULD I APPLY?
You are not free to choose at which mission of a Schengen state to apply.You have to apply at the mission of the country where your main destination / longest stay will be or if it is difficult to determine (e.g. cruises, bus tours) you must apply from the mission of the first point of entry. If you are not sure (equal time in several countries), please contact the French Embassy at visas.islamabad-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr .Sufficient proof has to be submitted about the complete stay in the Schengen Territory.
Note: “Group organizers are informed that appointments for Schengen visa applications should be requested at least a month in advance”

From 11th December 2017 on wards French embassy received applications and issuing visas to Afghani citizens who live in Afghanistan through AEG.

As from 1st January 2014, All appointments to submit visa applications on ordinary passports are to be made through AEG Travel Services (Pvt) Ltd. in one of their 10 Locations in Pakistan. AEG offices will be opened from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm, with the exception of bank holidays. All intended visa applicants are required to get the appointment in advance from AEG Office and pay service charges at the designated Public Service Centers.

The Embassy of France strongly advises to book an appointment well in advance: one month before travelling is standard and it should not be less than 2 weeks in advance for a Schengen visa. Delays to get an appointment in the summer season have to be taken into account as well. Remember that you may apply for a Schengen visa up to 3 months before your actual travel.

Applicants or their representative have to visit nearest AEG office with all the relevant documents and passport to get their appointment. No appointment will be issued over telephone. || Source ||

AEG French Visa:

As from 1st January 2014, All appointments to submit visa applications on ordinary passports are to be made through AEG Travel Services (Pvt) Ltd. in one of their 10 Locations in Pakistan. AEG offices will be opened from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm, with the exception of bank holidays. All intended visa applicants are required to get the appointment in advance from AEG Office and pay service charges at the designated Public Service Centers. Click here for AEG French visa services.

France Visit Visa Application Form for Pakistan | How to Fill-in the Schengen Visa Application Form:

Everyone who is looking to obtain a Schengen Visa to travel to Europe, is required to fill in and sign the official application form. The visa form also requires the applicant to glue a photo taken according to the visa photograph specifications and requirements. Filling up correctly the Schengen visa application form is one the most important part of the entire European visa application process. The visa application form has 37 questions that must be filled in by the applicant with relevant information. Bear in mind that any false statements will result in your visa being refused.

Download France Schengen Visa application form and fill it in cautiously and honestly.

Gather Required Documents:
An ordinary passport or other recognised travel document valid for at least three months from the expiry date of the visa applied for. This document must have at least two empty pages. Please bring previous passports, if any, and attach with application copies, on A4 size paper, of used pages.
Photocopy of your national ID card
If you have been refused a visa by an Embassy or High Commission in the last two years, written explanation about reason for trip and refusal.
Third country nationals residing in Pakistan must provide supporting documents attesting to the legality and the authorized duration of their residence here.
Original signed letter of the applicant’s company/employer stating name, position, salary, duration of employment, address and contact numbers of the employer, purpose and duration of visit to the Schengen state(s).

Supporting documents of personal income :
Original bank statements of the last six months
National Tax Number Certificate (NTM) for the previous two years and proof of income tax payment (FBR)
last three salary slips If the applicant is the proprietor of a company, he must attach :
Original bank statements of the last six months
National Tax Number Certificate (NTM) for the previous two years and proof of income tax payment (FBR)
Supporting documents of the organisation’s income :
Original bank statements of the last six months
National Tax Number Certificate (NTM) for the previous two years and proof of income tax payment (FBR)
Chamber of Commerce Certificate valid for the current year
Recommendation for business visa from the Chamber of Commerce
An invitation letter from the private or public organisation established in France, in the applicant’s name and indicating the trip dates.
Confirmed hotel reservation.
Copy of flight booking(s).
Original AND copy of a travel medical insurance policy of not less than 30,000 Euros. The policy must cover medical and hospitalisation expenses for the entire period of valid stay on Schengen territory as well as repatriation costs.

France Visa Insurance from Pakistan:

From 01/01/2015, only electronic Schengen insurance policies, issued by one of the following insurance companies, will be accepted with a Schengen visa application. No manually written insurance policy or any manual alteration to a given electronic policy will be accepted.

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT FOR BIOMETRIC AND INTERVIEW:
You must visit the nearest AEG Travel Services center to submit application and documents, pay visa processing fee and get the appointment for interview at the French Embassy in Islamabad. You will also be giving fingerprints of both hands and photograph at the time of interview.

Pay Visa Processing Fee:
You must pay the Visa processing fee of PKR8571 in Cash only at the time of submitting application. The fee is dependent on the exchange rate of PKR and EURO and may change without notice. AEG also charges service fees for their services to handle the visa applications.

ATTEND VISA INTERVIEW:
On the day of interview you must arrive at the Diplomatic Shuttle Service, 3rd Avenue, near Quaid-e-Azam University Road, G-5, Islamabad to board the shuttle to the French Embassy. You must arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled visa appointment time. You must bring original NIC, current and all previous passports, Receipt issued by AEG and all necessary supporting documents with you to the French Embassy. You will be asked about yourself and your visit to France during the interview. Visa Counselor will keep the passport after the interview.

RECEIVE PASSPORT:
You will receive the passport with Schengen visa at the AEG visa center where you submitted your application. It will take about two weeks before you will receive your passport back.

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS AND DOWNLOADS:
French Embassy Official Website in Pakistan
France Business Trip Short Stay Visa Official Webpage
AEG French Visa Services in Pakistan

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